North Carolina Newspapers

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.”
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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
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.

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