Volume 14, No. 1
Winston-Salem State University
Of The New Argus
by Joanie Tuttle
Angela M. Corbett, a senior majoring in
English and minoring in Mass Communica
tion has been reappointed as the Editor-in-
chief of The News Argus for the 1986-87
Corbett, a native of Mebane, N.C, has
been interested in journalism since atten
ding middle and high school.
She received her first encouragement to
become involved with the campus paper
during her freshman year at WSSU. Upon
joining the staff, she worked as a reporter
and member of the lay-out staff, which was
a deciding factor in pursuing a career in
Upon graduating in May 1987, Corbett
plans to enter graduate school and pursue a
degree in Mass Communications.
Editor-in-Chief Angela Corbett and Managing Editor Shelton Bullard.
Dr. Michael Brookshaw, Assistant Pro
fessor of Spanish
August in IMadrid
by Mia Wilson
Can you imagine spending your summer
in the streets of Madrid? Well that’s how Dr.
Michael Brookshaw, assistant professor of
Spanish spent his summer. |
Brookshaw spent the month of August in i
Madrid, Spain at the Hotel Lope de Vega. .
The purpose of his visit was to start a j
spanish exchange program between the I
students of WSSU and Universidad Com- |
However the trip wasn’t all business,
while he was there, he met many influencial
people from Spain and all over the United
States. He also visited many museums,
monuments, and restaurants all over the ci
Communicating with the people was no
problem since Brookshaw studied spanish
for 16 years. “I now realize the importance
of learning a foreign langauge,” explained
The American Association of Teachers of
Spanish and Portugese were having their
annual conference during the time of his
visit to Madrid. Brookshaw, who is a
member of this organization, presented a
paper on Mario Benedetti at one of the ses
WSSU To (Celebrate Homecoming,
Founders's Day and Parents' Day
Winston-Salem State University will
Day/Parents’ Day during the week of Oc
tober 19-25. The theme for the occasion is
’‘WSSU: Changing to Meet the Challenge.”
Dr. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, retired
educator and a noted lecturer and consul
tant, will deliver the keynote address for the
Founder’s Day Convocation at 10 a.m. Fri
day, October 24. The program will be held in
the Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium.
Dr. Koontz has been awarded more than
30 honorary degrees and many citations of
merit. She has served as director of the
Women’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of
Labor, U.S. Delegate to the United Nations
Commission on the Status of Women, coor
dinator of nutrition programs in the N.C.
Department of Human Resources and assis
tant state superintendent for teacher educa
tion in the N.C. Department of Public In
struction. In 1985, Dr. Koontz was named
one of North Carolina’s Five Distinguished
The Founder’s Day Program will also
feature the dedication of the Virginia K.
Newell Academic Computer Center and the
Rayford A. Means Computer Laboratory.
Dr. Newell, a career educator, is a retir^
professor of mathematics and chairperson
of the university’s Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science. She
played a key role in the inception and
development of the computer center. Mr.
Means, an assistant district attorney is a
WSSU graduate and a member of the Board
of Trustees. He was instrumental in secur
ing a generous contribution for the com
Major events of the week include;
Thursday, October 23
8 p.m., Coronation of Miss WSSU - Miss
Tonya Edwards — Kenneth R. Williams
Friday, October 24
10 a.m.. Founder’s Day Program - Dr.
Elizabeth Koontz, Speaker — Kenneth R.
1 p.m.. Red & White Parade - Pep Rally —
10 p.m.. Alumni Ball (fee charged) —
Benton Convention Center
Saturday, October 25
10 a.m.. Annual Homecoming Parade -
Route-Start at 4th and Broad, east on 4th to
Claremont, south on Claremont to Excelsior
Street — Downtown, Winston-Salem.
Parade permits available at the Kenneth R.
12 noon. Parents’ Day Registration —
G.E. Gaines Center
12 noon. Lunch (fee charged) — Dining
12:45 p.m., Gospel Choir Concert (free) —
G.E. Gaines Center
1-3 p.m.. Informal meetting of
parents/instructors — C.E. Gaines Center
3 p.m.. Barbecue Dinner (fee charged) —
C.E. Gaines Center
3 p.m., Greek Step-Show (free) — Outside
C.E. Gaines Center
6 p.m., WSSU vs Bowie State (fee charg
ed) — Bowman Gray Stadium
9:30 p.m. SGA Homecoming Show
Frankie Beverly & MAZE and
12 midnight, S.O.S. Band (fee charged) —
Kenneth R. Williams Aud.
10 p.m. Alumni Disco (fee charged) —
Benton Convention Center
Bullard Elected To
Managing Editor Position
by Victor Coffey
Shelton B. Bullard, a senior majoring in
English is the Managing Editor of the News
Argus for the 1986-87 academic year.
Bullard, a native of Fayetteville, N.C.,
has expanded his interest in journalism
from high school to college. Bullard stated,
“I have always been interested in writing
He first got involved in the New Argus
about a year and a half ago when he was a
general reporter covering Sports, Campus
News and Features.
Bullard is confident the newspaper this
year will be good or better than the one last
year. The goal of the newspaper is to keep
the students interested in the News Argus.
“I feel we have a good staff of writers this
semester. They are eager to work and it will
be enjoyable to work with them.”
“I wish that the university body would
realize that we are one big family and we
should work close together for one thing
which will benefit both of us (students and
faculty). We are lacking the unity that is
needed, we need to work together,” stated
When asked the question, who do you ad
mire the most in the Mass Communication
field (radio, television, journalism) and
1 why? Bullard said, “Ed Bradley, (60
Minutes, television), because he possesses
all the qualities and experience in the Mass
Communications field that I would like to
After graduation Bullard would like to
work on a newspaper or magazine staff
preferably (MAD, CRACKED or National
He enjoys swimming, reading, listening
to music and working with children. Most of
all he enjoys helping others and spending
time with his family.
WSNC - 90.5 FM
Returns To The Air
by Tom Fleming
WSNC 90.5 FM Winston-Salem State
Univeristy’s radio station returned to the
air October 6,1986.
Listeners tuning into the station noticed
several major changes have occurred in the
format from last semester. Instead of pure
jazz a mix, of musical styles can now be
Percy Johnson, a graduating senior also
known as “PJ,” is returning as Student Sta
tion Manager. He previously held the post
during the 1983-84 school year.
Johnson is enthusiastic about the change
of format “WSNC is a student run organiza
tion that thrives on interest and par
ticipating,” said Johnson.
According to Johnson “With the addition
of Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Reg
gae, Rap, and Gospel as well as, Jazz were
building the foundation for a top notch sta
To fill the informational needs of the stu
dent both on and off campus, a “top flight”
News and Promotion Department have also
been incorporated into the organization.
WSNC will be on the air Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.