VOL. 4, NO. 8 NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE, ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1989 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 Place; 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 lege; 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 lege. “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 market.” 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 grads. «ornc students consequently feel they’re in the driver’s seat “I’m looking for an attractive (Continued on Page 4) 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 office. 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 Activities. 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 teams. 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 Center. Wesleyan welcomes the Guil- field Baptist Church service on Sunday, Feb. 12 in Russell Chapel. 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.