WINSTON-SALEM. NORTH CAROLINA
DEC. 2. 1988
All students suffer
at this time of year
By Janet Pierce
There's a very popular disease on
every college campus. Students usually
catch it in December or May. It's not con
tagious, and there are several cures.
What is this disease?
The Final Exam Blues.
You may agree that the only cure for
the final exam blues is a potion called
"study," but, according to Tonya Green, a
junior majoring in nursing, there are three
formulas for this sickness.
Ms. Green said, "Studying is not
merely enough." Students should prepare
for finals the first day they attend classes.
This means coming to class on time, ask
ing questions, listening and taking good
Ms. Green also emphasized the
importance of reviewing materials before
and after class.
"Students must prepare all semester
for finals," she said. "You can't wait until
the night before to begin studying."
Maurice Johnson, the director of the
WSSU Enrichment Center, suggested
reading the book "Writing Better; Tech
niques for Taking Essay Exams" when
preparing fw finals. The book emphasizes
the importaiKe of reasoning, writing legi
bly, watching grammar and proofreading
when taking an examination.
The book also stresses the importance
of using time wisely when taking an exam.
SEE EXAM BLUES Page 4
Dr. James David Branch, chairman of the board of trustees, and Irene Hairston, secretary for the tx>ard, cut the
ribbon at the ceremony opening the center.
Microelectronics Center comes to Triad
The Microelectronics Center of
North Carolina, or MCNC, has com
pleted the expansion of its communica
tions system to Winston-Salem. On
Nov. 17, a teleconference linking the
new sites at Winston-Salem State Uni
versity and Wake Forest University's
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
with North Carolina State University
and MCNC's Central Laboratory
demonstrated how the system can be
"This system connects Winston-
Salem State University with some of
the best engineers and technical scien
tists in the country," said Dr. Cleon
Thompson, chancellor of WSSU. "Our
students will have the benefit of the
best instruction available in microelec
tronics and computer science."
"The applications for medical tech
nology are truly unique," said Dr.
Doug Maynard, chairman of the
department of radiology at the Bow
man Gray School of Medicine. "Our
cooperative programs with industry,
medical research and technology
development will be greatly
SEE MICROELECTRONICS Page 4
Cliief development officer appointed
WSSU PUBLIC RELXnONS
Dr. Nat Irvin II
Dr. Nat Irvin II has been appointed vice chancellor for
development and university relations at Winston-Salem State
University. The appointment, which became effective Dec. 1,
was announced by Chancellor Cleon F. thompson.
Irvin will replace Perry R. Leazer who will return to his
position as the university's internal auditor.
A 1973 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Irvin
earned a bachelor of arts and letters degree in philosophy with a
minor in political science and history. He earned a master of
media arts degree at USC in 1976 and a doctorate of musical arts
(music composition) degree in 1987 at North Texas State Univer
Irvin is currently director of corporate and foundation rela
tions at the University of North Texas (Denton). Other profes
sional experience includes being a writer/producer for the Center
for Insmictional Services at North Texas State and service as
instructor and chairman of the Program for Artistically talented
and Gifted students in the Richland County (South Carolina)
A community-conscious person, Irvin has served on the
Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Sickle Cell Anemia Foun
dation; as project director of a four-year effort to build a $1 mil
lion worship and educational facility and on the Board of Direc
tors of Columbia's Kitani Foundation, the state's largest cultural
arts organization. His honors and awards include the NAACP
Community Service Award, the Golden Reel of Outstanding
Young Man of the Year Award in 1981.
As vice chancellor for development and university relations,
Irvin will coordinate the activities of the development office,
alumni affairs and public relations. He will also work with the