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VOL. XIII, NO. 1
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
Twenty-two New Members Join University
Faculty and Staff
This fall, Winston-Salem State Univer
sity bias twenty-two new faculty and ad
ministrative stall members. In the Bus
iness Department, new members are Mr.
Zemma Heglar and Ms. Arlease Salley,
both instructors. Dr. Marlene Simpson
serves as associate Professor of Bus
In the Education Department, Dr. Wil
liam L. Burnett was named Associate
Professor of Education and Psychology.
A new face in the English Department
is Ms. Shirley Francis, an instructor. Mr.
Henry Taylor joins the Department of
Health and Physical Education as an in
Two new teachers, Mr. Lee Vernell
Cloud and Mr. Jerry Head are members
of the Music Department staff. Assistant
Professor of Biology, Dr. Nathaniel
Hewitt joins staff of the Science Depart
Five additions to the School of Nursing
are Ms. Sandra Hanlen, Ms. Alice E.
Johnson, and Ms. Rebecca Powell are
Assistant Professors of Nursing. Ms.
Evelyn Jones and Ms. Martha Moore join
the stafT as instructors.
Mr. Nathaniel T. Parkman is the co
ordinator of the Urban Rural Program in
the Social Science Department and Dr.
Richard Krajcik is an Associate Profes
sor of Political Science.
In the Alamance County Program Ms.
Mary M. Love comes to WSSU as an in
structor in Education.
Other new administrative staff mem
bers include Ms. Elva J. Jones in Com
puter Science: Mr. Leon Greene as Reg
istrar: Ms. Elaine Browne as Residence
Activities Coordinator: and Dr. Doris S.
Lyons as Director of Urban Rural Co
The new Director of Public Relations,
Ms. Charisse .A. Cannady also serves as
advisor to the NEWS ARGUS. We, the
staff of the ARGUS would like to wel
come Ms. Cannady-we hope that our as
sociation will be long and successful!
The NEWS ARGUS also extends a
warm welcome to all of the new faculty
and staff personalities.
Housing Shortage Adjusted
By Miriam Wall
This year WSSU has witnessed an
increase in student enrollment. There
are, at present, 1.962 students at the
university as compared to the 1,653 en
rolled last year. The increased number
of students has initiated many changes
around campus. F'or example, in order to
provide accommodations for the young
ladies, Bickett Hall, formally a men's
dormitory, has been transferred into a
housing facility for the ladies.
This, in turn, reduced the number of
spaces available for the men. Due to
this change. Brown Hall, now the only
men's dormitory on campus, houses 347
men compared to the 226 occupants of
Also, the increase in student body has
caused many inconveniences for the stu
dents. P"or instance, there are three men
in dormitory rooms meant for two oc
cupants. Thus, the room is compact and
there is little space remaining for three
people to function properly.
W’hen a male student was asked what he
thought about the housing situation, he
replied, "There's not enough room,
there's just not enough room!"
It is evident from this statement from
a frustrated student that the situation is
uncomfortable and past comprehension.
It is understandable why an individual
may become angry when he has to step
upon one bed to reach his own or crawl
across his own bed to get to his closet.
This is the situation which exists in
many rooms at Brown Hall.
In many cases, students are forced to
stand in line in order to complete a few
objectives. Examples of such cases are
as follows: lunch lines, use of the
laundry room, and the men are even
forced to stand in line for the use of the
shower. To a student who stands in line
for 30 minutes or more merely to eat,
the problem exists. Yet there are sub
stantial reasons for the overcrowded sit
uation and every student should be
Many students complain about the in
conveniences, because they are not
aware of the underlying causes for these
inconveniences. First of all. the uni
versity is allowed to accept more stu
dents than if is equipped to house, but
only if they inform the students before
the beginning of the academic year that
there may not be adequate housing avail
able for them. It is then the decision of
the student to enter school, knowing that
he may not be provided with housing.
Of course, it was anticipated by the
Office of Student .Affairs that some stu
dents would not be returning to school or
that some students would be living off
campus. Although anticipated differently,
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Four New Majors
This fall, several new majors were
added to the University curriculum.
These include Medical Technology, Ur
ban Affairs. Applied Sciences and Psy
Medical Technology is a degree pro
gram in which the student can earn a
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical
Technology. The first three years will be
taken here on campus and the fourth
year will be taken in clinical medical
technology in a hospital. After the stu
dent has met the previous requirements,
he will be able to receive a Bachelor
of Science degree in Medical Technology,
and take the American Society of Clini
cal Pathologists Registry Examination.
This degree program comes under the
Natural Science Department.
A major in Urban Affairs will provide
certain skills in order to seek direct em
ployment in community agencies, private
or public, concerned with urban prob
lems. An internship is required. A major
in Urban Affairs has no specific courses
of its own, but it relies upon a multi
disciplinary approach using existing de
gree program courses in Political Science
The major in Applied Sciences is a
program that is designed for people that
have an associate degree from a techni
cal institute. It gives the individual an
opportunity to complete the core curricu
lum here and do thirty hours in any
academic or interdisciplinary program.
There are no new courses for a major in
Applied Sciences but a student may
choose from among regular courses.
The basic requirements for a major in
Psychology are Experimental Psychology
and Statistics in addition to 31 hours of
Psychology courses. Psychology was
added as a major because of its popu
larity and the availability of jobs in the
field, especially for Blacks.
Douglas L. Sadler
Jordan Discusses Financial Aid
IN THIS ISSUE:
Hip City Corner
A very large portion of the students at
WSSU receive some form of aid through
the financial aid office. The large enroll
ment at the institution this academic
year has brought about many problems
and among them — lack of aid for some
of the students.
During an interview for the NEWS
ARGUS, Mr. Jordan, Director of Finan
cial Aid, made various comments about
the situation, showing great concern for
the students with this problem. He also
gave thorough injections about financial
aid and the various problems the de
partment undergoes for the students at
Mr. Jordan stated that the lack of
funds are more pronounced because of
the increased large enrollment. He em
phasized the fact that this financial
siti’ation has existed all the time but
is just more critical now. The institution
has never funded at a level commen
surate with the needs of the students.
At this late date, neither the nursing
funds nor the amount that the university
will be receiving, have been received
from the Department of the National
Institute of Health. Many students that
are eligible for the Basic Opportunity
Grant (BEOG) failed to apply or applied
late. However, provisions for them were
made on a temporary basis witli funds
that could have been available to stu
dents that are ineligible for the BEOG
(Juniors and Seniors). Consequently, the
temporary loans lessened the total num
ber of students that might have been
It is the opinion of the financial aid
officer that the student body either as a
group or as individuals should make a
concerted effort to contact their con
gressmen and inform them of WSSU's
needs in this situation.
Mr. Jordan further explained that in
the fall of each year, during the months
of October, the financial aid representa
tives of the institution complete an ap
plication requesting funds for the opera
tion of their financial aid program for
the following year. An enrollment of
approximately 1,924 students was pro
jected by the financial officer for the
academic year of 1973-74, and funds were
requested to assist 1,500 students.
The Board that reviews the request re
duced the projected enrollment of WSSU
to L400 students and then recommended
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