North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL, 7, NO. 7
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
two break-ins
Adding to the artifacts collection
Joining Wesleyan President, Dr. Les Gamer (left), and Dan Gail (right), adjunct science professor
and curator of the new Pre-Columbian art and artifacts collection at Wesleyan, are (from left) Dr.
Harry Fish and Major Harvey Thomas, who recently made the first two donations to the collection. Dr.
Fish presented a ceramic whistle from Guatemala, whUe Thomas donated a pair of arrowheads from
North Carolina. The collection, which has been steadily growing, will soon be on display.
Anderson resigns as WPE coordinator
Dr. Vivienne Anderson has
resigned as coordinator of the
Writing Proficiency Exam, and
Dean Marshall Brooks will be the
coordinator this semester on an
interim basis.
Anderson, director of the
'writing program at NCWC, de
cided to hand over the position of
WPE coordinator to someone else
in order to devote more time to
the writing program.
She becpie coordinator in
1988 and has helped to make
some important changes in the
WPE. Anderson started a work
shop to help students become fa
miliar with the test and go over
strategies that would help the
students to do their best.
When asked about other
changes in the WPE, Anderson
said that at first there was nothing
to read before the test and that
students had to go in and write
about a subject that was intro
duced to them only minutes be
fore they had to write. She said
that when students could read
about their subject first, the pass
rate went up.
This combination of using the
workshops and being able to read
about the subject first seems to
work well. Last semester 71 per
cent of all those who took the
WPE passed. Dr. Chris Carstens
said that “It’s the highest rate
we’ve had.”
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During the night between Sat
urday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan.
12, North Carolina Wesleyan
College was the victim of two
break-ins, one at the Elizabeth
Braswell Pearsall Library and
another at the Resident Director’s
office in the Student Activities
Suspects have yet to be found.
Deborah Pittman, director of
Campus Security, said campus
security officer Ellie Rouse ob
served two suspicious males run
ning behind south hall to the back
of die college around 5:50 a.m.
Sunday. Rouse chased the sus
pects but lost them in the woods.
At j^roximately 6:30 a.m. the
same two suspects were observed
at the north end of Edgecombe
Hall, carrying items stolen fi'om
the library. The suspects dropped
the stolen goods and ran towards
the northwest comer of the cam
pus when approached by Rouse.
This is the last time the suspects
were seen.
Rouse contacted Rocky Mount
poUce, who came to the college
to investigate the situation. They
recovered several stolen items,
such as telephones, scissors, and
disks totaling nearly $2,500.
However, a Toshiba television has
not yet been recovered. Nothing
was stolen from the Resident
Director’s office.
Broken glass and blood were
discovered in the library and
Student Activities Center. This
finding prompted police to check
the hands of resident male stu
dents for serious cuts and blood.
However, after discovering no
substantial amounts of blood on
the floors in any of the residence
haUs, police called off this portion
of the investigation. Fingerprints
were also obtained from the li
brary and Student Activities
Center, but they are of no use
until police detectives have a
Concern over the break-ins has
prompted many students to in
quire where security officers were
while the break-ins were taking
“Unfortunately, we cannot be
everywhere at once,” Pittman
said. “When security has to go
break up a party or a fight, then
there is no one to cover the rest
of the campus. We just can’t get
it all.”
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WESQ now hopes to air by late February
Due to unforeseen delays, new
radio station WESQ 90.9 FM will
be unable to meet its goal of going
on the air in January, but Vice
President for Development Tim
McDowell says the station hopes
to be operational by the end of
Asked whether many problems
had been encountered while try
ing to get the station operational,
McDowell exclaimed, “All we
have had is problems!”
Waiting for several vital pieces
of equipment to be delivered and
having to deal with the Federal
Communications Commission
(FCC) are just a few of the diffi
culties experienced.
“Wortog with the FCC is a
problem because it is such a large
bureaucracy,” McDowell elabo
rated. “It is hard to get a specific
answer to your questions.”
Putting a radio station on the
air is a very complicated task.
Since this is Wesleyan’s first at
tempt at running a radio station,
there are not many people on
campus who have experience in
broadcasting. That inexperience
has played a part in the delay.
“I have several boxes of
equipment and I have no idea
what it is,” McDowell said.
Despite this, McDowell is not
worried, he confidenfly explained
that the college has an engineer,
a consulting engineer, and a radio
consultant helping to put the
pieces together.
The type of music format to
be used has still not been decided.
The two types of music requested
by the community have been
classical music and jazz.
McDowell revealed that the col
lege is currentiy negotiating with
two other radio stations to
“simocast” their broadcasting, re
broadcasting what the other sta
tion broadcasts.
If the station choose this route,
McDowell speculated, “we will
probably have classical during the
daylight hours and then at night
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