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The News Argus
Volume 22, No. 6 Winston-Salem State University May 6, 1988
Rankins and Anderson New Student Body Leaders
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By Tezra O. Ellis
Congratulations are in order for Mr. John
Perry Rankins. On April 12th, WSSU’s
“Super Tuesday,” Rankins was elected to
the position of SGA President for the for
thcoming year. A political science major,
Rankins anticipates attending graduate
school. On his list of possible choices are the
University of North Carohna and East
Carolina University. His career aspira
tions include becoming a city manager and
ultimately, Governor of North Carolina.
As president of the SGA, Rankins feels his
number one priority will be to bridge the
communication gap between students and
administration and organi’"*'ons. “The ac
cusation that students at WSSU are
apathetic is not true. A lot of times, students
just don’t know what is going on so they
can’t participate.” Rankins cited organiza
tions such as The Wesley Foundation and
several groups that sponsor activities, but
experience poor student participation. He is
presently in the process of collaborating
with the campus activities board and SGA
representatives to work on creating a
bridge for the gap.
Attention will be devoted to other areas
including opportunities for cooperative
education and working with administration
to solve any problems. In order to imple
ment change, Rankins plans to have ad
ministrative representatives present at any
meetings held along with representatives of
the student body so that both sides of an
issue can be heard.
Candidate Screams Foul Play
By Carter B. Cue
Look! Up in the SGA Vice-President’s
seat! Faster than a campaign promise!
Stronger than a politicians handshake! Abie
to leap all opponents in a single vote! It’s
Through the assistance of a spectacular
(Campaign, Haven Omar, Anderson; a
Business Administration major from
Charlotte, NC is the newly elected SGA
Vice-President for 1988-89.
Anderson’s first consideration as vice-
president will be to get the university more
involved in the community than it is at the
present time, with a concentration on the
East Winston area. “I have talked with
some of the community residents and they
feel that we are not as involved as we could
be. I personally think that we could do
more to help the city.” Anderson’s plans in
clude regenerating the “Go to high school-
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go to college” program which originated in
the Alpha-Phi-Alpha Fraternity of which
Anderson is a member. The program will
concentrate on Glenn and Carver high
schools. In addition to this, Anderson an
ticipates working in conjunction with Hanes
Memorial Church in the development of a
junior high and high school program. This
program will feature intense educational
lectures on drugs, pregnancy, parenting,
and the importance of education.
Along with community involvement.
Super Haven will concentrate on two
campus-oriented programs: the food ser
vice committee and the Student Congress
board on which he serves as chairman.
Anderson plans to place suggestion boxes in
the cafeteria and to increase the monthly
meetings of the food service committee
from one to two times a month.
These super ideas from a super individual
should lay the foundation for a super year!
There has been some controversy after a
candidate in the recent Student Govern
ment Association elections claimed her bid
to hold an office was seriously marred
because of administrative errors.
Reneea Leathers, junior, a candidate for
Executive Secretary of the S.G.A. says she
should have won the office because she filed
for the position before the deadline.
Two other persons. Dawn Hicks and Mike
Dickerson, had originally filed for the posi
tion of Secretary of Student Affairs which
does not exist. After the misprint was
discovered on the candidate application
form, Dickerson and Hicks refiled for an of
fice on March 5th. They were later placed in
the same category with Leathers after
which ballots with the candidates names
were placed about campus. According to
Ms..Leathers, “the ballot was made public
so it should be adhered to.” Hicks and
Dickerson were said to have been placed in
the Executive Secretary position with
Leathers after the ballots showing
Leather’s name only had been posted.
Leathers says she was under the assump
tion that she was running unopposed so she
didn’t see the need to mount a serious cam
Leathers contends she didn’t find out
about the rearrangement until after a
March 26th Leadership Conference spon
sored by the S.G.A. Leathers made mention
of the fact that newly-elected SGA president
John Rankin, was appointed a position in
the 1987 elections because of overlooked er
rors on the ballot.
Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr.
Haywood Wilson would not comment on the
situation. He however, said he supported
the elections committee and would stand
behind their judgement.
After a 5 to 2 vote the elections committee
agreed not to create a position for Leathers
within the S.G.A. The Elections committee
chairman, Rhonda Tatum, said she was
sorry for the complications but they would
have problems in the future if they added of
fices to satisfy everyone.
Leathers had sought the legal counsel of a
lawyer after the decision had been rendered
by the Elections Committee.
More About Writing
By Linda McKnight
The English and Communication Arts
Department sponsored a workshop entitled
“Writing Strategies,” this workshop was
held to inform professors of English how to
better prepare lessons and lectures for
students. Not only were WSSU English and
Education majors a part of the audience.
but area junior high and high school English
teachers from Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County were present also on April 19, at 7:3(1
The speaker for the occasion was Dr.
Miriam Thomas Chaplin a member of the
National Teachers Examination lioarH. She
did three years of her undergraduate work
at Spellman College and graduated from St.
Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She
received her master’s degree in Education
from Temple University and a Ph.D in
English Education from Rutgers Universi
ty. She has published an excess of 17 articles
and has been successful in grant writing
The focus of her lecture was on how to
teach writing to students which she diviUet.
into parts. She focused first on “The
Lesson” then “Feature Groups” that she
divided into Grammar and Syntax and were
concerned with inter/intra sentence connec-
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