The Register, 1966-09-23, page 1
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She <d.WS.^kllege VOLUME XXXVIII, No. 2 GREENSBORO, N. C. SEPTEMBER 23,1966 VFke Cream of CoUege Netes9 Enrollment Tops 3,200 As Freshmen Enter Students React To Studies At Yale And Columbia EULA BATTLE Editor-in-Chief 4 Attends Workshop At U. Of Minn. Diane Banner, senior, EngUsh major from Lenoir, Marsh R. CampbeU, junior, poUtical science major from Kings Mountain, and Lee A. House, junior, political science major from Scotland Neck have returned to Aggieland from "intensive summer study" at some of the nation's oldest and most respected universities. Banner, House, and Campbell were recipients of summer study grants offered by Harvard-Yale- Columbia Universities in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation. They were selected on the recommendations by their department heads as A&T was selected as a participating institution. The program, known as the Harvard-Yale- Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program was familiarly tabbed ISSP. The summer program was primarily designed for seniors with graduate school aspiration and potential in the social sciences. The purpose of ISSP was to discover if a cross sampling of the better students from southern colleges and universities could function on a competitive academic basis in a first-rate northern university. In addition, the sponsor sought to know if such students were capable of rigorous study indicating calculated graduate school success. Diane spent six weeks of study at Columbia University, New York. She was able to integrate her program with the Columbia summer school. She carried five credit points which consisted of two courses: Modern Poetry and Oral interpretation (Prose and Poetry). CampbeU and House both carried out their studies at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Since the two are both poUtical science majors, their schedules were simUar. Because Yale does not offer a regular summer school, ISSP participants found a concentrated program especiaUy for them. The two Aggies were among 62 students from aU over the country. Campbell and House each took three courses: American PoUtical Behavior, Civil Rights (interdisci- ISSP participants did. Academic highUghts of the program included faculty and tutors from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, University of Illinois, and Northwestern Universities. The more renown of these included professors Harold Stahmer, religion and phUosophy, Columbia; Michael O'Laughlin, English, Yale; Steven Thermstrom, history, Harvard; David J. Danelski, political science, Yale. Participants completed a major term-paper of at least twenty-five pages as well as weekly papers and analytical readings. Social highUghts included tours plinary seminar), and PoUtics in of New York City, New Haven and the Developing Nations. The stu- Boston, productions by the Strat- dents did not receive grades, but ford Shakespeare Theater Guild, they are to receive written evalua- and the B°ston Symphony Orches- tions which have not yet arrived. *ra- No A&T student attended the pro- ASgies found at these top-rate gram at Harvard although twenty (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) "Even though the pace was hectic, I enjoyed every moment of the pubUcations workshop," said Eula Battle, editor of THE REGISTER. She was summing up her experiences at the college publications workshop held at the University of Minnesota this summer. The two-week intensive session was sponsored by the University's School of Journalism and the Associated Collegiate Press. AU-American and First Class Collegiate publications from aU corners of the nation were displayed. 11 • T"k a a As a member of the workshop, Eula Alumni Day Set was given "free rein" in the journalism Ubrary which is housed in the journalism building. She also had access to the main library on the MinneapoUs campus. The time spent at the University of Minnesota was crammed with activities — both educational and recreational. Eula said that her main interests during the two-week session were purely educational. She not only learned to appreciate the place and function of the newspaper in modern life more but also to apply certain standards in judging the quality of a newspaper. "I was able to exchange ideas with student editors from several different colleges across the nation — University of Massachusetts, Catholic University, Berry College, Union College, and a host of others," said Eula. To gain practical experience in a variety of situations involving news writing and editing, feature writing, sports writing, and others, workshop participants were given assignments in both writing and and copy editing. Some assignments required intensive research, a great deal of leg work and a bundle of patience. StiU others were a breeze. "It was a lot of work for three hours, but I made it," stated Eula. This was the second successive summer that The Register Fund provided a scholarship for the editor to participate in the Minnesota workshop. For Charlotte On October 1 A&T CoUege Alumni Day is to be observed in Charlotte Saturday October 1, the occasion of the faU meeting of the Mid-East Region of the A&T College General Alumni Association. Headquarters for the observance and meeting will be the Savoy-Bar ringer Motor Inn. The event will draw alumni from chapters and cities in Virginia, North and South Carolina. , Howard C. BarnhiU, Charlotte public health educator and president of the Association, said arrangements for the observance are being conducted through the cooperation of the local Queen City Chapter of which Dr. Thomas A. Mack is president. J. W- Maye, GreenviUe, is chairman of the regional group. The program for the day Usts the foUowing schedule: Registration, 10.00 A.M.; Luncheon, 11:30 A.M. Regional Meeting, 1:00P.M., and dinner beginning at 4:30 P.M. Participants wUl attend the A&T College-Johnson C. Smith University football game that night and wiU be entertained at the annual Queen City Chapter Scholarship Dance, later at the Hi-Fi Country Club. Marsh CampbeU, Lee House and Diane Banner, ISSP Participants. Early enroUment returns Ust 3,254 members of the 1966-67 Aggie FamUy. That number is expected to increase substantiaUy however; and by today the total enroUment should reach 3,500. (That was the approximate number of students expected.) A breakdown of the enroUment of classes was not avaUable; but certain trends were noted by Mr W. H. Gamble, director of admissions. , The A&T student body is steadily increasing, with last year's totals slightly lower than this year's. This year's freshman enroUment is not expected to reach the number (1150) who enrolled last year A larger number of upperclassmen, however, are returning to coUege. On the question of placement scores, Mrs. Ruth Gore, director of counseling and testing, was still in the process of evaluating the results and of making comparisons. Scores appear to be higher on the average," said Mrs. Gore. Freshman Class Elects Officers; Royal Is Prexy The freshman class elected officers for the 1966-67 school term on Saturday, September 17. Roy White, president of the Student Government, stated, "Elections were held earUer this year because we want to start a truly effective organization; and in order to do this, we need not only participation of upperclassmen, but of freshmen as weU, in the hope that the Student Government in years to come will indeed be a year of the students." White also said, "Unity is our tool; perseverance is our motivation; student concern is our purpose; and we shaU surely reach success as our goal." Persons elected to offices were Wilbur Royal, president; Keith Graves, vice president; Kathylee Hillman, recording secretary; Yvonne Banks, recording secretary; William Boston, treasurer; and Paula SoweU, Miss Freshman. Persons elected as class representatives were Tony Mitchell, Sheldon Jeter, Joyce Smith, Sena Crittenden, Paulette Jackson, Harold Glover ,James Paige, and Gayle MitcheU. TVA Sponsors Training For Business Students Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, left, president of A&T CoUege, cuts the anniversary cake, the cUmax of a social hour held in connection with the A&T Pre-" 75th A&T College students have recently been involved in a training Plan, sponsored by the Tennessee VaUey Authority, for cooperative students in business administration. Larry L. Orr, business administration major, junior from Kings Mountain; John Smith, accounting major, senior from Shelby; Harry Tate, accounting major, senior from Morganton; and Curtis Dickson, accounting major, senior from AshevUle participated in the TVA program as administrative cooperative student workers. These students were employed during the summer for twelve weeks and received base pay of more than two doUars an hour. During this semester John W. Harrington, junior, from Bennettsville, South CaroUna and Walter McLarty, junior, business administration major from Phoenix City, Alabama, wiU be under the employ of the TVA as cooperative administrative student workers. They wUl be classified as SB-2 earning over two doUars an hour. Participating students were initially selected by Mr. Vance E. Gray, administrative assistant to the president, who also had to receive recommendation from Dr. T. Mahaffey, chairman of the Busi- campus. The basis of his selection of students included grades, character, and personaUty. The students are employed on an alternating basis. Those who worked in the program during the sum- spring semester. This feature, say the students, is the greatest disadvantage of the program. It delays graduation for about a year. The advantages however, are the making of business contacts for mer are scheduled to return for the future, monetary gain travel another twelve weeks during the experience, pertinent work exper- Bi^iilWS^^^o^01163 !?st we,£ at A&T CoUege, check nator for the program on this
|Title||The Register, 1966-09-23|
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