North Carolina Newspapers

    The News Arous
Winston-Salem State Un iversity
1892 - 1992
December, 1992
Centennial Celebration Ends
M Time Capsule Buried/Flag Lowered
Down, Down, and Away! That’s
right, it’s out of here. On December
6, 1992, the time capsule was
lowered, not to be opened again until
the year 2042. The time capsule,
which contained much historical
data, a 1992 yearbook, tickets,
programs, and many signatures of
students presently attending WSSU
was lowered into the ground on the
northside of Blair Hall. But, Sunday
Dec. 6, 1992 was more a just the
placement of the time capsule, it
marked the end of 100 years of
commitment to excellence and the
beginning of a new one.
Although the Centennial Closing
Ceremonies started out with the
placement of the time capsule, there
was a lot more in store.
By Tamara Puddy
News Editor
Chancellor Cleon F. Thompson,
Jr., presided over the ceremony. An
invocation entided “The Litany” was
read by the Rev. Paul F. Perkins, Sr.,
Pastor at St. Paul United Methodist
Church, and Lift E’vry Voice and
Sing, the Negro National Anthem,
was sung by Reginald McCaskill, a
member of the graduating class of
1985. After all of this, the
centennnial went out with a boom,
literally. The Cannon Salute was
given by the Oak Ridge Military
Academy and the flag was lowered
by members of WSSU’s ROTC.
But still there v'as more. The
WSSU Wind Ensemble performed
the National Anthem and Alma
Mater, under the direction of Dr. L.
David Legette. Before the closing
remarks were given by Chancellor
Dr. William Rice, a member of
the Centennial Commission,
presented the audience with “The
Challenge.” Dr. Rice spoke about
linking the past with the future and
he also renewed WSSU’s
commitment to excellence.
As the old saying goes “It’s so hard
being a Ram” and now WSSU you
have yet another challenge ahead of
you, and that challenge is to make
the next 100 years of excellence
better than the last. Anyone who is
familiar with the history of WSSU
knows that the challenge won’t be an
easy one to fulfill, but with the help
of each and every Mighty Ram, it
can and will be done.
Woods Named Editor-In-Chief of News-Argus
When the students and faculty
return in January it will be the
beginning of a new year, a new
semester, and new challenges will be
faced by everyone. One Winston-
Salem State University junior will
also have a new leadership position.
She has been named Editor-in-Chief
of The News Argus, the student
Eady Retires
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By Tamara Puddy
News Editor
newspaper. Tonya Woods, 21, a
Mass Communications major from
Greensboro will be taking on this
coveted position for the 1993 spring
Woods is very active in
extracurriculur activities here at
WSSU. She is president of WSSU’s
chapter of NAACP, a news reporter
for WSNC-FM, and the co-producer
of Dateline Winston-Salem.
Woods' job as editor involves
overseeing the newspaper’s
production, making sure all news is
suitable for the paper, proofreading,
and assisting in the final layout.
One of Woods major goals as the
See Woods, Page 3
Project Strengthen
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More Black
Studies Courses
Needed At WSSU
By Nhy Smith
Staff Writer
Black studies courses are crucial
in today’s academic curriculums.
During the 1970s Black students
across the nation fought to have
these courses included in college
Only five courses that fall into
this category are taught at WSSU.
These courses include: African
American History I and II, Civil
Rights, Afro American Art and
Black Writers in American
Literature. So why aren’t there
additional Black studies courses
offered at WSSU?
Recently several WSSU
students and administrators were
asked two questions: Do you think
Black study courses should be
required? Do you think WSSU
needs to have more black study
Dr. Alex Johnson, Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
believes that students do not have
to be enrolled in a Black studies
class to receive a cultural
experience. He further explained
that “Black students who attend
HBCUs (Historically Black
Colleges and Universities) are
afforded the opportunity to relate to
other Black students, aquire
See Studies, Page 3
Skunk On Campus
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