NEWS BRIEFS SMART Program College undergraduates interested in biomedical careers can experience scientific research as a summer job. The Graduate School of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston sponsors a 10-week Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART). SMART participants from throughout the U.S. get first-hand experience in laboratory settings. Participants also attend daily research seminars and other educational activities. Acceptance is highly competitive. More than 700 applicants typically vie for 80 positions. Inquiries should be directed 'o: Dr. Gayle R. Slaughter, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030. The telephone number is 713-798-5915. The deadline is February 1, 1997. Respect ..page 2 Drum Majors ...page 4 Dr. Sharma ...page 9 Walnut Cove .page 12 Baker State page 14 Lady Rams .page 15 Volleyball Team page 16 Did You Know.,.. On November 2,1983, a bill designating the third Monday of January as a federal holiday in honor of Dr, Martin L, King, Jr. was signed into a law on this day? Pulitzer Prize Nominee Speaks To Mass Communications Majors BY AMY PHIPPS AND CARMEN JOHNSON Staff Writers A two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, was the featured speaker at Winston-Salem State University's Joseph N. Patterson Lecture and Assembly Series on November 13. Dr. Chuck Slone, a former senior editor and columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News, a former While House correspondent and the former editor of three African-American newspapers, spent the day .wi^i aspiring WSSU mass,, communicators. In his opening comments during the Patterson Lecture Assembly, Stone said although this was his first visi to WSSU, ii was a happy reunion. He met Chancellor Alvin J. Schexnider in 1975 when he "was a visiting chaired professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication." He called the chancellor "an audacious scholar with an infectious personality." He grinned as he bopped along to Aretha Franklin's "Respect," a musical selection he included to lighten his spccch and to emphasize his point about Dr. Chuck Stone and Wendy Covington respecting others, " a key component of this nation's multiculturalism." Slone told members of the audience that to succecd, all they needed were three things: a liberal arts education, black consciousness and excellence. He said that excellence was something possess by Phyllis Wheatley, Nat Turner, Ida B. Wclls-Barneit, Martin L. King, Rosa Parks, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X. Stone reminded the audience that in four years, ihey will witness a historic change, the coming of the 21 si century. He said that students must be ready for the technological challenges of the century See Stone, Page 4 Coors Donates Scholarship to WSSU News Release Coors Brewing Company donated S5,000 to each of 10 historically black colleges and universities, whose alumni represent the country’s best and brightest contemporary black leaders, in hopes of fostering the growth of tomorrow’s black leaders. The donations were pre.sented at ihe 1996 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, at Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. John Meadows, Coors’ director of Corporate Relations presented the checks to Morgan Slate University, Southern University, Tennessee State University, Albany State College, Morehouse College, Lane College, Winston-Salem Slate University, Jack.son State University, LcMoyne-Owen College and Husion-Tillotson University. The donations are intended to serve as scholarships for student*; who need shori-lcnn linanacial assistance for books, supplies, housing, travel and other emergency expenses. The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation was established to increase public awareness of and appreciation for the achievements of historically black colleges and univcrsilies and their graduates. The Ibundaiioii also works to enhance the ability ol ihese .schools to operate eilcclive alumni and grant development programs, according 10 foundation Chairman I hoiiuis Dortch Jr. Dortch further stiUal lliai he applauds Coors for its comniiimcni to inlliienciiig the quality of life lor tomorrow’s leaders through these scholarships. This year’s Hail ol l iiiiie iiuhiclees includeil Olympic legends lulwin Moses (Morehouse College) and Alice Coachman Davis (Albany Slale College) and former Congressiiiaii I’arren MiIlIk II (Morgan Stale Universiiy).