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Volume XXIII, iNo. 3
Winston-Salem State University
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Using The Library: An Introduction
Bv Yolanda Jones
Microfiche, periodicals and reference
material are just a few of the resources that
O'Kelley Lirbary has to offer WSSU
These materials and others are designed
to help students enhance their studying.
But, becuase many students lack the
knowledge on how to use the library these
resources are to some extent useless.
According to Mrs. Mae L. Rodney, head
librarian, “The students need to know
what’s available in the library but because
many abuse the books by stealing them
when it comes time for others to use them
they are gone.
bne also stated, that because the library
has a book budget of $190,000 that is impossi
ble to have a section dedicated to one par
ticular area. She further explained that the
cost of one book is $25, and that the library is
not large enough to house special areas.
When asked if the library’s staff purchsed
fiction books for pleasurable reading she
said that “a college library is designed to
acquaint the students with knowledge on
how to use the library, whereas a public
library is designed to appeal to the public.”
In the future, Mrs. Rodney hopes that the
library will be able over the next few years
by acquiring a balanced book collection.
Foreign Language Department Hosts
Communication Majors’ Seminar
By Tanya McDougal
When you imagine going to a seminar you
automatically conclude that you are going
to sit and listen to someone give a long lec
ture on a particular subject.
This was not the case for the Foreign
Language Seminar, held on Nov. 25, 1985 in
the Communications Building. Anyone who
attended the seminar received a special
The purpose of the seminar was to show
how well students can actually handle a
foreign language. Participants in the pro
gram were actual students who are taking a
foreign language. They represented Dr.
Brookshaw’s Spanish classes and Dr.
Cecil’s French classes.
The students utilized the languages they
have learned by presenting them in various
ways. Some of the most interesting presen
tations were given by Dr. Brookshaw’s mor
ning Elementary Spanish class. They wrote
inspirational poems in Spanish and recited
them to the audience.
Dr. Cecil’s French classes acted out a
dialogue in French, and another Spanish
class sung an urban folk song in Spanish.
The Foreign Language Seminar was
presented in a way that involved the
students and their accomplishments in
handling a foreign language,
“Hats Off” to the Communications
Department, we look forward to more en
joyable seminars in the future.
Physical Education Department
Offers Therapeutic Recreation Degree
By Karla Barksdale
Carl E. Willis, Jr.
Winston-Salem State University’s Depart
ment of Physical Education this year is of
fering a new major degree program in
Cynthia McAfee, a graduate of Johnson C.
Smith University, is the Therapeutic Coor
dinator, of the program. She is anxiously
waiting for the program to reach its poten
In defining therapeutic recreation,
McAfee said, “Therapeutic Recreation is
such a growing and exciting new field, in
that it involves individuals who use recrea
tion as a medium to assist non-disabled, as
well as disabled people, toward changing
certain physical, emotional, or social
Winston-Salem State University is the
first Black College in the United States to
have a Therapuetic Recreation Degree pro
gram. However, what is equally surprising
is that Winston-Salem State's new program
is third of all college’s and universities in
the United States to serve such a program.
“School’s have given a general knowledge
of the field, but never has a specialized pro
gram been offered, ” said McAfee, who is
about to complete her first semester on
Counseling, Fitness Directors, Recrea
tion Coordinators, as well as various posi
tions in hospitals and mental institutions,
are some of jobs that can be acquired with
proper training in the field of Therapeutic
The new program plans to offer a wide
variety of classes spring semester. Some of
those classes will be: Introduction to Camp
ing, Leisure and Aging, An Introduction to
Therapeutic Recreation, and Planning
Anyone wanting further information con
cerning the new major can contact Ms.
McAfee in the C.E. Gaines Center.
Burton Joins Faculty As
I Part time Music Instructor
How would you like being a temporary in
structor? Well, Mrs. Catherine Burton, a
Winston-Salem native and a violin instruc
tor here at WSSU enjoys being temporary
because she has a lot of free time.
Mrs. Burton came to WSSU three years
ago after graduating from Greensboro Col
lege and UNC-Greensboro. She decided to
major in music because she had been play
ing the violin since the age of ten.
She has been a member of the faculty for
three years, the first of which she worked as
a part-time teacher. Though she likes the
fact that she has a lot of free time, the real
reason she likes being a temporary is that
she thinks it’s fun.