/iwrnTOTO Vol. XV. No. 6 Winston-Salem State University March 1981 Cluster Plans Career Week By Shara Burt Winston-Salem State University Business/Industry cluster and the Career Planning and Placement Office will sponsor their annual Career Ex ploration Day, Wednesday, March 18. Ms. Gwen Hill, Director of Career Planning and Placement, and Mrs. Hellena Tidwell, University Chairper son of Business/Industry Cluster, along with students on the Committee for Personnel of Cluster, are the coor dinators for this event. The day will provide an opportunity for students to meet and talk with representatives from government agen cies, businesses, school systems and graduate schools. There will be ap proximately 100 representatives. Booths for each representative will be set up in the C.E. Gaines Center’s gym nasium. Students can meet with con sultants from 9 a.m. - 12, and from 2-4:30 p.m. Career Exploration Day is part of Career Week which is March 15-19. During the week, there will be a Youth Motivation Task Force. Its purpose is to inform minority and financially disadvantaged students of job oppor tunities in the private sector. The minority personnels are alumni of WSSU. There will be three days of classroom visitation. The last day of Career Week will consist of a Spring Cluster Meeting. Mr. Jack Childs, of Western Electric will speak on “The Corporate Role In Higher Education.” A workshop over view, question and answer period, and a closing session will end this week. Mrs. Tidwell urges all students to participate in the weeks’ events. Fifty or more national and local businesses are active members of the Cluster. Students To Receive Honors By Loretta Leak Winston-Salem State University will hold its annual Honors Day/Parents’ Day program March 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium. Speakers for the event have not yet been selected. All honorees, with the exception of freshmen, have been enrolled a minimum of one academic year at the university and are registered as full time students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in cluding grades earned through the 1980 fall semester. Students must have removed all incompletes before being considered for general honors. These are the basic requirements for all students receiving honors. Looking Toward The Future Students will have an opportunity to prepare for the future when numerous 7 representatives from various businesses come to campus for Career Exploration Day. This activity is part of Career Week which is March 15-19. Students Complain About Dorms By Tracy Hicks A common topic of discussion among dormitory residents is the un safe, unsanitary condition of the dor mitories. Many students have chosen to live off campus rather than to live in the dormitories because of conditions. Male and female students alike are making complaints. Many of the male residents are very concerned about the lack of heat, hot water, and sanitary conditions, but most of all they are concerned about the overcrowding of the rooms particularly in Bickett Hall. Eric Pearson stated that “the over crowding not only poses a fire and safety hazard but also there is an ex treme lack of privacy. Everett Jackson, a sophomore, said “the living condi tions are absolutely disgusting; now that the weather is in the 60’s I’m final ly getting some heat. The building is even deteriorating.” INSIDE... Timmy Newsome...Page 2 Pledge Period Begins.Page 3 The female residents are also con cerned about the lack of hot water in Atkins Hall, overheating in Colson and Pegram Halls and building conditions in general. Many female students are complaining about the overcrowded rooms. They cited that the rooms need painting, holes were in the walls, and poor ventilation. Etta Sutton of Pegram Hall said, “I almost lost my meal card in a hole in the wall.” Cal Newton complained about inadequate storage space and poor lighting. According to Mr. Joe Daniels, manager of student housing, students who wish to make formal complaints must first file a written report with a dormitory supervisor, and the report should be then sent to the housing manager. The report is written up as a requisition and sent to Mr. Donald Benson, director of student life who will forward it to Mr. Michael Fulton, director of auxiliary services. Once the requisition is accepted, it is sent to the Maintenance Department, through which many of the repairs are made. Daniels also said renovations total ing $737,000 are planned for the cam pus dorms. Major renovations are in store for Bickett, Brown, and Pegram Halls. Renovations for Pegram and Bickett will include new windows, new ceilings light fixtures, new doors, and fire exits which comply with fire codes. Window and room repairs will also be done in Brown Hall...Renovations will also include making all buildings ac cessible to the handicapped. Brown, Bickett, and Pegram will also be painted. Mr. Daniels stated that “it’s impor tant for students to know that the housing department is aware of pro blems and complaints and that it is tak ing steps to rectify the situations as soon as possible. Also students must realize that certain maintenance pro blems require more time than others to be completed because of limited funds and availability of personnel. Student abuse of the dormitories is becoming a very costly expense, and money needed for major repairs is having to be spent for minor ones. Daniels added that money for repairs must come from the same university budget. However, students are seldom charged for damages and in cases of dormitory vandalism, students are never charged. Students who plan to live on campus next year will have the consolation of new and better living conditions said Daniels, because of the renovations planned for this summer. The Housing Department hopes that this will somehow lead to better study habits and academic achievement by the resi dent students.