14 The Compass Friday. March 8, 1996
by Tamika Spruill and Tiffany Newell
Beginning with the spring, '96 semes
ter, students who receive a C or higher
grade in a course, wUl not be allowed
to repeat the course for a better grade,
and students who stUl owe the Univer
sity money will no longer receive “I"
grades from their instructors.
The University's Board of Trustees
approved these changes to University
policy at their Dec., 1995 meeting, along
with change in the attendance policy.
Grades of students who have not
cleared their accovmts with the busi
ness office by the end of the semester
will not be released by the registrar's
office until the account is cleared, un
der the new policy.
Students who receive a grade of "D"
or "F" may repeat the course if it is a
part of the major. A given course can
only be repeated twice. A maximum of
15 hours can only be repeated while a
student is working toward his/her
If a student repeats a course, the
higher grade will be used in comput
ing the student's grade point average;
however, the failing grade will still be
on the student's transcript.
In order to repeat a course a student
must obtain a form from the registrar's
office. Students can repeat registration
of a course if the course description
carries the statements, "may be re
peated" or "repeated to a maximum of
Founder's Day Observance will begin
March 7 with the commemorative pro
gram at 10 a.m. in Moore Hall Audito
rium. The speaker will be ECSU alum
nus Dr. Leonard Slade Jr.
A 1994-95 state audit of finances
sharply criticizes the University's fi
nancial control structure, finding poor
adherence to inventory procedures,
handling of cash and requirements for
receiving federal funds.
The report resulted in a letter to In
terim Chancellor Dr. Mickey Bumim
from UNC-Systems President C.D.
Spangler asking that the problems un
covered in the audit be resolved. If not,
Spangler promised to ask the UNC
Board of Governors to remove ECSU's
designation as a Special Responsibility
Constituent Institution. Such a loss
would limit ECSU's independence in
spending and financial management.
In his letter, quoted in the local press,
Spangler reiterated his support for
Bumim: "I am confident that you can
do what is required to meet the
University's high standards of fiscal
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and
Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. spon
sored a Bloodmobile on Feb. 20 from
12 noon to 6 p.m. in Williams Hall Gym.
ECSU students Keyneshia PoweU and
Christopher Whitfield were honored
for their WRVS radio feature "An Im
portant Date in Black History," at the
Seventh Annual Hampton Roads
Black Media Professional "Echoes of
Excellence" ceremony on Feb. 10 at
the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk,
Jason Powell, Damon Godfrey, Michael
Johnson, Vince McKnight, and Kelly
Spivey attended the joint session of the
National Association of Black Geolo
gists and Geophysicists and the Geo
logical Society of America held in New
Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 2-10,1995.
The Snack Bar's new hours of opera
tion are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Snack Bar is closed nights and
Jimior Tanya Burston is eighth in CIAA
women's standing for goal attempts,
and Aweleka Reddin is in ninth place.
Sophomore Anthony Harris is fourth
in conference rebovmding for the CIAA.
Junior Adrian Bell leads the conference
in steals and is fourth in assists in the
CIAA conference. Senior Theron Curry
is ninth in scoring and sixth in three-
point field goal percentage in the CIAA
The Honorary Dramatic Fraternity, Al
pha Psi Omega held its fall induction
ceremony on Nov. 17,1995 in The Little
Theater. New members enlisted were
Thaxton Taylor, Regina Riddick, and
The Fourth Annual African-American
Art Show was held in Johnson Hall on
Feb.l5. Featiu-ed artists were Terrence
Cooper, Herbert Dawson, Maizelle
Brown, P'Ter Brown, and E.C. Jones.
ECSU sophomore Shaunell McMillan
was nominated for the Irene Ryan Act
ing Award. The competition was held
in Knoxville, Term, on Feb. 6.
The Pickwick Society has elected new
officers for 1996. They are Phillip
Puryear, president; Angela Burrus, vice
president; Tiffany Newell, treasurer
and secretary. The members decided
to hold their annual poetry/prose pre
sentation on March 6, at 3 p.m. in
Johnson Hall. Deadline for submission
for The Phoenix, the campus literary
magazine, is March 8.
The Junior Honors Class presented
"America's Black Heritage: A Con
tinuing Strength In Our Society" on
Feb. 27 in Johnson Hall.
The forum highlighted accomplish
ments of African-Americans in enter
tainment, sports, politics, education,
and various other fields from 1860 to
present. Guest speaker was Bruce Boyd.
The time periods were broken down
into 1860-1900; 1900-1940; 1940-1970;
and 1970-present. Participants dis
cussed African-American achieve
ments and performed songs and skits
for each period. Following "Timelines
In Black History," Ahmad Ward and
Synethia Newby hosted a question and
answer session with audience members.
Forum chairpersons were Denise
Edward, Ahmad Ward, Sheila Bryson,
Stephanie Dance, Karen Backus, Crys
tal Keyes, and Karlton Lane. Other par
ticipants were Markay Hall, Kevin
Jones, Phillip Puryear, Tamika Spruill,
Jason Riddick, Lavonne McClain, Stacia
McFadden, Judy Fields, Loukisha
Boyd, Marcus Barber, Andre Brown,
Stacey Baker, Bonita Boone, and Dana
ECSU's ROTC Program held its annual
Fall Awards Ceremony on Nov. 14.
Guest speaker was Dr. Samuel C.
Moore, director of the teacher educa
tion program. The following students
Vice Chancellor's Award: Tonda
Spellman. The Honor Roll Award: Twyna
Ballard, Lisa Battle, Edgar Burstion,
Calvin Hendrix, Karlton Lane, and
Tonda Spellman. The Academic Achieve
ment Award: Errol Arrington, Mary
Baker, Lisa Battle, Caprissa Brown,
Edgar Burstion, Keith Elliot, Danielle
Eley, Shawn Gary, Reginald Harris,
Calvin Hendrex, Dexter Holley,
Leonard Jones, Karlton Lane, Shaunell
McMillan, Demetrium Melton, John
Parks, Schronda Smith, Tonda
Spellman, Luciana Thomas, and
Army ROTC Scholarship Award
Winners: Caprissa Brown, Leslie Brown,
Daruelle Eley, Dexter Holley, Leonard
Jones Kevin Morris, Luiciana Thomas,
and Ronald Williams. The Distinguished
Military Student Award: Edgar Burstion,
Reginald Harris, and Tonda Spellman.
The Basic Camp Award: Leslie Brown,
Danielle Eley, Leonard Jones, Kevin
Morris, and Luciana Thomas. The
Color Guard Award: Leslie Brown,
Danielle Eley, Jerome James, Kevin
Morris, Tanille Owens, and Luciana
Thomas. The Honor Platoon Award: Keith
Elliot, Shawn Gary, and Edgar Burstion.
The Recondo Badge: Shawn Gary,
Reginald Harris, and Tonda Spellman.
The Parachute Award: Shawn Gary.
The Miss ROTC Award went to
Certificates were also presented to
Errol Arrington, Mary Baker, Edgar
Burstion, Keith Elliot, Shawn Gary,
Reginald Harris, Calvin Hendrix, Johin
Parks, Leslie Brown, Dexter Holley, and
The Honda Campus All-Star Chal
lenge was held Nov. 8 & 9 in Moore
Hall and the G. R. Little Theater. The
winning team was Black Men United,
whose members were Shaunell
McMillan, Migue Mwaura, Phillip
Puryear and Francis Sokato.
The following students were selected
for the varsity team: Shaunell
McMillan, Phillip Puryear, Migue
Mwaura, Francis Sokato, Samuel
Norman, Markay Hall, Sean Hall,
James Cherry, Ahmad Ward, Andrea
L. Brown and Harold Lawson.
James Cherry, Harold Lawson,
Phillip Puryear, Shaunell McMillan,
and Ahmad Ward will represent ECSU
in the National Honda All Star Chal
lenge in Orlando, Florida.
'95 Yearbooks will be mailed to seniors
in August, according to Dr. Glenda
Griffin, yearbook advisor.
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