What’s Occurring atECSU?
Students Hold Workshop
by Gladys (Gay) Goree
Public awareness and education are the two major keys to the
prevention of child abuse.
In observance of April being National Child Abuse Prevention
Month, a group of students presented a workshop, “A Secret is Being
Told,” on child abuse.
The guest speaker, known only as Ed, captivated the audience as
he told of his sexually abused early childhood. Later he told of his
role in the molestation of his step-daughters. Ed revealed his inner
most self to give students honest, first-hand exposure to the devasta
tion called incest.
Also, the students were introduced to Parents United, a self-help
group of therapists and others involved in incest. Parents United has
a process that makes it possible to turn vice into victory.
Social Services of Elizabeth City has plans to bring Parents United
to the area in the near future.
As the workshop came to a close, the students were encouraged to
carry the message that protects and prevents child abuse —
children, tell someone your secret hurt, because it should not hurt to
be a child.
by Rita Carroll
The National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Sciences
Branch of the United States
Department of Commerce
sponsored a $1,000 scholarship.
Only students majoring in
Geology and Biology are eligible
for the scholarship.
There were approxiamately
eight to ten students
participating in the scholarship
drive. The credentials for
applying and winning the
scholarships were that the
student must have a high grade
point average and attend five
Science seminars which occured
every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
for five consecutive weeks.
Each student while attending
the seminar took notes and roll
was taken at every meeting to
determine the attendance of the
participants. The seminars
consisted of lectures on marine
and geological subjects
supplemented with film strips,
charts, graphs and other source
A student participant was
asked how the seminars were
beneficial to her and other
students and her reply was, “ the
seminars were benefical for the
students and gave good insights
into the Marine sciences.” She
also felt it was very worthwhile
and the students were able to
obtain firsthand knowledge and
had the opportunity to meet the
experts in the field.
Five $1000.00 scholarships
were given, three in Geoscience
and two in Biology.
by Da Via Purnell
The Commodore 64 is so
friendly it even talks; and Adam
even “thinks” like a person but
works like a machine. These are
just two of the many computers
that are used by over half of the
Computers are so advanced
that they can take information
which you give and come up with
jobs for you to choose from.
Karen Gilkey, a Computer
Specialist, is working with
students everyday helping them
choose jobs best suited for them.
Students are given a worksheet
to fill out; the information is then
fed into the computer and certain
jobs are given as some means to
go by in choosing your career.
If none of the jobs shown
appeals to you on the computer,
you can answer certain questions
again. This will cause the
computer to give you different
types of jobs than before.
Gilkey said, “The program is
offered to all freshman
orientation classes but may also
be used by sophomores, juniors,
So why not get a jump on your
career by knowing what job
interests you? This will give you
a chance to make up your mind
about your career choice.
Gilkey’s office is located in the
Infirmary. All who are interested
are welcome to come over and
discover the world of computers.
by Rick Jones
The ECSU University Choir
presented its annual spring
concert to large audiences in
several northeastern cities.Choir
performances and audience
attendance were excellent.
“The large crowds and their
applause proved they were very
impressed by our choir,” said
Billy C. Hines.
For further information
contact: Teresa Tumage
Health Careers Limited
This Year's Projects
The Health Careers Club is a
viable organization on ECSU’s
campus that focuses its major
activities on public service
projects. Last year the club
members became involved in
projects such as donating to a
Sickle-Cell patient, s Trick-or-
Treat party for children at
Albemarle Hospital and an
ECSU nursery and kindergarten
This year, the club members
decided to limit their projects to
two major activities. They
donated cash to Mr. Kevin
Brumsey, a local sickle cell
patient, and donated a television
set to the Infirmary. The
television has been placed in the
lounge of the Infirmary. These
activities were made possible
through the selling of candy.
Even though the club is small
in quantity, it is large in quality.
An invitation is being extended,
for the next academic year, to all
students who are interested in
becoming members of a
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Kappa Delta Pi Initiates Two
Kappa Delta Chapter of Kappa
Delta Pi, an International Honor
Society, recently initiated two
Junior Elizabeth City State
University students into its
membership. The initiates both
from Elizabeth City were Mrs.
Renee R. Harris of Poute 2 and
Mrs. Sharon W. Ware of Route 5.
Mrs. Harris is an Intermediate
Education major and Mrs. Ward
is a Special Education major. In
order to have been initiated, the
students had to have a minimum
grade-point average of 3.40 and
had to meet criteria established
by the Society.
The presiding officials at the
ceremony were Ms. Vernastine
Kent, secretary and Dr. Edna
Davis, counselor. Dinner
followed at the Whistling Pines
Date of initiation was March
Hines, Assistant Professor of
Voice and Director of Choral
Activities at ECSU, is the
director of the choir.
He studied Voice and Vocal
Pedagogy with Professors Dino
Anagnost, Helen Grossman and
Craig Timberlake of Columbia
The choir visited churches and
high schools in the cities of
Richmond, Va., Washington,
D.C., Baltimore, Md.,
Pittsburgh, Pa., Philadelphia,
Pa., Atlantic City, N.J., and New
At each tour appearance,
Hines met at least one ECSU
alumnus who was very
encouraging to the choir.
“The alumni we met were very
supportive of the choir. Some of
them served as sponsors of the
tour by housing and feeding the
choir members,” Hines said.The
tour was a lot of hard work. It
was early to bed by 11:00 p.m.
and early to rise by 7:00 a.m.
The choir practically lived out of
“The only problem we
encountered was snow. It
snowed from Philadelphia to
New York. Aside from that,
everything went as planned,”
The accompanist was Mr. W.
Wilson M. Bryant who is a native
of Elizabeth City. He is a
graduate of ECSU where he
earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in English and also
pursued a music course of study.
He now holds the position of
Minister of Music at Mt. Lebanon
A.M.E. Zion Church in the city
and is accompanist for the
Evelyn A. Johnson Community
by James N. Howard, Jr.
Have you noticed that
something has been missing
from the yard for the past two
years? Yes, it’s the frateroity
and sorority plots which have
been on the yard since 1972 and
were removed two years ago.
Now, thanks to the
Interfraternal Council (all Greek
and Social Fellowships) the plots
shall soon be back on campus,
but in a different location. The
plots will be located on part of the
baseball field behind the
Many people have wondered
what was the real reason the
plots were removed in the first
place. Lester Staton, president of
the Interfraternal Council said, “
the administration gave us
excuses like, some of the plots
were interfering with the
drainage system or they made
the campus look tacky and
caused lots of trouble.”
The administration proposed
that the plots be put behind the
University Center because it is
considered the Student Activity
area and they feel it is in a good
area since they are planning on
making lots of changes to the
front of the University.
self-motivated individual to
work 2-4 hours per week placing
and filling posters on campus.
Earn $500-plus each school year.
Call toll-free 1-800-243-6679.
Mr. Roger McClean, Vice
Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs is in
charge of construction of the
plots. The plots will be
constructed in a unified and
equal way. They will be together
illustrating unity of the
Interfraternal Council. The lot
numbers were decided by the
council in which each fraternity
drew a lot number with the
option of having your brother or
sister organization next to your
There was much controversy
between the Greeks and Social
Fellowships pertaining to the
number system. Some wanted
the plots layed out in the order
the organizations were founded,
others believed the Greeks and
the Social Fellowships shouldn’t
have their plots together.
The baseball field will remain
where it is, but there will be a
fence built to separate it from the
plots. Building of the plots will
start as soon as the architecural
work is finished, which should be
before this semester ends. The
plots will be completed before
the 1984-85 academic school year.
The main purpose of the plots
is to bring unity among all the
organizations. Mr. Staton said:
“There is no one organization
that is better than another. It’s
not the name that makes an
organization, but its people.
Therefore, all the plots should be
in the same locale.”
Others working on the plots are
Howard Pipkins,President of the
Plot Council, and Ernis Lee,
Chairman of the Committee for
the Interfraternal Coimcil and
for the Fraternal Council.