Vol. XV No. 4
Winston-Salem State University
More To Pass
By Shelia Cox
The director of the University Divi
sion of Nursing, Dr. Margaret Lewis,
told the Board of Trustees that she ex
pects 75 to 80 percent of the 1981 nurs
ing school graduates to pass the state
Speaking at the Board’s December 4
meeting. Dr. Lewis also indicated that
the passing rate will probably be at
tributed to curriculum changes and the
strengthening of faculty credentials.
Her goal is to prepare at least 66 per
cent of students to pass and has made
plans to hold review sessions between
now and May.
Only 13 of the school’s 32 graduates
passed the examination last year. The
UNC Board of Governors mandated
that WSSU increase its passing rate to
66 percent by 1981. In an effort to
comply. Dr. Lewis also said that they
plan to send students to the state board
review in June in Atlanta.
In addition, the class of 82 will be
taking a new test which will result in
one score, whereas last year, they took
In other matters, the Board agreed
to keep the firm of Ketchum Inc. to
determine whether a $6 million fund
raising campaign for the university is
The Board will meet again in March.
The Northwestern Bank, a major campus convenience.
Campus Bank To Close
By Sharon Moyer
The campus branch of The Northwestern Bank will close after
its lease expires May 31, 1981. The bank is currently located on
the ground level of Hauser Student Union.
Branch manager Shirleen Hughes said she had no knowledge of
the impending closing; however, Mr. Willie Grissom, university
vice chancellor for business affairs, confirmed that the bank had
no plans to renew its lease. Mr. Grissom indicated that bank of
ficials were closing the branch because they felt that it was inac
cessible to the East Winston community, which surrounds the
university. Grissom also said that the officials had indicated that
the people in the community thought that the bank’s services
were restricted to the students, faculty, and staff at the university.
The Northwestern Bank has been servicing the city of Winston-
Salem since 1963. It has had a branch on campus since 1972.
University To Take Part In Dedication
By Renee Wilkins
The University Fire Station, located
on Claremont Avenue will have a
dedication ceremony and open house
December 14, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Several members of the WSSU fami
ly will actively participate in the pro
gram. Chancellor Covington and
Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth R.
Williams will be among the featured
Bearing the name University Fire Station, this structure will be dedicated in a
special ceremony December 14. The station originally located on Dunleith
Avenue was rebuilt at a location on Claremont Avenue.
speakers. The WSSU ROTC unit will
present the colors and the University
Band will provide background music
during the open house which will allow
the public to tour the facility. Serving
as hostesses will be Miss WSSU,
Lauretta Battle; Miss Freshman,
Evette Darden; Miss Sophomore, Gail
Allen; Miss Junior, Linda Woods; and
Miss Senior, Gloria Hatcher.
Presiding at this ceremony will be
Alderman Virginia Newell, of the East
Ward and Ms. Vivian BurJce, chairman
of public safety for the city of
Winston-Salem. Dr. Newell is also
chairperson of the Mathematics and
Computer Science Department at
The University Fire Station was
relocated from Dunleith Avenue to
Claremont Avenue. Due to the exten
sive repairs needed at the former loca
tion, it became necessary to construct a
Personnel at this new station will in
clude three supervisors, three engineers
and six firemen.
By Teresa Mullins
The Ad Hoc committee on Who’s
Who Among Students in American
Universities and Colleges has selected
33 students to the 1980-81 annual
honors program recognizing the na
tion’s leading students.
The criteria include the student’s
academic standing, community ser
vices and extracurricular activities.
Each university devises a point system
based on these criteria. Approximately
1300 institutions participate in the pro
gram. Selection of the number cf
students is based on university enroll
There was a pool of 6 nominees this
year. W'ho’s Who serves to highlight
the individual’s diverse talents.
The WSSU students who have been
selected for Who’s W'ho are Denise
Armstrong, Denise Ballard, Antoinette
Branch, Santhony G. Cash, Sandra
Clay, Wanda Clay, Sandra Dunn, Ber
nard Eaton, Nadine Edwards, William
C. Cail and Edith Greene.
Others are Johnny Hagan, Gloria
Hatcher, Sherri Hargrave, Paul
Hagan, Michael Isler, Deloris McCon
nell,Kathy McKeithan, Alvesta Moore,
Valerie Moore, Anita Merritt, Floria
Oates, Veronica Oates, Herman Peter
son and Elise Rodney.
The Who’s Who honorees also in
clude Vanessa D. Teel, Faye Vernon,
Deborah Waddell, Clara Williamson,
Valderia A. Wilson, Michael Williams,
Sheila Cohen, and Darlene Moreland.
By Juliaette Sutton
There has been a minor
breakthrough in the Communication
Arts Department at Winston-Salem
Students can now declare Mass
Communications as a minor.
The minor was approved by the
Academic Standard and Curriculum
Committee the spring semester of
Presently, the department offers
courses in Introduction to Mass Com
munications, Introduction to Broad
casting, Fundamentals of Journalism
and Law and Ethics in Mass Com-^
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