October 1995 Winston-Salem University s R NEWS BRIEFS Nursing Dept. Plans Reunion The Winston-Salem State Department of Nursing is planning a reunion weekend for alumni during Homecoming October 13-14,1995. Activities include a reception and dinner Friday evening and a tailgate party Saturday after the WSSU- North Carolina Central University football game. An alumni meeting has also been scheduled for Saturday evening. YWCA To Hold Investment Seminar for Women The YWCA is working with Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., to enpower women to be more knowledgeable about their finances. These two organizations are planning to present this information at a seminar to be held later this month. The seminar will be held on October 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. The seminar is designed to help women overcome hurdles to a secure future. The seminar is free. For more information call, 722-5138. A Cool Million page 2 Miss WSSU Choir page 3 RA's page 4 Dc-bra Rivers page 6 Football Review page 8 Just A Reminder... Remember Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, October 29. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour at midnight. Nikita Williams Crowned Miss WSSU 1995 -1996 BY KIMBERLY TERRY Staff Writer Although a significant amount of candidate bashing took place during last spring's student government elections, Nikita Williams, a senior Biology major from Rocky Mount, was named Miss Winston-State University 1995 -1996. Williams did not resort to any name calling or mud slinging of her fellow candidates during her campaign and that just might have won her the title. “I stayed real and true and did not try to put on fronts,” said Williams. “I felt that the name calling was childish.” She feels that previous holders of the coveted title were just figureheads. “I want to have an active voice in the SGA. When I voice my opinion I want them to take me seriously and not look at me as just a figure head,” she said. Miss WSSU plans to make Winston-Salem State University more visible to people in the community. “I want to make WSSU seen by all people and when they see we have some intelligent young black men and women attending the university, they may take us more seriously,” said Williams. Williams is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., the varsity cheerleading squad, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Project Strengthen. Over the summer, Williams traveled to Finland and worked in a lab researching arthritis. The trip was made possible through Project Strengthen. She was very excited about being chosen to make the trip and brought back many ideas, techniques and skills that will Nikita Williams help her further pursue her interest in Medicine. Woods Named News Argus Editor BY KEISHA BUTLER Staff Writer Drums Please! DaDaDaDa!!! Your new 1995-96 editor for the Winston- Salem State University newspaper, the New s Argus, is Queyana Woods. Woods, known to many as “Q," is a senior Mass Communications major, from Charlotte, NC. Though newsNeditorial is not her concentration, Q still finds time to dedicate her abilities to the paper. “I enjoy writing and I feel that I’m creative. Working with the News Argus gives me an opportunity to show off my creativity,” said Woods. On campus she is involved in numerous extracurricular activities. This fall marks her third consecutive year being president of the Campus Pals. She is also a member of the University Ushers, Corporate Partners Program and the Campus Activity Board. “With the new staff of Keisha Butler, Devona McPhatter, Rico Leak, William Horton, Jr. and myself, the News Argus will become a more appreciated source of information,” said Woods. It's Homecoming y'atl" Bannister To Speak At Convocation The liaison officer between the Secretary of Veteran Affairs and the Clinton White House will be Winston- Salem State University's Founder's Day convocation speaker on October 13, in K.R. Williams Auditorium. Heyward Bannister, whose primary responsibility is the coordination of executive personnel activities between the Office of the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs and various internal and external organizations, such as the White House and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, is the speaker. He is a native of Gadsden, S.C., holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina.