THE WinstoN'Salem State University —
V9L47, ISSUE 12
Photo by Brandon Wainright
McQueen gets ‘em clean for good cause
Tyrell McQueen assists in a recent car wash fundraiser sponsored by CLMC that
raised $562. Some of that money wiil be given to the famiilies of the victims of
the West Virginia mining accident April 5.
Duo commencements May 8
Copy Desk Chief
It will take two commencements, two separate
venues and two different times for Winston-
Salem State to say goodbye to its graduating
seniors and give a proper farewell to its fall 2009
graduates May 8.
At 9:45 a.m. fall commencement will be in the
K.R. Williams Auditorium. Interim Director for
Media and Public Relations Nancy Young said
that K.R. Williams was selected because the
number of fall graduates expected to attend the
ceremony is only approximately 280 people.
"It [fall commencement] will be much more
intimate," Young said.
The original fall commencement had an esti
mated 525 possible participants.
Spring commencement will be at 2 p.m. in the
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Young said there are approximately 700 possible
participants for spring commencement, which
led to the larger venue. Separating both com
mencements alleviates concerns of an over
crowded venue and restrictions on audience
"There will be no ticket requirements for audi
ence members," Young said.
"We hope we never get in that situation."
Young said there were parking issues at the
coliseum last year; however, there should not be
parking issues on campus for fall commence
ment because a majority of the students will
have left. Both commencements will have sepa
rate speakers. Larry Womble, a member of the
N.C. House of Representatives will speak for the
fall ceremony; Dr. Donald Stewart, who served
as president of Spelman College for 10 years will
speak for the spring ceremony.
SACS team cites
WSSU in 4 areas
Argus Staff &
Lena’ Kithcart Reporter
First the good news.
The eight-member team
from the Southern Association
for College and Schools called
Winston-Salem State's QEP a
"Work of Distinction."
Now the bad news.
The SACS team cited
Winston-Salem State in four
different areas during its visit
to WSSU for the second stage
of the reaffirmation process
One cite was for not pub
lishing WSSU's accreditation
status in the two current cata
The University was given a
cite because it had adopted
five general education out
comes, but the outcomes were
not published in the current
"The updates to the under
graduate catalog will be com
pleted between May and mid
June," said Dr. Merdis
McCarter, senior associate
Another cite Involves
"Faculty Competence." The
team found cases where some
professors are teaching courses
that they did not have proper
credentials to teach.
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Hayes: ‘Stephen Joyner Jr.
perfect fit’ as Lady Rams coach
After an extensive search
through more than 60 candi
dates, the Lady Rams head
vacancy has been
Joyner Jr., a 2001
graduate in business
former point guard
for Johnson C. Smith,
replaced Dee Stokes.
Stokes was the Coach
head coach from 2006 until
February 2010 and finished
with a 19-90 record during her
tenure. With seven games
remaining in the season,
Walter Mebane was named as
the interim coach.
Joyner, 30, takes over at the
position as Winston-Salem
State re-enters Division II and
the Central Intercollegiate
Athletic Association. He was
selected by a commit
tee including WSSU's
athletic director. Bill
Hayes and the
made April 20.
"Stephen Jr. is a per
feet fit for our phi
losophy and desire to
bring energy and
excitement to our pro-
Hayes said upon the
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WSSU to test preparedness
WSSU students and 100 faculty
will participate in an “Active Shooter”
exercise May 12. The exercise pro
vides an opportunity to test plans
and procedures to prevent an inci
dent similar to the 2007 Virginia
Tech shooting. All UNC campuses
will conduct the exercise as a result
of a contract between ENVI-
ROSAFE and UNC General
Source; WSSU Campus Police
Your vote is worth $150,000
The Home Depot is giving back to
11 HBCUs by permitting anyone to
vote for a favorite institution to
receive a $150,000 in grants. The
winning college or university will be
announced June 15. The Home
Depot is also releasing a special edi
tion Gift Card to support the effort.
ASPA awards Argus 1st place
The News Argus won First Place
Award in the 2009 American
Scholastic Press Association compe
tition. The Argus recorded 945
points out of a possible 1,000. ASPA
awards first place to publications
with special and outstanding design
and content. Award certificates will
be distributed May 8.
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