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The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University
May 2002
Work begins on computer-science building
By James Jones Jr.
Winston-Salem State
University held a ground
breaking ceremony for the
computer-science building
April 3.
The facility, which will
be at the comer of Atkins
and Cromartie streets, is
one of several buildings
funded by the $42.3 mil
lion bond referendum
approved during the 2000
According to Chancellor
Harold L. Martin Jr., the
$12.4 million, 62,000
square foot facility will
not only serve WSSU stu
dents, but will also benefit
the city of Winston-Salem.
"[The building] serves
to link our university with
Winston-Salem's down
town research develop
ment park to stimulate
economic development in
Winston-Salem," he said.
Martin added that the
computer-science building
will provide the WSSU
community with the best
"The facility will bring
to our campus the highest
technology, providing
space for classrooms, lab
oratories and faculty
offices to meet the grow
ing needs for our campus
community," he said.
Martin was joined by
WSSU administrators,
Winston-Salem communi
ty leaders and WSSU stu
dents in the "ceremonial
dirt-tossing." The comple
tion date of the building is
scheduled to be in July
Illustration courtesy of Media Relations
This is an artist’s rendering of what the new computer-
science building will look like.
And the
go to...
By Keith Caesar
Students from the Mass Communi
cations Department were treated to a red-
carpet event as they took part in the first
Rammies Awards.
The Grammy-style award show, which
will be an annual event, was held at
Dillard Auditorium of the Anderson
Center last month. The award show
focused on the student's achievements of
the past year and featured awards rang
ing from Video Editing to News Writing,
and Radio Production, namely.
The event was the brainchild of Mr.
Baxter Griffin. And was coordinated by
Dr. Valerie Saddler, who was the recipient
of the Dr. Brian Blount Excellence Award.
The big winner of the night was fresh
man, mass-communications major, Nicole
Ferguson who took home two awards for
her work in The News Argus.
Also Zack "TJ." James, who put togeth
er many of the edited graphics for the
night took home an award for his work.
He and his Flow Child Entertainment
See RAMMIES, Page 7
Argus photos by Keith Caesar
Carl Watts Jr. (left) describes his piece, “Passion,” at
the art show. Above, artists take time out to pose.
Seniors featured in Diggs show
By James Jones Jr.
The works of Winston-
Salem State University senior
art majors is on display at the
10th Annual WSSU Senior
Art Show in Diggs Gallery.
The work of graduating
seniors will be on display
until May 18. It includes a
variety of artwork such as
sculptures, photography,
drawings and paintings.
On April 6, the seniors gave
presentations of their artwork
to the general public. Carl
Watts Jr., a senior arts major,
presented intricate drawings
of several music superstars
including Destiny's Child
lead singer Beyonce Knowles
and the late hip-hop star
Tupac Shakur. The Tupac dis
play, titled "Passion," shows
Tupac with bullets to his left
and right.
"1 put five shots on the left
side and four shots on the
right side," said Watts. "I
have more blood on the right
side to represent death."
Derrick Monk, Jerry
Watkins and Othniel Dobson
worked together to produce
"See Beyond Sight," the
theme for an installation
piece that reflects the
Hispanic and African-
American community. They
used black and white photog
raphy and a collaborative
mural to produce the installa
tion piece. They also have
several individual sculptings
and photography on display
Lakisha Randolph used 3-D
computer graphics and digi
tal manipulation in several of
her works. One of her works
titled "Black Expressions II,"
is a drawing of a farm in her
Andre Chinn concluded the
art presentation with several
pictures, one of which was a
dedication to his deceased

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