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VOL. XI, NO. 5
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
Housing Management Program
Open To W-S Community
The U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development has invited WSSU
to submit a proposal for (1) planning
and organization and (2) initial operation
of a housing and Community Develop
ment Education Center.
During the planning/proposal writing
period a special task force will
provide information which will assist
the university with decisions with respect
to need, role, function, curriculum, ad
ministration, research, advisory services,
organization, personnel, facilities and
service, budgeting and financial manage
ment, and private and public support.
WSSU is embarking on a project with
the social science and business depts.
hoping that it will engage the entire uni
versity in training individuals for hous
ing and community development.
A grant has been received from the
Ford Foundation for the school. The uni
versity is also expecting a grant from
HUD to start the pilot course in Housing
Management. These grants will be used
to conduct a short course in housing man
agement conducted jointly by some of
our colleagues and the Housing Specialist
Mr. Moses Burke, Director of the Pro
fessional Development Division of the
National Association of Housing and Re
development officials, talked to a seg
ment of the student body about the pos
sibility of courses and future courses in
The future of this pilot course will de
pend on the number and interest of
WSSU students and also practioners em
ployed in housing agencies that may be
interested in attending the eight to nine
The Schedule of Seminars
Seminar I — April 4, 5 and 11 from 6
to 9 p.m. All Day April 6, Sat. Historical
and Political Aspects of Housing Man
agement. Credit: 1 S.H. in History or Po
Seminar II — April 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
from 6 to 9 p.m. Psychological and Socio
logical Aspects of Housing Management.
Credit: 1 S.H. in Psychology or Sociol
Seminar III — May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23,
24 from 6 to 9 p.m. All Day Sat., May
Business Aspects of Housing Manage
ment. Credit: 2 S.H. in Business.
All credit will be on a Pass-Fail basis.
There is no cost to the student. If you are
interested, in this program, stop by the
Social Science Dept. (Col. 107) as soon as
MR. ALEX POINSETT
i\()tc(I Editor To Speak
For ir.S.S’ Honors Day
Alex Poinsett, one of the noted Black
essayists and editors of Ebony magazine,
will be the guest speaker for the WSSU’s
annual Honors Day Program. The pro
gram will be held April 24, at 10 o'clock
a.m. in the Whitaker Gym.
Mr. Poinsett will begin the Honors
Day activities with his morning address.
Although at this time, members of the
Argus staff do not know his lecture topic,
it is certain that his topic will encompass
or capture the moods of Black Folks in
It has been said that Poinsett brings
a rich background to lecture platforms
He has traveled extensively. His travels
as one of the editors of Ebony has led
him to write such articles as “Crusade
in Mississippi”, and “Ghetto Schools: An
Educational Wasteland”. He has toured
the Soviet Union, Haiti and Kenya. In
1968, Poinsett received the J. C. Penney/
University of Missouri Journalism Award
Following the address of the noted
speaker, there will be a period of recog
nition for honor students. These are the
students who have cumulative averages
of 3.0 and above.
Plaques will be given to students in
major areas with the highest cumulative
averages. Plaques will also be given
to the student in each class with the
WSSU Place.s First
In ^ eai‘l)(K)k Contest
The 23rd Annual Press Institute was
sponsored for its participants by Savan
nah State College in Savannah, Georgia,
February 28-March 2nd. The theme of
this year’s convention was “the Medium
is the Message.”
Winston-Salem State University re
ceived First Place honors in the Year
book Competition, on the university level.
Second Place in this area was claimed
by Chaflin University. The University of
Florida received First Place in the News
paper Competition and Second Place by
Georgia State University.
First Place in both the College Year
book Division and the College Newspaper
Competition was awarded to Anderson
College. Grambling College took second
place in honors in the College Division.
South Carolina State and Ferris State
tied for second place in the College News
Other awards were given. These went
to newspapers in the high school division
of competition and also yearbooks.
Another feature offered by the institute
were workshops. These workshops in
cluded guest speakers who were special
ists in their particular fields which were
outgrowths of journalism.
More than 450 students from 22 high
schools, colleges and universities repre
sented at least 10 states at the institute,
with 22 consultants spearheading work
shops and giving advice for improvement
As you pass the site of our new audi
torium, which is now under construction.
I am sure there are many questions that
enter your minds. In an interview with
Mr. Grissom, business manager, here at
W'inston-Salem State, I obtained answers
to some of these questions.
The new auditorium is scheduled to be
completed December 14, 1974. There will
be 1,200 seats on the main floor and 600
seats in the balcony. The seats will be
arranged in a solid semi-circle with no
center aisles. Five concourses on each
side of the auditorium will serve as
entrances into the seating area.
The stage is approximately 84 feet
in length and 40 feet in width. A recessed
orchestra pit is in front of the stage.
It is recessed so that it does not block
the view of the stage from persons
sitting on the front row.
At 6:00 p.m. a banquet will be held
for honor students in the ballroom of the
Hauser Student Union. The guest speaker
for this occasion will be Curtis Palmer,
a WSSU graduate, who is currently em
ployed by IBM.
Jo.seph Ca.se, III
Joseph B. Case, III, a member of the
Freshman class, and a political science
major from Goldsboro has attended a
three day symposium on the Presidency
in Reston, Virginia.
The symposium started March 29 and
ended March 31. Joseph’s trip included
a reception at the White House, given
by David and Julie Eisenhower. Follow
ing the reception and dinner, the Vice
President of the U. S. delivered the Fri
day evening address. A democratic
leader of the Congress addressed the
symposium during the weekend.
Distinguished scholars, media leaders,
and governmental leaders were on hand
to talk to the group of students of which
Joseph was a member.
Joseph is on a four year R. J. Rey
nolds academic scholarship. He is also
a National Achievement Finalist and has
won $1,000 in awards from the Weyhauser
Corporation. His future plans include
entering law school after graduating
from Winston-Salem State University.
Annual Parents' Day
Observed At WSSU
Sunday March 31, 1974 was our annual
Parents’ Day. The theme for this big
campus event was Personal Growth—
The day began with registration in
Coltrane Hall. After registration the
parents assembled in Whataker Gym
nasium for Convocation. The President
of Winston-Salem State University Stu
dent Government Association Charles
Zollicoffer delivered greetings of welcome
to the parents and visitors. Mrs. Guida
Scarborough, director of residence life
at Bennett College in Greensboro was
guest speaker. Music was rendered by
the Winston-Salem State University choir
After a delicious meal, a parent-faculty
conference was held. Following the con
ference students presented a dramatiza
tion entitled "Whose Responsibility”.
This dramatization portrayed the life of
students and parents and the problems
To highlight the afternoon the uni
versity band and choir held a concert
in the gymnasium.
In the rear of the balcony is a lounge
and green room. The purpose of this
room is for sitting, greeting, meeting,
and chatting with distinguished visitors
who come to campus after their per
Rev. Lewis is the director of the new
auditorium. He will schedule all activi
ties to be held.