VOL. 9, NO. 8
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRTOAY, JANUARY 21,1994
Thieves break into Student Union
BROKEN DOOR SHOWS FORCED ENTRANCE BY THIEVES.
WESQ gets grant
to hire director
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foun
dation of Trustees recently
granted $24,000 to North Caro
lina Wesleyan College to support
a development director for WESQ
90.9 FM for one year.
WESQ, now nearing its sec
ond year, has enlisted the help of
38 community volunteers and
broadcasts 136 hours per week.
“We’re very pleased that the
grant will help us expand our de
velopment operations, and thus
make us stronger servant of the
cultural landscape of the region,”
said Jeiiy Glass, station manager.
Established in 1936, the Z.
Smith Reynolds Foundation has
made grants totaling more than
$203 million to recipients in all
of North Carolina’s 100 countries.
In recent years, the foundation
has focused its efforts on a v:iri-
ety of issues to improve the qual
ity of life in the state, including
improving the criminal justice
system and helping public ele
mentary and secondary educi* i ion.
By CECILIA LYNN CASEY
On the night of Friday, Jan. 7,
North Carolina Wesleyan
College’s Student Union build
ing was broken into and the Post
Office, Campus bookstore, and
the Cafeteria were all broken into
“Unknown person or persons
gained entrance from the Hwy.
301 side of the Student Union
building, most likely to avoid be
ing detected by campus security,”
noted Deborah Pittman, NCWC’s
Director of Security.
“There was money, stamps and
jewelry taken which has a mon
etary value of over $1,000. The
Rocky Mount Police Department
and the United States Postal Ser
vice are investigating the break-
in. There has been about 20 per
sons interviewed so far, but at
this point there is no one who is a
main suspect,” Pittman explained.
One other attempt to break into
Doc’s, the bookstore, and the post
office was on Aug. 31, “but who
ever it was didn’t manage to get
it,” Pittman said.
“I guess it’s time to welcome
Wesleyan to the 20th century.
StUl, as bad as this is, I’m real
happy that no one was hurt or
injured,” she added.
Rachel T. Dix, the manager of
the College Store and the Post
Office, was first notified by phone
about robbery the next morning,
“There was not too much
physical damage. The three back
doors which lead into the Post
Office were either pried open, or
kicked open. Also the door to the
Post Office has a dead bolt lock
and the case to the lock was on
the floor, but that was it in terms
of damage,” Dix stated.
“This whole thing, has been
more of an inconvenience than
anything else. They stole the buy
back book money, so now we can
not buy back any of the books
which students need to seU back.
Students count on selling back
their books so they can buy new
ones. Also the Post Office was
closed, so students weren’t able
to get their mail, and there were a
lot of packages that students could
not get,” Dix said.
“I’m more shocked than an
gry. This whole thing is such an
inconvenience. It’s taken our time
and Deborah’s time, which could
have been better spent. I wish that
anyone who has any information
about anything, whether they saw
something, or someone said
something, to please report it. It’s
funny, but the only one who saw
the whole thing was Buddy (their
pet guinea-pig who lives in the
store) and he can’t say a word,”
Few hear comedian
By KIMBERLY CURSEEN
Comedian Vic Henley visited
campus to find an apathetic Wes
leyan as an event sponsored by
CAB and Pi Epsilon Wednesday,
Jan. 12,in the SAC drew only ap
proximately 25 people.
The visibly frustrated come
dian abandoned the stage for a
more informal way of interaction
with the attending group, which
were all seated in the fi'ont right
rows. He sat on the edge of the
stage, and jokingly teased the late
comers walking in the door as
well as matching wits with the
Henley discussed topics in a
candid manner, such as the presi
dent, relationships, drugs. New
York, and Southerners. The re
sponse from the audience was one
of constant laughter and amuse
ment as he made personal jabs at
himself and the audience concern
ing these topics.
Henley ended his show about
10:20 p.m. He received heartfelt
ai^lause from the audience and
was personally thanked by many
of them after the show ended.
The lack of attendance was
very disappointing to the spon
sors Publicity for this event was
displayed all around the campus.
PAC receives $25,000 grant
GLAD FOR HELP — Jerry Glass, station manager for WESQ,
looks forward to new development director.
North Carolina Wesleyan Col
lege recently received $25,000
from the Jolm Wesley and Anna
Hodgin Hanes Foundation to help
with the construction of the new
Performing Arts Complex.
TTie Performing Arts Complex,
centerpiece of Wesleyan’s “Vi
sion For The Future” capital cam
paign, will feature a 1,200 seat
auditorium with a large stage and
backstage for musicals, ballet,
drama, concerts, and meetings.
Also planned for the 45,000
square foot complex are a recital
hall, art galleries, rehearsal hall,
conference rooms, and class