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Dr. Helen Caldwell, Professor Emeri
tus in the Department of Language,
Literature & Communication, will be
the keynote speaker for Founder's Day,
to be held March 4 at 10 a.m. in Moore
Caldwell, former Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs at ECSU, retired in
Following the program, the laying of
the wreaths will take place at the
Founder's Graves at Oak Grove Cem
Spring Commencement wUI be held
May 9, 1998, according to the
Registrar's Office. There will be no
summer commencement. The next
commencement wUI be held Decem
An estimated 300 high school stu
dents and their advisors will be attend
ing 'High School Media Day' at ECSU
on March 4,1998. ECSU and the North
Carolina Scholastic Media Association
are co-sponsors of the event, to be held
in the K. E. White Center for Continu
The purpose of the event is for stu
dents to gain exposure to media pro
fessionals, according to Dr. Velma
Brown, chairperson of the Department
of Language, Literature & Communi
cation. High School Media Day also
serves as a valuable tool for recruit
ment, she added.
ECSU and NCSMA will invite me
dia professionals from newspapers,
magazines and television to conduct
workshops. Brown said the keynote
speaker has not been selected yet. Pos
sible candidates are Terry Zahn or Stan
Verette of Channel 13, Don Roberts or
Candice Himter of Channel 10, or Kurt
Williams of Channel 3.
Participants will receive certificates
at the end of each workshop. The cost
is $5, which includes lunch.
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blacks to marry until 1967, "It didn't
stop them from having relations,"
The sisters touched on the issue of
sibling rivalry with refreshing honesty.
Although each sister admitted her sis
ter has qualities she wished she pos
sessed, the plays showed how they
were able to respect each other's indi
viduality, and, at times, even change
An example of this happened near
the end of the play when Sadie de
scribed an altercation with several boys
in the neighborhood of their Mt.
Vernon, New York home. She told of
the boys' bullying behavior. Defying
her meek persona, Sadie stood up to
the boys, thereby becoming more like
More than 50 students attended a
Feb. 18 forum in the Jimmy Jr. Jenkins
Science Complex entitled, "What is a
Jerome Wilson, President of the ECSU
chapter of the NAACP moderated the
wide-ranging, hour-long discussion.
Wilson fielded questions ranging from
the definition of black manhood today,
to the relationship between black men
and women and the need for mentors
and role models.
Panelists and audience members ob
jected to the negative portrayal of black
men in the media.
The forum ended with several mem
bers of the panel reminding attendees
that black men canot afford to live con
tradictory lives; they can't teach young
African-American children, especially
males "The right way," while falling
prey to the ills of the street.
ECSU freshman guard Raquita Wash
ington was named the CIAA Rookie of
the Week due to her role in three wins
for the lady Vikings.
Washington, a 5-4 guard, finished
with 50 points, 10 steals, 9 assists and 8
rebounds as ECSU beat Shaw Univer
sity, Columbia Union College and Vir
ginia State Union.
In the game against Virginia State,
Washington scored 18 points, pulled
down 3 rebounds and dished out 2
ECSU men's basketball player Der
rick Hines was named Honorable Men
tion Player of the Week, as voted on by
the CIAA sports information directors.
Hines had 48 points, 20 assists, nine
rebounds and four steals as the Vikes
went 3-0 on the week.
Tony Johnson, a 1996 ECSU gradu-
her aggressive, outgoing sister.
Sadie's affectionate reference to her
sister, "Bessie is a nosy ol' gal," and
Bessie's sly snickering afterwards gave
the audience a feel of wise elderly hu
Amentha Dymally was awarded a
1996 Garland from Backstage West for
her performance in Having Our Say at
the Initman Theater in Seattle. Al
though Sharon Hope did not win an
award for her performance in Having
Our Say , she is well-known for her
performances in Mrs. Reader and
Women I Have Known..
Hope also is known for her appear
ances in Another World, Against the Law
, Survival Kit For Parents , Oreo's With
an Attitude, Moral Thoughts and One
ate, has received the Donald Maley
Technology Education New Teacher
Excellence Award from the Technol
ogy Education Association of Mary
land. Johnson is a technology educa
tion teacher at North Dorchester
Middle School in Cambridge, Md.
ECSU holds the armual Teacher Job
Fair on Thursday, March 19 in the Rob
ert L. Vaughan Center. Several school
systems will have representatives on
hand to recruit future teachers. For
more information, call 335-3287.
The Military Ball is scheduled for
March 20, at 6:00 PM in the K.E. White
Center. The Annual Military Science
Spring Awards Ceremony takes place
March 31, at 2:30 PM in the G.R. Little
ECSU celebrated Black History
Month with art shows, entertainment,
forums and discussion groups. High
lights include The Seventh Annual Af
rican Art Exhibit," sponsored by the
Black History Month Committee and
by Angela Burrus
ECSU is the first historically black
institution to form a partnership with
Unified Research Laboratories, Inc.
(URLabs) in order to provide an af
fordable Internet connection for K
through 12 schools.
The annoucement came at a Jan. 29
press conference held at the K.E. White
By becoming an authorized training
center site, ECSU is working together
with URLabs to implement the Intemet
program throughout Pasquotank
URLabs is a two-year-old private cor
poration formed to commercially mar
ket NASA Langley Research Center's
affordable networking model (ATLAS),
according to a news release.
The partnership can help the univer
sity realize NASA's vision of excellence
in mathematics and science education
in America's schools, according to Dr.
Linda Hayden, a professor in the Math
and Science Department at ECSU.
Hayden will direct the Network Re
sources and Training Site.
URlabs vice president Dan Sydow
said he hopes the server product can
expose students to "a real world soci
"Our goal is to produce a high qual
ity product that improves people's lives
by putting it in the school system,"
Art Department. The show, featuring
works by sculptor Persis Jermings and
ceramist J. Howard Johnson, opened
Friday, Feb. 6 in the ESCU Art Gallery.
The James Biggers Art Exhibit opens
Friday, March 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
in the ECSU Art Gallery.
Both shows will run through the end
Fifteen Elementary Education Majors
will participate in the ECSU-Step clini
cal teaching model beginning Fall 1998.
The students will participate in a selec
tion process similar to the current
Model Summer Student Teaching pro
gram. They will be interviewed and
selected by school and University per
One major change in the ECSU STEP
model is the full-year internship, or
student teaching assignment.
Students interested in participating
should indicate their interest on their
student teaching applications. For more
information see Mrs. Foust, room 161,
ECSU also has partnerships with two
NASA Centers—Goddard Space Flight
Center in Greenbelt, Md. and Langley
Research Center in Hampton, Va., mak
ing ECSU one of seven Network Re
sources and Training Sites for the Mi
Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN)
James Harrington, director of MU-
SPIN GSFC, stressed how important
an investment in the partnership is to a
historically black university.
"It will give the imiversity the ability
to compete and be globally competi
tive," said Harrington.
Harrington also said the university
must deal with change and learn to
adjust to new technology in order for
the partnership to work successfully.
"If this program dies, it is the stu
dents who suffer," Harrington said.
Chancellor Mickey Bumim said the
partnership is preparing student lead
ership in an ever changing world.
"This helps our mission as we ap
proach a new millenium," said Bumim.
Mentorship and internship programs
for computer science students will be
implemented to provide ECSU stu
dents with practical work experience
involving multi-media products and
ECSU, UrLabs form
partnership for Web
access to students