VOL. 8, NO. 4
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6,1992
FOUNDER’S DAY CONVOCATION HONORED WESLEYAN’S FOUNDING IN 1968.
Station adds NPR programs
North Carolina Wesleyan
College’s radio station, WESQ,
is now offering National Public
Radio broadcasting for its listen
“We are very pleased to be
able to offer NPR programming
to Rocky Mount for the first
time,” said Jerry Glass, WESQ
station manager. “We look for
ward to expanding our services
to the community in the near fu
Monday through Friday,
WESQ airs “All Things Consid
ered” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
and “Morning Edition” from 6
a.m. to 9 a.m. This special pro
gramming is made possible by a
special arrangement with NPR
radio station WTEB in New Bem.
WESQ 90.9 FM extends its
broadcasts to Rocky Mount, Wil
son, Tarboro, Greenville, Spring
Hope, Hobgood, Nashville, parts
of Raleigh, and the surrounding
By JENNY BEEMER
The 36th annual Founder’s day
Convocation was held Oct. 22 to
celebrate the founding of North
Carolina Wesleyan College in
1968 after several members of the
Rocky Mount community con
tributed money towards its estab
The Convocation included
several speakers, including Dr.
Raymond Bauer, athletic director
and physical education teacher,
who is retiring at the end of this
Professors wore their academic
regalia to add to the festivities.
The faculty marshal. Dr. Allen
Johnson, led the professors to the
front. He carried a solid walnut
and brass mace as a symbol that
he is protecting the faculty.
Several members of the Board
of Trustees were on campus to
help celebrate the day’s event.
Several awards were given out to
returning alumni and the Board
of Trustees. Dr. and Mrs. Les Gar
ner hosted a tea party afterwards.
Mrs. Carolyn Whitener, assis
tant to the Dean, said she hoped
that if there was anything to be
remembered about the Convoca
tion, it would be Dr. Bauer’s
speech. Asked what he would
miss the most about NCWC, he
said, “I will miss seeing how the
students graduated and began to
make a place for themselves in
society. Even though it’s good to
look back and remember things,
you still have to look into the
good things that lie ahead into
Compared to previous years,
attendance at the Founder’s Day
Convocation decreased sharply.
Whitener lamented, “Since the
College 101 students were not re
quired to attend, the students’ ab
sence is being noted.” Through
out the previous years, all LSS
classes were required to attend
the Convocation, but now things
North Carolina Wesleyan College will hold its second an
nual Dinner Theatre Concert next Tuesday in the Student Ac
The fiin-filled evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner
and entertainment provided by individual choir members.
This year, the Wesleyan Singers and the Tar River Chorus
will combine to bring their version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s
H.M.S. Pinafore, a humorous parody about class distinction in
the British Navy. Various Wesleyan professors will be in
cluded in this performance.
Also featured in the concert will be the NCWC Madrigal
Singers, who will sing traditional and contemporary madrigals.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students.
Children under 12 are free.
For more information or to order tickets, call Dr. Maria
Manzo at 985-5210.
WORKING ON HABITAT HOUSE — Wesleyan students spent a Saturday workup un the latest
Habitat for Humanity house in Rocky Mount The Oct 24 community service project was oi^anized
by Rev. Kirk Oldham, campus minfeter. Habitat for Humanity builds the homes usii^ volunteer
labor and materials, and sells the homes at no;interest to low-income families—using the proceeds to
build more houses for other low-inctmie Gamilies.