North Carolina Newspapers

    The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University
November 1999
“Stunning Ring” is the hot new
self-defense item for women
page 4
NC A&T Job Fair leave students
Students voice their opinions
about the condition of the weight
page 7
Football and basketball schedules
highlight upcoming games
page 8
SGA members attend
conference in Atlanta
Joy Roseboro
Delegates from WSSU attend
ed a conference in Atlanta spon
sored by the National
Association of Black Student
Governments to discuss the
condition of historically black
colleges and universities.
There are many problems
with HBCUs, such as poor facil
ities, lack of money and
The NABSG has the potential
to reverse the problems that
plague black colleges and they
are ready to do so.
While Winston-Salem State's
SGA was there, they attended a
series of workshops on how to
protect and preserve these
schools. The body of decision
makers discussed other issues
such as scholarships and
minority intake.
SGA's Secretary of Treasury,
FA department
offers rewarding
career opportunities
Keith Caesar
If you have an ear for music, or a talent
for art, then the Fine Arts Department, may
be the place for you. This department offers
degrees that lead to careers that can be both
rewarding and demanding.
Dr. David Legette, the head of the Fine Arts
department is extending an open door for
those undecided students who may have
some talent and interest in exploring what
the music and artistic worlds have to offer.
Currently enrolled in the department are
65 majors. The department has a teaching
staff of 25, with 11 full-time and 14 part-time
faculty members. Legette believes that the
experience the faculty bring to the depart
ment makes for a learning experience in
which everyone can get involved in. "We
See Fine Arts, page 6
Photo courtesy of Student Government Association
Cabinet members from left to right: (front row) Takisha Fisher, Karen Perry, Anjeleigh Robinson, Krystal
Smith; (baci row) Carlos Winston, Victor Isler, Martaryan Wright, Alvin Downing
Carlos Winston, says, "The
Atlanta trip was a reorganiza
tion of the NABSG, and by
being a brand new organization
that has been put together, we
came there with insight on how
to move as a national organiza
tion to help HBCU's. We real
ly did not set goals with our
own personal agenda."
One important issue that was
addressed was the fact that
some HBCU's are 90 percent
white. SGA's Public Relations
Chairman, Raoul Davis says, "
Some schools are not minority
schools and we need to take a
See SGA, page 6
Joyner Foundation named
October as WSSU month
Aja Pharr
Tom Joyner, a national radio
celebrity, used his popular radio
show to help students at
State University,
through the
Tom Joyner
Joyner named
the month of
October WSSU
During the
month of
October, scholarship money
was donated to WSSU. The
Tom Joyner Morning Show
announced at the beginning of
October that money would be
raised for WSSU students.
Tom Joyner has morning
broadcasts that are heard all
over the nation and reaches
over 9 million people, Monday
through Friday. During his
Tom Joyner
show, he promoted the fact that
WSSU was the university of the
month. He especially tried to
get the attention of alumni who
should be willing to give
money to students trying to fur
ther their education just as they
The Tom Toyner Show also
held interviews with leaders
and well-known alumni of the
Interviews with Earl "The
Pearl" Monroe, a famous alum
nus and athlete, and Alvin
Schexnider, WSSU's chancellor,
have already been held to rep
resent WSSU.
Each month Joyner announces
a Historically Black College or
University where funds will be
raised to give to deserving stu
dents continuing their educa
tion. The money will also be
used to give to needy students
who are being recruited and
cannot afford the expenses to
further their education.
Students chosen to receive
scholarships are chosen based
on financial need, academic
records, and personal circum
stances included on students'
applications. The Tom Joyner
Foundation has been successful
thus far in fact it has raised
more than $400,000 in this past
year for HBCUs.
Any supporter of education
should be willing to give to this
scholarship foundation so that
those who want higher learning
can benefit from it.
The United Negro College
Fund will contribute 50 cents
for every dollar donated.
Donations can be made by
dialing (900) 255-GIVE or can
be mailed to:
PO.BOX 630495
IRVING, TEXAS 75063-0495

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