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International Day: A Global Experience
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Staff Writer
During the week of April 14-19,
1997, Winston-Salem State University
celebrated a week of international and
Global Awareness events on campus.
The week culminated with the
International Day Festival on Saturday.
The theme of this year’s
International Day was “My Place in the
Emerging Global Village.” This year the
program was sponsored in conjunction
with the university’s Open House
Program for prospective students and
their parents.
The International Day Festival
attracted more than 1,500 guests. It
covered the grounds of WSSU, using
both main campus and the Anderson
Center Complex. Presenters and
performers included: university students
and faculty and students and faculty from
the W-S/Forsyth schools. Professional
organizations and vendors also
participated in the event.
Cultural groups representing
African-American, Asian, Euro-
American, Indian, Mediterranean and
Native American, participated in
entertaining and informative exhibitions.
“The purpose of International Day is
to create awareness to students, faculty
and the community of different ethnic
races. It also makes people redefine
themselves in their global village," said
Dr. Sope Oyelaran, coordinator of
International Programs at WSSU.
"Additionally, the more you know about
people the more you know about
A Winston-Salem native, who is
journalist with 13 years of reporting
experience on daily newspapers, was the
See Festival, Page 4
Taylor Elected SGA President
“Victory is definitely better than
defeat,” said the senior political science
major who was elected Winston-Salem
State University Student Government
Association (SGA) president for 1997-
1998, earlier this month.
Karen S. Taylor, 20, a native of
Goldsboro, NC., says she is really
looking forward to working with this
year’s predominately male cabinet “I’m
vibing off them already.”
Now that the elections are over
Taylor says she hopes the students are
fired up and ready to STOMP. She and
other student leaders, have already
begun stomping on the administration’s
plans to get rid of Shaw Foods.
“We want Shaw Foods,” said
Taylor. "Shaw Foods is the only Black
food service company in our area." It is
rumored that Marriott would be the
replacement and Taylor disagrees with
According to the minutes taken at the
March WSSU Board of Trustees meeting.
Chancellor Dr. Alvin Schexnider, wants
to privatize the health center and the
maintenance department, said Taylor.
“By privatizing the health center and
maintenance department the chancellor is
putting our community out of work,”
explained Taylor. “We have to help keep
our Black people in business.”
Due to these issues and numerous
others, Taylor feels the students should
be made aware of many things occurring
on campus. One of the major things she
wants to accomplish this year is having
more information available to the
“Students will always know
what’sgoing on,” said Taylor. “How the
Karen Taylor
students process it, will be on them." She
feels her job will be to inform the student
body. Taylor has been active on campus
and in the community since her arrival at
See Taylor, Page 5

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