North Carolina Newspapers

    Winston-Salem State University
November 3,1990
Homecoming '90 Gets Off To Grand Start
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BY CANDACE MARSHALL
Staff Writer
Homecoming events for Winston-
Salem State University came into full
swing Thursday.
Various activties have been hosted
by university committees on previous
days, but the actual celebration began
on Thursday. Activities planned were
directed toward students, alumni, and
the general public supporters of the
university.
Kicking off this year's events was
the coronation of Karla Bridges as Miss
WSSU 1990, and the other queens.
Following that event was the
Coronation Ball at the Benton
Convention Center.
The Founder’s Day Convocation
was held today at Kenneth R. Williams
Auditorium. Classes were cancelled in
order to ensure that all students attend
that event. Tonight, a dance and Greek
step show featuring rap artist Kwame
is on tap for 8 p.m. at the Benton
Convention Center. Tickets are $5 a
person.
Alumni are also heavily involved
in this year's festivities. Registration
and ticket purchasing will be held in
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the Alumni House today. A reception
for former Alumni Queens will begin
tonight at 8 at the Benton Convention
Center. There will be an Alumni Ball
following the reception with
entertainment by Sweet Dreams.
Following those activities, breakfast
will be served to the alumni.
A variety of campus organizations
will participate in the Homecoming
Parade in downtown Winston-Salem at
10 a.m. Saturday. The football giune
will begin at 1:30 pm with the mighty
Rams against the Virginia Union
Panthers in the Bowman Gray Stadium.
The finale for the Homecoming
begins at 8 pm Saturday. The Student
Government Association is sponsoring
a production featuring Phyllis Hyman,
Troop, Today, and Kid ‘N Play at the
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial
Coliseum.
Tickets for the concert are
available in Blair Hall located on the
Winston-Salem State campus.
The alumni will be entertained with
an Alumni Class Reunion at 6 pm. An
Alumni Disco will be held at the
Stouffer’s Winston Plaza Hotel at 10
Pre-paying Tuition Reduces Hassles Of Long Lines
By STEPHEN SMITH
Staff Writer
The Pre-Payment schedule
deadline for the spring ’91 semester is
Dec. 14, but “to some students it really
won’t matter” says Robin Propst,
Director of Billings and Receivables in
the Cashier’s Office.
Speaking on the issue of non
payments and late payments, Propst
stated that”Students will go to the
Housing Department and the Financial
Aid Department ahead of time to make
sure there residency and financial
situation are in order. But they will
not come to the Cashier’s Office to
make sure there bill will be paid”
Students usually think that they will
be able to pay it later but that is not the
case. Once the deadline comes, the bill
must be paid. Extensions are usually
unavailable because of unpaid balances
from previous semesters or simply
because extensions are not given to
anyone except boarding students.
What does all of this mean? It means
that students must pay their bill to the
cashier’s office or they are not officially
enrolled.
Propst feels pre-payment is the most
logical and sensible way to avoid all the
hassle’s of an incoming or continuing
student. “Paying your bill is a must and
that should be priority” she stated. One
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can only agree considering the problems
in the past that students have encountered
Long lines, purged classes, loss
residency,etc. All these problems would
be avoided if students would pre-pay.
According to Propst “even when the
computers go down, classes cannot be
purged and NO-you do not have to stand
in long lines if you Pre-payed along with
your pre-scheduling”.
Paying first and getting it over with is
the logical way to go and why not? You
have to pay sooner or later. Some students
feel they can get over but the odds are
against them. The Cashier’s office must
go through fmancial aid to check on the
exact amount of your award. They must
go through housing to see if your living
on campus. Also, they must check the
Registrar Office to determine the
amount of credits your taking. Tnis
determines the total amount of your
bill. For those who have financial aid
(which is 75 percent to 80 percent of
the students on campu.s), it is still
necessary to go to the cashier’s office
and present the necessary documents
in order for your balance to be paid.
Whether you go to class, live in the
dorm or pre-register, pre-registration is
not pre-payment. You must pay your
bill or you won’t be considered a
student If you pre-pay, the problems
that existed in the past may not occur
in the future.
Prospective Students
By MICHAELL PARKER
Staff Writer
Once again prospective students and
parents experienced a splendid and
rewarding day at Winston-Salem State
University’s fall Open House/Parents’
Day, October 6,1990. Students, as well
as parents, had the opportunity to talk to
instructors and representatives from the
various departments on campus which is
general purpose of the event.
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“After I talked to some of the
teachers here, I felt like I could really
enjoy WSSU,” says Amanda Davis, a
prospective student from Newton.
These prospective students also had
the opportunity to tour campus and see
WSSU for themselves. The general
opinion reflected on the favorably of a
small university.
The parents of students already
enrolled here spent Parents’ Day
reviewing the campus and their child’s
Annual Open House
academic performance. The parents
spent the morning in parent/teacher
conferences in the C.E. Gaines
Complex.
Both events came together when
everyone gathered in the K.R. WiHiams
auditorium to hear greetings from
Chancellor Cleon Thompson and his
cabinet Chancellor Thompson says,
“I’m always hiqjpy when parents and
prospective students come to assess
WSSU.”
    

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