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12 The Compass Friday, December 5, 1997
by Kim Hines, Troy Lewter, Dwayne
Pope and Chenay Beamon
"We must strive to do better tomor
row what we do best today," declared
Dr. Boyce C. Williams, guest speaker
for the American Education Week As
sembly held Nov. 20 in Moore Hall
Williams, Vice President for the In
stitutional Relations National Council
for the Accreditation of Teacher Edu
cation (NCATE) and former Director
of Teacher Education at ECSU, spoke
about the importance of attaining "the
prized object, the brass ring: Educa
"We need to know that there is a
brass ring out there for all of us," said
Williams. "We must ensure that every
one is prepared for the next millenium."
According to Williams, the world to
day is based on "what people know
and learn. Everyone has the right to be
taught and to be taught well, brown,
black, white or yellow. Education binds
Williams' theme for National Educa
tion Week was, "Teaching children to
think and to dream."
The drop-add process begins Thurs
day, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the
Registrar's Office. Class schedules and
drop/add forms must be approved by
academic advisors prior to registration.
All students are encouraged to regis
ter on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and to visit the
Registrar's Office Clearance Station in
R.L. Vaughan Center Jan. 6-7 to enroll
for the semester.
Students who have incomplete im
munization records should contact the
Student Health Center before attempt
ing to register.
On Tuesday, Jan. 6, students can reg
ister according to the following sched
ule: Last name A-F, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; G-
M, 11 a.m.-l:00 p.m.;N-R, 1 p.m. to 3
p.m.; S-Z, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open registration (all alphabets); 5
On Wednesday the registration arena
will be open from 9: a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, registra
tion will take place in the M.D. Thorpe
Adminsitration Building. Jan. 8-9 hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; Jan: 10, 8 a.m. to 12
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
sponsored a forum, "The Million
Woman March: What Can We Do From
Here" at 8:00p.m. on Nov. 11 in Johnson
Hall. The forum allowed ECSU stu
dents to discuss what happened at the
march. Two ECSU students who at
tended the march, Jerome Wilson and
Michelle Thompson, were guest pan
The Million Woman March took place
SGA members and other students chill with the comedians after the Comedy Show.
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Oct
25. The purpose of the march was unity
and sisterhood. Among the topics dis
cussed at the march were affirmative
action, exploitation of women in enter
tainment and the build up of the Afri
can-American male instead tearing of
Wilson, the only ECSU male to at
tend the march, described it as " an
enjoyable experience" but added, "like
other events it had its bad points. There
was a lot of pushing and people with
The Department of Art is looking for
a few good actors, directors and writ
ers to enroll in the filmmaking class to
be offered in the spring 1998 semester.
Eugene O'Neal, teacher of the course,
said that students will leam camera
techniques, editing skills, how to make
a story board, lighting and pre/post
"The overall objective(of the class) is
to allow students to have a real life
experience in working with people,"
said O'Neal. "Will they work well to
gether, will they get frustrated and quit,
or will they pull together and get the
O'Neal said he hopes the course will
provide students with an understand
ing of the business of filmmaking.
"I also want them to have alot of
fun," he added. "But only fifteen people
can take the class per semester, so in
terested students should hurry and en
Aspiring filmmakers can find the
class under Art 445.01 Filmmaking,
MWF from 8-9:50 in Johnson Hall.
Art students presented a Student Art
Show from Oct. 23 to Nov. 13 in the
Johnson Hall Art Gallery.
Sixteen student artists desplayed
their work, which ranged from acrylic,
wire, ink, photography, sculpture,
weaving, and brass. Over forty indi
vidual pieces were displayed.
Contributing artists included Floyd
Adams, R. A. Burgess, Jane Cook, Cindi
Dashiell, Givita Griffin, Audrey Hawn,
La troy Jones, Jennie King, Rebecca
Kirkbride, M.B. Khan, Shahjehan Khan,
Jean McLean, Varick Taylor, Keith
White, and Tanisha Williams.
In 1998, Homecoming will take place
Oct. 10, and mid-term week will run
from Oct. 12-17, according to a state
ment released by the Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs. Fall
break will run Oct. 19 and 20.
"These dates will extend the original
schedule by one week," according to
Dr. Deborah Fontaine, Vice Chancellor
for Student Affairs.
WRVS' annual fund drive,
Successfest, which began Oct. 26 and
ran til Nov. 4, raised $23,127 according
to station manager, Edith Thorpe. The
drive was extended two days in an
effort to meet the goal of $30,000. The
money will be used for system up
grades, NPR programming and a new
format, Thorpe said.
About 120 people, students, faculty,
staff and guests, attended the Interna
tional Week Dinner on Nov. 4 in the
K.E. White Graduate Center. After the
dinner, the participatns enjoyed the
University Player's production of One
Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The event
was the highlight of International
Week. The dinner and theater is an an
nual event which celebrates different
cultures by bringing ECSU and the
community together, according to the
On Friday, Nov. 14, Toneika Stephens,
a senior Music Education major, per
formed a piano recital in Moore Hall
Four students from the Geosceiences
department, Jermifer Amstutz, Sherica
Williams, Omari Salisbury, and Larry
Elmore, participated in the North Caro
lina Fall Conference on Undergradu
ate Research at North Carolina A & T
State University on Nov. 13-14. The stu
dents presented papers at the meeting
on environmental science research. The
research was done under the supervi
sion of Dr. Maurice Powers.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18,1997 at 7:30 pm
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. sponsored a
date rape forum in Johnson Hall Rm
122. Panelists include Elizabeth City
Crime Prevention Officer Anthony
Alexander and Albemarle Hopeline
Crisis counselor Jo Ellen Stephens. The
theme of the forum was 'The Dos and
Don'ts of Date Rape: Could It Happen
To You." The forum was moderated by
Former ECSU assistant vice chancel
lor for Business and Finance A.C.
Robinson Jr., defended his city council
seat Tuesday, Nov. 4 by defeating W.O.
Leary in a fourth ward runoff election.
Robinson escaped defeat narrowly,
with only a margin of 35
votes. Out of the 823 votes cast,
Robinson received 429, while Leary
collected 394 votes.
Robinson attributed part of his suc
cess to mayor Rick Gardner, who was
"very helpful and supportive.
"I'm grateful to God," added
Robinson. "I'm now looking foward to
continuing my duties within the city
A theatrical production based on the
Delany sisters' book. Having Our Say,
will be performed Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
in Moore Hall Auditorium, as part of
The Lyceum Series. On Feb. 5, the Tour
ing Theater Ensemble of N.C. will per
form, "Let My People Go" at 7:30 p.m.
in Moore Hall.
Several-Pan-Heller\ic Council repre
sentatives participated in a conference
with the superintendent of Halifax
County on Nov. 21. The conference was
held at 2 p.m.. in the Media Center of
the G.R. Little Library.. The Council
will volunteer their time to assist the
community of Halifax County and its