The Decree VOL. 7, NO. 8 North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. FRroAY, FEBRUARY 7,1992 1992 Spring S|mposiuiii Schedule A.M. 9:00- 10:15 10:30 • 11:45 P.M. 12:00 1:30- i:45^ 3:00 8:00 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Dr. Roger Levien Vice President, Strategy Officc Xerox Corporation Winning the Global Game: A Talc of Four Countries SAC Dr. Allen Johnson NCWC Professor of History The Changing Role of the United Nations Gravely 105 Ruch Camp President, RTP World Trade Center NC's Role in the En\erging Intcrnatiotial Conimunity Chapel 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 Community C/iapei Dr. Robert Bussom Katrina Garner NCWC Professor of Caterer Business Austrian Culinary The Competitive Art: "Mahlwit" ♦ Advantage of Presideru’i House Nations Chafjel Panel discussion: Religion and Daily Life in India, Japan, and the Caribbean Chapel PBS Business Specials • Is Economic Nationalism Obsolete in the New Borderless World? •What Will America's Competitive ; Strategy be for the '90s? Doc's Katrina Gamer Caterer 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 SAC MOVIE Mandabi 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 Primavera' Gravely 105 N.E.'W. Wind Ensemble Music From Our International Community SAC Theatre Department "The Imaginary Invalid" Colcrane Theatre ♦ Session limited to 18 participants. Symposium offers global perspective 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 nity.” 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, “TheChangingRoleoftheUnited 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 By JOANNA HOLLADAY 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 interview. “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 date. “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(^.