VOL. 6, NO. 8
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRTOAY, FEBRUARY 8,1991
To make North Carolina Wes
leyan College as safe as possible.
The Office of Campus Security
has begun a new crime prevention
awareness campaign during Feb
ruary aimed at Vacating students,
faculty, and administrators on
crime prevention techniques and
how to work together tofgromote
the well being of the campus
Called “Together for a Safe
Campus,” the program includes
information about theft, drug and
alcohol abuse, personal safety, and
Several activities and programs
will be held this month. The bro
chures and pamphlets will be dis
tributed around campus.
An engraving program was
held in Nash on Tuesday. A Date
program will be in Edge
combe the week of Feb. 11-17.
Check posters for dates and times.
An Alcohol and Drug program
will be held in North during the
week of Feb. 18-24.
A Survival Skills program will
be in South, which^ wiU ti^JaUsthe
areas together and introduce some
new ones. Check posters for dates
AU NCWC students, faculty,
and staff are invited to attend these
Changing Times, Changing Lives:
Society and Education In the '90s
Feelings mixed over
tighter dorm security
By JAMIE STUMP
There are mixed emotions on
campus about the policy enacted
Spring Semester regarding tighter
,purity in residence halls.
Students must now carry keys
in order to ento" their residence
hall. The side doors are locked 24
hours a day, and ftont doors are
almost always locked excq)t for
nights when RA’s are on duty
and when opening doors is nec
essary for housdceeping purposes.
Many students like Joji Hibino
feel “it’s very inconvenient for
students. Visitors are always
knocking on the door, which is
annoying. I don’t think there has
been enough crime, especially in
the all-male dorms, to lock the
Craig Allen agrees that putting
down your books and trying to
find keys is cumbersome and
time-consuming, but he also says
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A host of educators, computer
experts, and other professionals
will join faculty and students at
N.C. Wesleyan College fw a two-
day symposium “Changing
Hmes, Changing Lives: Society
and Education in the ‘90s” Feb.
12-13 on the Wesleyan campus.
Symposium topics will cent^
on educational issues such as
school reform, the changing stu
dent population, latchkey chil
dren, ATOS in the schools, and
the nation’s responsibility to the
Keynote speaker is Bob
Etheridge, state superintendent of
public instruction. He speaks at 4
p.m. Tuesday in the Student Ac
tivities Center on “Education Re
form; Why We Can’tTum Back.”
Other speakers include Dr.
Barry Adams, senior account ex
ecutive with Apple Computers;
Jo Ann Norris of the Public School
Forum; Louis Gotlib, N.C.
Teacher of the Year, and Terry
Peterson, director of the South
Following is a schedule of
9 a,m.: Ripples of Change in
Technology. Dr. Adams. Room
Religious Freedom and the
Teaching of Religion. Dr. Rex
TuckCT, student panel. Chapel.
10:15 am.: All That’s Within
Them. Norris. SAC.
Student panel. Chapel.
11:30 a.m.: X-Rated Pictures:
Changing Standards in the Ac
ceptance of Art. Daisy Thorp.
1 p.m.: AIDS: It Changes Our
Schools, It Changes Our Lives.
Garland Lancaster. Library.
Substance Abuse: Whose
Problem is it? Panel discussion.
The Stress of Change: DangCT
or Opportunity. Susan Brooks,
family counsels. Chjqwl.
2:30 pjn.: Ours is the Oppor
tunity to Do! John Bennett, con
sultant, state Department of Pub
lic Instruction. Chapel.
Legal Arguments over Abor
tion. Dr. John Stevens, student
panel. Room 105.
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AIDS information, condoms now available at NCWC
By JAMIE STUMP
Recently, through the persis
tence of the Student Government
Association, the cooperation of
the Student Health Center,,sup
port of faculty and staff, and re
sponses fi'om state and national
health organizations, students can
both acquire educational infor
mation about prevent of AIDS and
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(STDs), andreceive items that can
aid in the prevention of such
deadly and/or harmful diseases.
These protective items are be
ing distributed by the college in
cooperation with the State Public
Health Department and the Na
tional AIDS Foundation who
provided the devices free of
charge. This is a cooperative ef
fort to reduce the threat of death
firom AIDS and the physical and
emotional damage of STDs on
Hie student response to this
action has been overall support
“From what I understand,”
comments student Robert Baker,
“this move was necessary to pre
vent the increase of STDs on
campus. If the college doesn’t
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distribute them, they’re (the col
lege) not trying to help.”
Ellis McGee agrees: “I think
it’s wonderful because you don’t
have to leave campus to buy them.
I feel thai this is not apromotional
move, but one that was made to
ensure the safety of the students
who choose to use the system.”
SGA officer. Crystal Taylor,
also believes that the action was
“well needed. The students are
handling it in a very mature fash
Faculty and staff opinions have
also been overall supportive.
Campus nuree Janice Stump be
lieves the two organizations re
sponsible, SGA and Student
Health Center, took these actions
in “the hopes of making a differ
ence in the statistics (of rising
numbers of STD cases), especially
in traditional college-aged
Dr. Kim Nordquest feels “this
will help avoid health problems
among the student population. In
that manner, such an action is
For more information con
cerning preventing of STDs and
AIDS, students are encouraged to
contact a Student Health Assis
tant, their Resident Director or
hall Resident Assistants, or visit
the Student Health Center.
Don't forget troops
on Valentine’s Day
Student Health Assis*
tants will be accepting
Valentine^s Pay candy, toi
letry iteins, Valentine’s Day
cardSj and monetary dona
tions from faculty, staff, and
students until Feb, 14 to be
dipped to our servicemen
and women in ^e Persian