14 The Compass Wednesday, Decembers, 1992
Police seek ECSU students on drug charges
By Kysha Gary
Agents of a state task force on drugs
and officers of ECSU's Police Depart
ment seized two ounces of powdered
cocaine from a student's room in Womack
Hall on Nov. 24.
Undercover officers boughtfiveounces
of cocaine from the same student in an
undercover operation the same day, ac
cording to Lt. J.P. Tade, Supervisor of the
Northeast Regional Drug Task Force
which conduct^ theinvestigation,along
with the University's Security Etepart-
Thecocainehad a street valueof $25,000,
By Pamela Tolson
ECSU will have a new Mass Commu
nication and Fine Arts building if the
Board of Governors approves it.
The Mass Communication and Fine
Arts building is presently on the list of the
biennial budget for 1993-1995, according
to ECSU Chancellor Dr. Jimmy Jenkins.
Construction will take two years, at at an
estimated cost of $7 inillion, he said.
The Student Government Association
HaU,onDec. 1,1992.SG APresidentMichael
Myrick discussed upcoming plans for the
spring 93 semester. These plans included
educational black forumsand ECSU Day at
Church. Students were given the opportu
nity to address their concerns to Dr. Jimmy
Jenkins, Dr. Leon White, Roger McQean,
and SGA officers. The students^ main con
cerns was housing for the spring semester.
Some seniors in the audience expressed
concerns reading their senior dues and
their choice for commencement speakers.
ECSU celebrated Thanksgiving with a
vesper service held Sunday, Nov. 22 in the
G.R. Little Library.
Rev. Mark A. Barfield was the speaker.
Music was provided by the ECSU Gospel
The vesper service was sponsored by the
Rdigious Activities Committee.
Peter A. Benolid, Chairman of the Board
of Quaker Chemic^ Corporation of Phila-
ddphia, PA spoke in the Jimmy R. Jenkins
SdenceComplex AuditoriumonNov. 12at
2p.m. Benolid was tfiefirstinitiated^3eaker
of ti>e ECSU Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Quaker Chemical is a leading producer
of industrial chemicalsand has six plants in
the United States and pdants/offices in 12
The purpose of the new ECSU Distin
guished Lecturer Series is to p»«sentaseries
of distinguished duefexecutivesofleading
US. industrial firms, botii corporate and
entiepreneurial, to acquaint detents with
those industiies and to assist students in
learning the job op^rtunities available.
The National Association of Mu^ Mer
chants has announced thisyear'siedpients
While police were buying the drugs,
another group of officers searched the
student's room, said Tade. The student
was able to escape on foot before he was
arrested, Tade said. "Heoutran thedog,"
Police arrested the wTong student in
Womack, according toTade,due toa case
of mistaken identity. Both students were
from Miami and both had the same first
name, he said. The student was released
twelve hours later.
Police are seeking two ECSU students
from Miami, Florida, one of whom was a
player on the football team.The football
player was "a pro prospect," Tade said.
Tade said an off-campus informant led
"The Mass Communication and Fine
Arts building will enable ECSU to be
competitive with other universi ties in the
University of North Carolina system,"
The proposed building will be con
structed by the Administration Building,
The new building will house the Art
department. Dept, of Language, Litera
ture and Communication, as well as a
to the drug bust.
"We were told he was a bigtime drug
dealer," he said. "And then we set up a
Tade said both students attempted to
buy weapons from undercover officers.
"The student flew to Miami about once
a week to bring drugs back," said Tade.
come in here from New York City."
The drug bust wall slow down the sup
ply of drugs coming into Elizabeth City,
The task force has only been in exist
ence since Jan. 1,1992, he said. Since then
the task force has has made "between two
and three hundred drug busts" this year.
television and radio station.
"The University wdll locate a tempo
rary television station in the telecommu
nications building within the next twelve
months," Jenkins said.
Newdormitoriesarealso planned, said
In addition to thenew200-persondorm
for women, scheduled for January, '93
occupancy, Hugh Cale and Doles dorm
will become male residence halls.
Most of the arrests took place in Eliza
"Most drugs are sold in Shepard Mar
tin St, and Cale St," Tade said.
ECSU's Chief of Security George T,
Mountain was unavailable for commenl
on the case.
Several ECSU students expressed sur
prise and shock at the arrests.
"I think it's really bad," said one stu
dent, who asked that his name not be
used. "This is college and drugs should
be left on the streets. College is a learning
Another student said she knew there
were drugs on campus but added, 1
didn't think it was a serious problem"
Jenkins said he anticipated stu
dents on campus by 1993,2,500 by 1997,
and 3,000 students by the year 2,000.
ing land to beautify the campus and add
"That's why I am always promoting
the idea of the rising star in the East," said
Jenkins, "because ECSU is on the rise.”
of the National Association of Music Busi
ness Schools studant scholarships. Each
participating institution recdves a $1000
grant which may be awarded to one or
more students who have demonstrated
leadership ability and high potential for
success in the music industry. This year the
Music Industry Shidies Program at ECSU
awarded $500 each to Kdwanee Powell
and Stephen Talley. Both shidents have
chosen to use the funds to enable them to
attend the National Assodation of Music
Merchante national convention which will
be held in Anahdm, California January,
OnSept.24,Monique Wilkins, President;
Cherie ^ton, ParlMmentarian; and Ms.
Demetna Tyner, Advisor traveled to
Greenville, North Carolina for the 'Tall
Kkk-Off' conference for the North Caro
lina Eastern Regional Meeting of Phi Beta
The ttieme for the kick-off was "Way To
Go!" The program was hosted by the re
gional vice presidents and covered basics
on recruitinent, programs, projects, public
ity, and a short introduction to ^e new
Senior Industrial Technology major,
T-Bernard, presented a paper at the
mDurham,NC. Thesubject wasComputer
lore which was under the advisement of
Dr. Samud Ajumobi.
Dr. Linda Hayden bought the lai^pst
amount of funding money.
Melton, Jennifer Powell, Otis Smallwood,
Tte ECSU Matii Department brought
e lareest arrr)nnt ,n
proposals, ChanceUor Jimmy R. Jenkin
announced at the faculty research dinner.
the annual convention of North Carolina
Coundl of Teachersof Mathematics hdd at
Raldgh on October 15-16,1992
Ei^t Math and Computer Sdence ma
jors (Stephanie Vaughan, Renee Basnight,
Tammie Askew, Karen Fdfon, Belinda
Banks, Cory Cooper, Ddx)rah Jones, and
Willie Basnight)accompanied by Dr.Linda
ate Research Expmence of Minority Math
ematics and Engineering Students hdd at
Atlanta, GA on October 15-17, 1992 and
presented research papers.
Ten math and computer sdence majors,
Tanmiie Askew, Belinda Banks, Taylor
Willie Basnight, Cory Cooper, E>eborah
Jones, Laura Pickering and Stephanie
Vaudian, tiaveled to Raldgh, N.C Nov.
rail Conference on Undergraduate Re
Math department honor students are
working on the following projects: Kevin
L>ureton,applicationsoflinear algebra and
progctiom of ECSU graduation rate; Tay-
tor oivline manual project; Willie
manual project, Renee
B^ght, on-line manual project; Jennifd-
^rews, ^^ton's Prind^e; Damon
fohfiSSOi root-funding route to chaos;
Jo^ MdVlenamin, some weU-known and
httl^^ appearances of pi in a wide
van^ of probi^; and Yasser Karout,
Muslems contributions to mathematics.
E«U conducted a health & saf^ at
Southgste MaU on Nov. 12 fronSm to 3
pm. It featured HIV, AIDS, and diaW
Partidpants induded Albemarle Home
Care, Albemarle Hospital, Albemiarle w
gion^ Cancer Cjenter, Margaret Cosm(>
can Red Cross, and Dr. Purcell Healthu
ECSU cdebiated International week on
November 2-5,1992. ^
on Monday, Nov. 2, in the K.E. W
Graduate and Continuing Education
ter. Faculty, students, ^ other euesc
culture of another countty.
Students intere^ed in a career in ^
ematics, the natural sdences, or
ing are invited to apply to the
Goldwater Scholai^p and
Education program, Linda Hyao®'
The scholarship award covers
expanses up to $7/XX) a year.
TobeeKgiblea student mustbeacj
ophmore or junior and muS
average or equivalent, st^ ritizal
full-time sophmore or junior jj
pursuing a desKS> .
average or tAjmV “— .«
fourth of the class, and be a
resident alien or US. national.
Deadline for all 1993 nominationsi>
5 1993 Df
Interested students should contact
Linda Hayden at 335-3617
dents in the Lwi.
yeai^s redpients of Black
awards are in rocognition of tnp ^
ments in the department dunng
New Fine Arts building