North Carolina Newspapers

    The Decree
VOL. 7, NO. 8
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
1992 Spring S|mposiuiii Schedule
10:30 •
Dr. Roger Levien
Vice President, Strategy Officc
Xerox Corporation
Winning the Global Game:
A Talc of Four Countries
Dr. Allen Johnson
NCWC Professor of
The Changing Role of
the United Nations
Gravely 105
Ruch Camp
President, RTP
World Trade Center
NC's Role in the
En\erging Intcrnatiotial
Chris Wilson
Professor of Art
Barton College
Speaking to the
Eyes-Art as the
Global Language
Gravely 105
NCWC Education Dept.
Teaching & Learning
in the International
Dr. Robert Bussom
Katrina Garner
NCWC Professor of
Austrian Culinary
The Competitive
Art: "Mahlwit" ♦
Advantage of
Presideru’i House
Panel discussion:
Religion and Daily Life in India,
Japan, and the Caribbean
PBS Business Specials
• Is Economic Nationalism Obsolete
in the New Borderless World?
•What Will America's Competitive
; Strategy be for the '90s?
Katrina Gamer
Austrian Culinary
An; "Mahheit” *
Prcsiiicnt'5 House
Dr. Mohammed Alpha
Bah, Dept, of History,
College of Charleston,
Charleston, S.C.
African Culture
Graveiy /05
Dr. William Fischcr
The World Economv After
. Communism
A Senegalese film about the clash of
first and third world cultures.
Gravely 105
Foreign Language Skits
Scenes from "Le Cuvier," "Le Malade
Imaginaine," 'Prohibito Suicidaise en
Gravely 105
N.E.'W. Wind Ensemble
Music From Our
International Community
Theatre Department
"The Imaginary Invalid"
Colcrane Theatre
♦ Session limited to 18 participants.
offers global
North Carolina Wesleyan Col
lege’s 1992 Spring Symposium
unfolds Feb. 12-13 in a series of
lectures, discussions, and dem
onstrations on “Understanding
Life in the International Commu
Dr. Roger Levien, corporate
vice president for the Strategy
Office of Xerox Corporation, will
speak on “Winning the Global
Game: A Tale of Four Countries,”
to open the symposium on
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in
the Student Activities Center.
Levien, a native of Brooklyn,
N.Y., received his master’s de
gree in science and doctorate in
applied mathematics from Harvard
University, His responsibilities at
Xerox include supporting corpo
rate management in establishing
and communicating the basic
strategic direction for the com
pany, monitoring worldwide
trends that could affect business,
developing strategic alliances, and
improving the corporation’s man
agement process.
Ruth Camp, executive director
of the Research Triangle World
Trade Center, will reflect at 10:30
a.m. on Wednesday on how the
programs and services offered by
the RTWTC have made a qualita
tive difference in the lives of both
businesses and individual citizens
in North Carolina.
Also featured on Wednesday
are the following presentations:
Dr. AllenJohnson, Wesleyan pro
fessor of history and geogn^hy,
Nations in the International
Community;” Katrina Garner,
caterer, “Austrian Culinary Art:
Mahlzeit;” Dr. Mohammed Al
pha Bah, associate professor of
history at the College of Charles
ton in Chariesion, S.C., “African
Culture;” the Wesleyan Inter
national Club, “ReligionandDaily
Life in India, Ji^an, and the Car
ibbean;” and the N£.W. Wind
(Continued on Back Page)
Brooks resigns post to return to faculty
Wesleyan is once more under
going a drastic change as Dr.
Marshall Brooks is leaving the
post of Dean and Vice President
of Academic Affairs.
Brooks came to Wesleyan in
1978 as an associate professor of
education and served as chair for
the education department. He be
came Dean of the College in Sep
tember, 1986. After taking some
personal leave. Brooks plans to
return to the faculty in the educa
tion department.
Meanwhile, the search is on
for a new dean. Wesleyan wel
comed its first candidate. Dr.
David Lewis, on Jan. 28. Lewis
came to Wesleyan from Colgate
University in New York where he
had held numerous administrative
posts, including that of Interim
Associate Dean of the Faculty.
He has also served two terms as
Director of the Division of Natu
ral Sciences and Mathematics.
During his visit, Lewis was
able to spare some time for a brief
“It is obvious that the people
here care about the school and
that the founders cared as well,”
he said. ‘The environment is
beautiful and conducive to intel
lectual stimulation.”
As he learned more about the
college, Lewis’ impressions
changed slightly, though gradu
ally, over his two-day stay. Lewis
said he saw a great potential for
growth to which the community
, seems committed. He ccsnmented
that if the school did not have
such potential it “would be dead
ening” to him. The candidate ex
hibited strong concern for the low
level of retenticm and high level
of academic probation.
If offered the position, Lewis
said he would research the prob
lem more thoroughly before
coming to the school so he could
properly £^ply his ideas. Lewis
also wants to see more integration
among the academic, social, and
athletic parts of a student’s life,
as well as improved communica
tion throughout the community.
Neal Latta, SGA treasurer,
along with other SGA officers,
shared some time with the candi
“So far he’s the one I like the
most,” Latta joked. “Seriously,
though, he struck me as taking
initiative. He was not ^ all timid.
. “EvCTyone that comes here is
going to be strong,” Latta said.
“Before Dr. Lewis left he told us
that anyone in the decision-mak-
ing process needs to keep an open
mind. Everyone was impressed.”
Wesleyan is planning to bring
two other candidates to campus.
The nextcandidale is Dr. Mai^aret
Bruijn Lacy from North Dakota
State University. An open meet
ing will be held on Monday at
10:30 a.m. in room 105. The
community is also invited to a
reception to meet and talk with
Lacy on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the
Trustees Ro(^.

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