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    NEWS
BRIEFS
Media Conference
The Speech Communication and
Theatre Department at NC A&T will
hold its annual Mass Media
Conference on Friday, April 8, 1994.
This year's conference theme is
"Getting A Grip On The
Communication Market."
The keynote speaker is Lorey
Hayes, former talk show host on
WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio.
News, Broadcast Production, Print
Joumalsim and Public Relations wil
be held.
For more information
concerning the conference, contact
The Deparmtent of Mass
Communications, 318 Hall-Patterson
Building.
Paramedics Program
Winston-Salem State University's
degree program for paramedics who
want to earn a bachelor of science in
nursing has received the 1994
Innovative Adult and Continuing
Education Program Award.
The award, presented March 18 in
Virginia Beach, Virginia, by the
Association for continuing higher
education. Region V, recognizes
institutions that have increased adult
access to degree opportunities through
program innovation. The "Paramedic to
BSN Initiative" program began in
1990. So far, 23 students have
graduated and 19 are currently enrolled.
For more information call Sylvia
Flack, director of the Division of
Nursing and Allied Health, at 750-
2560.
INSIDE
Non traditional students page 3
Lady Rams Softball page 6
Vibes & Beats page 7
ECC page 9
Dear Shana page 12
NEW COED RESIDENCE
HALL FINALLY OPENS
BY RHONDA REYNOLDS AND
JAMITA GRIFRN
Staff Writers
On March 11, 1994,
WSSU students began to live
their worst nightmare-so they
thought.
It was time for many to
pack all of their belongings
the new dorm.
For weeks, students have
been complaining about how
ridiculous it was to move in
the middle of the semester.
Many students were concerned
about moving during the mid
term examinations period.
Many of the graduating
seniors complained about the
move also. They felt it was
ridiculous to move with less
than five weeks left in their
undergraduate careers.
Altonya Washington, a
senior Mass Communications
major, said, “ I feel very
inconvenienced about the
move to the new dorm. I had
too many things to do
(studying for mid-terms) to
take everything from my room
in the middle of the semester
to move.”
Brian Bowles, also a
senior Mass Communications
major, felt the same way. “I
feel that moving during mid
term time was very stressful.
It took vital time away from
my studies. This was added
and unnecessary stress that I
didn’t need.”
“I’m a graduating senior
with only one month left in
school, therefore I think it was
an inconvenience for me to
move all of my things to the
new dorm,” said Monica
Jenkins.
Living room area in one of the third floor suites
Conversely, other seniors
did not mind the seventh week
into the semester move to the
new dorm.
Victoria Schnyder, senior.
Physical Education major said,
“When they finally made the
decision, it didn’t make a
difference to me. I feel that
there is still a lot of things that
need to be done. I’m glad I
got to see it before leaving.
It’s a nice dorm.
Many students who had
expected to make the move to
the new dorm earlier in the
semester were so upset they
took their complaints to
Donald Benson, vice
chancellor of Student Affairs.
“We are trying to provide
a comfortable living place that
is conducive to studying,” said
Benson. “This new setting
will enhance socialization
among students, as it
compliments the academic
environment.”
According to Benson, the
new residence “coed” hall is a
non-traditional dorm. It’s
different from the regular
“boxes in boxes.”
It has suites which
contain two bedrooms, living
rooms and large bathrooms.
Apartments are also available.
The apartments contain four
single bedrooms, a large
living room, a kitchen and a
dining area.
The dorm, can house 400
students. It is air conditioned,
and it has cable and phone
lines in each suite or
apartment. Other added
features are study rooms,
meeting rooms, and a large
laundry facility.
Now that students have
actually made the move and
settled into the new dormitory.
their attitudes have changed.
The new residents are very
impressed with the- new
dorm.
Mia Peterson, a junior
Nursing major, has changed
her tune. “I didn’t want to
move before because it was so
late in the semester. Now that
I’m here, I like it.”
Many students who now
live off campus are even
talking about the new
residence hall and considering
a move back to “the yard.
Angela Jett said, “It looks
so comfortable and nc3L I’m
graduating in May, but if I
weren’t, I would defmitely try
to move into the new dorm
next semester.”
There is still one question
on everyone’s mind. Whose
name will grace this new
edifice?
    

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