North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume LVI
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C. — Thursday, September 27, 1973
U 1^. C.
Number 1
Orton Reading Center Benefits
Children Who Have Disahilities
;Rul>in to Speak
on Literature
Louis D. Rubin, professor of
English at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill will speak
at Salem College on October 3,
at 1:15 in the Drama Workshop.
His topic of speech will concen
trate upon some aspects of Ameri
can Literature.
Rubin received his B.A. from
the University of Richmond, 1946,
and both his M.A., 1949, and
*Ph.D., 1954, from Johns Hopkins
University. He has been an in
structor of English and writing at
several colleges and universities
throughout the country including
'Johns Hopkins University, the
'University of Pennsylvania, Hol
lins College and the University of
■North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
was Associate Editor of the Rich
mond News Leader, of Richmond,
Virginia during the years 1956-57.
Rubin has been the recipient of
the Guggenheim Fellowship, 1957,
and the ACLS Fellowship, 1935.
He was a Fullbright Lecturer at
the University of Aix-Marseille
and at the American Institute in
Nice, France for the year 1960.
He is a member of the South
Atlantic Modern Language Asso
ciation of which he is Secretary-
Treasurer. He was Executive
Secretary of the American Study
Association from 1954-55, and
Vice-President from 1960-1961. He
is also a member of the Southern
Historical Association and the So
ciety for the Study of Southern
Literature. He is a founding mem
ber and co-editor of the Southern
Literary Journal.
Rubin has written prolifically
and has to his credit many out
standing critical works. He is the
author of: Thomas Wolfe: The
Weather of His Youth (1955); The
Faraway Country (1981); The
Curious Death of the Novel: Es
says on American Literature
(1967); A Bibliographical Guide to
the Study of Southern Literature
(ed. 1969); and his latest book,
The Writer in the South (1972).
By Marie Plonk
OTA — No. It’s not a riddle or
word game. It’s for real. The
Orton Reading Center identifies
the disability as one of seven
major learning problems, one that
they encounter daily. The State
Board of Education defines a
Learning Disability as “a dys
function in one or more of the
basic psychological processes in
volved in understanding or using
spoken or written language.
These may be manifested in dis
orders of listening, thinking, talk
ing, reading, writing, spelling, or
arithmetic. They do not include
learning difficulties which are due
primarily to visual, hearing, or
motor handicaps, to mental re
tardation or to emotional disturb
The big white house in the
center of campus will celebrate
its first birthday this fall as the
new home of the Orton Reading
Center. Many of us walk by it
daily without even knowing what
goes on inside or perhaps not
knowing what it even is. During
an interview with Dr. Karnes I
was able to find out how and why
it exists. During the Spring of
1972 Mrs. Orton offered the ser
vices of the reading center to
Salem College. With much an
ticipation the center moved to
Salem during the Fall of 1972.
The State Department made out
a new certificate, and under the
watchful eye of Dr. Karnes the
center strives to achieve its goals.
The center has three main pur
poses. It provides education for
students that are interested in
this field. Besides catering to our
small population on campus, it
brings in children from the entire
southeastern states whose parents
are concerned about a Learning
Disability their child has. For the
out-of-towners the center usually
allows about one and a half days
for interviewing the child and
parents. This time is devoted to
wards the Identification of Prob
lems. A $75 fee covers the diag
nosis, evaluation, consultation,
and written report.
Dr. Karnes then says that the
family is guided in a way so as
to get further help at home. Cer
tain prep schools may be sug
gested for the older child. Follow
ups by phone or visits are done to
check the child’s progress. Last
year the center helped a hundred
out-of-town children and is an
ticipating a large number this
year. The center also specializes
in tutoring for the children within
driving distance. I’m sure many
of us have encountered some of
the fifty-two presently enrolled as
we walk across campus in the
afternoons. The tutoring involves
three individual lessons each
week for children in second
grades through adults. Re-testing
is done to check the individual’s
progress along with scheduled
conferences and re-evaluation re
Often I’ve heard around campus
the question of “What will I be
qualified to do if I stay at Salem
four years and get involved with
the center?” Salem doesn’t have
a major in Special Education.
But, instead one majors in a
regular field such as psychology
and then receives a certificate in
Exceptional Children In Youth
with a Specialty in Learning
Disabilities. Last year there were
sixteen persons involved in the
program: one-third were Salem
students, one-third Wake Forest
students and one-third were Spe
cial students.
There are now twenty-two en
rolled. These students have a
series of courses to take. The
first are Introductory classes and
theories in Special Education.
Next come courses in Techniques
of Remediation. Last year stu
dents worked closely with one
child during these classes. The
last course is the Internship, or
Practice Teaching at both the
center and in public schools.
Once graduated, now what? Dr.
Karnes believes this field is “the
most demanding field of teaching,
now, even for undergraduates.”
She receives job openings daily
from Kansas, South Carolina,
Florida, Virginia and elsewhere
for seniors with this Learning Dis
abilities certificate. There are
endless job opportunities. Work
can be found in one school or
several schools such as a speech
therapist. Resource teachers,
clinical work, private schools and
private teaching in the home are
all open fields which are in great
need for trained persons to begin
battling the problem of Learning
NCSA to Give Play
The School of Drama, at the
North Carolina School of the Arts,
will be presenting a workshop
production of Who’s Afraid of
Virginia Woolf September 25
through September 30. Edward
Albee’s award-winning play will
be directed by Donald Hotton
with a student cast. There is no
admission charge but there will
be limited seating capacity. The
play is being presented nightly at
8:15 p.m. in the Dome Theatre on
those evenings specified. Reserva
tions can be made by calling
784-7843 between the hours 9-5,
Monday through Friday. Reserva
tions will be held until 8 p.m. the
day of the performance at which
time all- unclaimed reservations
will be released on a first come,
first serve basis.
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The paraprofessional study skills group takes a break to strike a
pretty pose.
Will Aid Students
Most students will admit that
they lack effective study skills,
despite, in many cases, high
levels of achievement. When col
lege students are asked to list
their problems, “difficulties witb
studies” is usually high on every
list. In his book Effective Study,
Francis P. Robinson, Professor
Psychology at Ohio State Univer
sity, cites research demonstrating
that the average student, using
typical study methods, remem
bers only one-half of assigned
material on an immediate quiz,
and only 20% of the material after
two weeks.
Dianne High, Counselor at the
Lifespan Center, reports that
many Salem students requested
help with study skills last year.
In response to these requests, a
group of “Study Skills Parapro
fessionals” was trained by Mrs.
High last spring. Each parapro
fessional was a Dean’s List stu
dent at Salem, committed herself
to the training program during
the spring, and agreed to volun
teer her services this year to
other Salem students. The Para
professionals are:
Cindy Cothran — Sophomore
Laura Day — Sophomore
Laura Keith — Sophomore
Wendy Wyckoff — Sophomore
Roxann Anderson — Junior
Mandy Lyerly — Sophomore
Kathleen Gedeon — Sophomore
Susan Phillips — Senior
Aggie Cowan — Sophomore
Cindy Lovin — Junior
The Study Skills Paraprofes
sionals are prepared to help with
such typical study problems as
motivation to study, effective ex
amination skills, increasing abil
ity to concentrate, note-taking
skills, and preparation of reports,
as well as specific skills helpful
with mathematics, literature, bi
ology, etc. The method employed
has been weli-researched and has
been shown to effectively raise
grade point averages of students
who apply the skills learned in a
conscientious manner. In addition,
the method is flexible enough to
meet the specific needs of in
Help with study skills is avail
able for individual students or for
Scheduling of appointments with
Study Skills Paraprofessionals
may bo arranged by contacting
the secretary. Lifespan Center,
second floor, Lehman Hall. Any
one interested in receiving train
ing to become a paraprofessional
should contact Dianne High at the
Tour and Visit Old Salem Facilities
By Frances Griffin
R. Arthur Spaugh, Jr., president
of Old Salem Inc., announced
that students and faculty mem
bers of Salem College and Acad
emy will be admitted free to all
of the exhibit buildings in Old
Salem, including the Museum of
Early Southern Decorative Arts.
“We invite you to visit our re
stored buildings as many times
as you wish,” he said. “Just show
your ID card to the host or
Fine Arts Center Features Newspaper Exhibit
The Gallery of Contemporary
Art opened an exhibition of the
Winston-Salem Journal and Sen
tinel at the Salem College Fine
Arts Center Wednesday, Sept. 12.
This is the first of five “sight and
sound” shows that the gallery will
j present this fall.
The complete process from re-
Iceiving the news to delivery of the
- paper is explained through photo
graphs and captions. The dif
ferent staff members are shown
executing the various jobs in
preparation for the printing.
Several of the instruments seen
in the photographs are on display.
One of the walls is covered with
“matrices” of comics and news
articles. Two curved metal plates
made from matrices, weighing
45 pounds each, are there -as an
example of the plates made for
every page in the paper. Also on
exhibit are many photographs
made by the staff photographers.
Going along with the “sight and
sound” theme, there is a record
ing of typewriters, printing
presses, and staff discussions.
This makes the viewer feel as if
he is right there in the newspaper
The pictures, the metal plates,
and the sound effects all blend
together to provide “all the ave
nues of truth” through the news
paper. Many front pages of this
finished product are on display to
tie up the exhibit. The -original
story of great moments in history
may be read again — “Lindbergh
over French Soil”, the first men
to walk on the moon, and the
first edition of the Twin City
Sentinel reprinted on its 50th an
niversary with an advertisement
for Salem Academy in it. Fifty
feet of newspaper border the top
of the wall as a modern day ex
ample of the newspaper.
The exhibition will continue
through Oct. 6. Gallery hours are
from 9 until 5 daily.
There are four more exhibits
planned. They are the “B-Star”
Show, opening on October 14, the
Semi-Annual Southeastern Com
petition, opening November 2.
hostess at the door of each build
ing, and you will be welcomed.”
The seven restored buildings are
open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Sundays. It is not necessary to
make a complete tour at any one
time, as each building has its
own host or hostess and may be
visited separately.
The Museum of Early Southern
Decorative Arts is open from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and from 1:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. on Sundays. As tours
through this museum are guided,
reservations are necessary and
may be made either at the Old
Salem Reception Center or at the
Spaugh said that the free ad
mission does not include families
or friends of Salem College and
Academy students and faculty.
“However, when your parents or
other relatives and friends want
to tour the buildings, this will
make it possible for you to ac
company them on the tour at no
charge for yourselves.”
In offering the free admission,
he invited students and faculty to
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