North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. 4, NO. 8
Symposium looks at area's culture
The 1989 Wesleyan Sympo
sium will be held Feb. 20-22 and
feature the theme, “Good Country
People—The Cultures of Eastern
North Carolina.”
The three-day event is being
coordinated this year by Dr. Lev-
erett Smith, Jr., professor of Eng
lish and associate dean.
“The Symposium celebrates
the various cultures of eastern
North Carolina,” Smith said. “The
keynote is diversity: speakers will
examine cultures elite and cul
tures folk, cultures past and pres
ent, cultures black, white, andred.”
The Symposium will begin on
Monday, Feb. 20, with a reading
at 8 p.m. by poet Allan Gurganus
of New York City.
Events Tuesday , Feb. 21, and
their time are:
10 a.m.. Eastern North Caro
lina in the Movies, Tom White
side, Duke University; The Archi
tecture of Eastern North Caro
lina, Chris Wilson, Atlantic Chris
tian College;
1 p.m.JndianCultureinNorth
Carolina, Stanley Knick, Native
American Resource Center; Som
erset Homecoming, Dorothy
Spruill Redford, Writer, Somerset
2:30 p.m.. The Art of Hobson
Pittman, Meade Home, Writer,
Edgecombe County Cultural Arts
Council; The Association of
American University Woman Oral
History of Notable Women, Kathy
Smith, N.C. Wesleyan College;
8 p.m.. Music of Thelonious
Monk and Others, N.C. Central
University, Jazz Ensemble.
Events are Wednesday, Feb.
22, will be:
10 a.m.,BlackTraveling Shows
in North Carolina, 1900-1950,
Alex Albright, English Depart
ment, East Carolina University;
Throwed Away: Lessons in East
ern North Carolina, Linda Flow
ers, North Carolin a Wesley an Col
2:30 p.m., North Carolina
Blues, Scott Ainslie, Musician,
George Higgs; Stories of Eastern
North Carolina, Louise Ander
son, Storyteller;
3 p.m.. Outsider Art in Eastern
North Carolina, Guest Curator,
Roger Manley Lynch Collection;
Arboreta Here and There, Arch
W. Sharer, N.C. Wesleyan Col
“The audience will gain an ap
preciation for the cultures of east
ern North Carolina and therefore
a greater self knowledge and self
awareness,” Smith said.
Wesleyan using
month to focus
on black history
ROBESON PLAY — Herbert Eley, accompanied by Charles Bradshaw, performs "Paul Robeson"
as part of N.C. Wesleyan's celebration of Black History Month during Feburary. (Photo by K.A.S.)
Jobs available for graduates
The job market for this year’s
college grads is booming.
“There’s no question about
it,” reported Angie Aschoff of
Linn-Benton Community
College’s placement office in
Oregon, “the number of jobs ad
vertised with us is up this year.”
It’s happening nationwide.
Two major annual surveys, re
leased in December, of national
corporate hiring of new grads
both predicted a happy spring.
Northwestern University’s
Lindquist-Endicott Report pre
dicted an eight percent jump in
corporate demand for graduates
with bachelor’s degrees. Those
graduates will receive starting
salaries that are an average 4.6
percent higher than those gar
nered by the Class of ’88.
Starting salaries for students
with new master’s degrees
should be 3.5 percent higher than
last year’s, NU's report added.
While Michigan State
University’s Annual Recruiting
Survey does not paint as rosy a
picture, it does predict “new
graduates will face a healthy job
MSU asked 427 corporation
about their hiring plans. In re
sponse, the firms expected to
make 3.1 percent more job offers
to students this year, and said
they were especially interested in
hiring more women and minority
«ornc students consequently
feel they’re in the driver’s seat
“I’m looking for an attractive
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North Carolina Wesleyan
College is preparing for a busy
month of activities to celebrate
Black History Month in Febru
ary. The various events have
been planned by the Black His
tory Month committee, in con
junction with the Student Life
On Feb. 1, Wesleyan
presented Beyond the Dream, a
live telecast via satellite from
Washington, D.C. The film in
cluded footage from both past
and present events and speeches
consequential to the history of
Black Americans. The presenta
tion of words and images will
begin at 1 p.m. in the Student
Activities Center.
On Feb. 2, Actor Herbert Eley
performed as Paul Robeson -
athlete, actor, singer, scholar and
political activist in a two-man
drama at North Carolina
Wesleyan College in the Student
Activities Center.
Charles Bradshaw accompa
nied Eley as the play traces
Robeson’s fight for himself, his
family and his race. Paul Robe
son entered Columbia University
Law School as the only black
student, and later travelled to
England, Russia and Africa. The
audience will witness Robeson’s
confrontation with the House
Committee on Un-American
On Friday, Feb. 3, Wesleyan
hosted a Step Show. Students
from various colleges and uni
versities in the state performed.
Groups that performed included
fraternities and ROTC drill
A fashion show was held on
Feb. 10 featuring both casual and
elegant fashions of today. Mr.
and Ms. Black History were
crowned at a dance Saturday
night in the Student Activities
Wesleyan welcomes the Guil-
field Baptist Church service on
Sunday, Feb. 12 in Russell
On Feb. 13, the film Racism
101 will be shown in room 105.
A panel discussion on the topic
will follow.
Students will demonstrate
their various talents at a Variety
Talent Show on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.
For more information on the
Black History Month events,
please call 977-7171. NCWC
Public Information.

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