VOL. VII, NO. 2
WINSTON-SALEM STATE COLLEGE, WINSTON-SALEM, N. C.
New Center To Enrich Learning
The Winston-Salem State College | i— # I* nl
Professor In Black Studies Parley
students. The Enrichment Center j Noyce Dube’, professor of
u i history at Johnson C. Smith Uni-
of Carolina Hall with main offices ygj.gj(y^ featured in a Novem-
in Room 8. With renovation of j ^er 17 Black Studies discussion on
existing office facilities, there is ; “white beard states.”
ample room for quiet reading andi Dube’, who is know as the “com-
the utilization of various types of | man,” has been instrumental
audio-visual aids. informing Black students at
Establishment of a W.S.S.C. en- 'Smith and in colleges through^^^^^^
richment center had its origin in ^ S o u t^
the Ad Hoc Committee on Learn- [ Angola, Mozambique, S
ing during the 1967-68 school year.; ^^^3, and Rhodesia, which are
The committee .under the direction I collectively known as the white
of Dr. Hazel Naugle, included not beard states . As a native of
Rhodesia, Dube’ had to face in
his early life the full brunt of the
only departmental heads but stu
dent representatives who had an ms eany me me luii oruni oi mt
interest in academic achievement, pcial degradation which is oharac-
The objective of the committee i Africa and
was to include in the educational | territories. ... „
motivation program a limited num-: '
ber of students at first, then en-
large the program to accomodate j of South Africa adopted the world
100 or more students. In order to | policy of apartheid. Al-
initiate the program an extensive' though apartheid ™eans separate
list of technological equipment was | equal, the South African policy
requested with an estimated cost c^®®*-est separateness but little or
of $10,000. A significant amount of no equality. . .
this sum was necessary to pur-1 of those in power in the
Mr. Noyce Dube’
African government appears to be
Christian and anti-communist in
Dr. Williams crowns Queen Beunice Bradley to begin the 1968 Home
Homecoming 1968 — story on page 3
a continuation of this program,
Mrs. Cummings will go to Africa
this summer where she will be
studying at the University of
Nairobi in Kenya. She has re
ceived a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow
ship to Study there.
—B. A. Dove
Black Poetry Is Lecture Topic
Mrs. Melbourne Cummings of political science and Swahili. As
the English department, gave a
lecture December 5 on African
Poetry. The lecture was given as
one of the activities planned by
the English Club for the fall semes
Mrs. Cummings, in her lecture,
referred to African Literature as
her “second love”. She gave a
general view of poetry from
Africa, discussing a few specific
poets. She stated that the more i
popular African writers were from
West Africa. She discussed and
read some poetry of Leopold Sedar
Senghor, David Diop, Denis Osade-1
bey, Wole Soyinka and Birago
Following the lecture there was
a question and answer period.
Students were interested in
whether or not any of the African
literature was available to them
here at State. Mrs. Cummings
assured them that it is available
in both the college bookstore and
in O'Kelly Library.
Last summer Mrs. Cummings
participated in the African Sum
mer Program at U.C.L.A. The
program consisted of study in
African anthropology, literature.
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chase the many programmed texts Isre convicted policies, the great western
necessary to provide a Basic Stud-; criminals who h a y e pg^ygj-g continue to tolerate its
ies kit for each student. Although J fou^t a place of refuge, according g^usive racial attitudes.
there was difficulty reaching | t^^o^Dube^^^ To
an October 7 deadline, the aspira book, ‘‘The Rise of the South Afri- : states are able to supply the west
tions of Dr. Naugle and the ad hoc j can Reich.” 'with valuable diamonds, gold and
committee have become reality.
The Enrichment Center will offi
cially open for student use in
early January. Facilities will be
open from 8 00 a m to 9 no pm.,
providing ample time to utilize pro
grammed texts and enjoy the com
plete library of literary and re-
laxational tapes. Surely the atmos
phere of the Enrichment Center
will open the horizons for many
who want to independently better
their educational and vocational
The major emphasis of Dube's' minerals. Britain and the United
lecture centered on the reluctance States will not “bite the hand that
of the United States to interfere i feeds them.” The harshness of the
with apartheid and other South' situation in South Africa and
African racial injustices. He ex- j Rhodesia emphasizes the need for
plained that as long as the South I liberation.
FLU PARALYZES CAMPUS
The Hong Kong flu bug — or i It started a week and a half be-
one of its equally devastating cous-1 fore classes were scheduled to end
ins — bit Winston-Salem State Col-: for Christmas on December 18. Stu-
lege just before the Christmas re-' dents began reporting to the in-
cess. ; firmary with headaches, fevers
Class attendance dropped to al-1 and general aches and pains,
most nothing at times, nursing | Within several days about 100
school classrooms became make- i students were confined in the in
shift hospital wards and the aca-: firmary which normally holds less
demic machinery ground to a near j than two dozen. Over 400 students
halt as penicillin and aspirin re- j had been treated as outpatients,
placed the normal oil of intellectual ] and there were almost certainly
give and take. others who simply took some as-
^ ' pirin and went to bed without
j bothering to consult the campus
T. 1^ I . 1^1 1 medical center.
iflcltlldllcltlCS : 4 year's supply of drugs was ex-
/-V • 1 I hausted almost immediately, but
\Jr^cllllZ0(l lit was quickly replenished.
With an ever increasing empha-j Several of the college nurses
sis for mathematics in our modern j caught the bug themselves, and
society, Winston-Salem State Col-! for a time student nurses per-
lege students have realized the im- fprmed a large portion of the du-
portance of this discipline. Stu- ties in the infirmary,
dents at WSSC have organized an The peak of the epidemic came
active mathematics club and have f^cc. 12, less than a week before
Students view one man art show.
Our apologies for missing our
pre-Christmas deadline. It was the
flu that knocked us out. Please note
and excuse references to Novem
ber as “last month.” Most of this
issue’s copy had been set in type
before the epidemic hit. —Editor.
Art Exhibit A Success
People at WSSC are still talking
about the recent one-man art ex
hibit given here last month.
The 26-piece show was given by
James Parks, head of the art de
partment of Lincoln University in
Jefferson City, Mo. A native of
St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Parks attend
ed Bradley University. He holds
an MA degree from the State Uni
versity of Iowa and has studied at
the Chicago Art Institute.
Included in Mr. Parks showing
were oils, watercolors, and litho
The water colors, primarily land
and cityscapes, represented Park’s
work in Mexico and the Midwest
ern United States. In contrast, the
oils demonstrated the artist’s tra
vels in Europe and dealt with a
more complex subject matter.
—William L. Richardson
given it the name “The Renee Des-
carte Club.” The name, as one
might have guessed, was chosen
for the outstanding contributions of
Renee Descartes to mathematics.
The Renee Descartes Club has
an official enrollment of 26 mem
bers. Other students have shown
interest in the club, and it is
hoped that all interested students
will come and see what the Renee
Descartes Club has to offer.
The mathematics club meets on
the first and third Monday of each
month at 6:00 p.m. in Eller Hall.
All students are eligible to be
come members. Your presence
will be greatly appreciated. Offi
cers of the Renee Descartes club
President — Larry Butler, Vice
President — Patricia Rice, Secre
tary — Linda Creamer, Corres
ponding Secretary — Nancy Jones,
Treasurer — Emma Dockery.
school was scheduled to close.
That morning students held a
meeting and requested that the va
cation start early. Infected stu
dents wanted to go home, and the
healthy ones wanted out before
they caught the bug themselves.
The college's academic council
held an emergency session and de
cided to meet the students halfway.
Classes continued, but the standing
rule about compulsory class at
tendance was suspended. Students
were to be held responsible for all
classwork missed, however.
“One of the reasons we don’t
want to close school is that many
of the students are too sick to be
traveling,” said President Williams
after the meeting.
The compromise offered by the
administration gave students the
option to leave if they feared catch
ing the flu, but allowed those who
wanted to stay on campus to study
See FLU, page four