The Register, 1967-09-22, page 1
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f THL&5 REGISTER i Volume XXXIX, No. 1 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro September 22, 1967 College Dissolve To Become^ New State University . THESE CAMPUS COEDS appear pleased at the , progress of Merrick HaU. When completed, it wiU house the Business and Mathematics departments. Viewing the structure from a distance through the reflection pool in front of the new Memorial Union Building are AUce Y. AUen, senior nursing student and Mildred J. Hines, senior home econ- nomics education major. The building is being constructed at a cost of $1,136,000. Dr. L. C. Dowdy Advises Frosh To Start Now By CHERYL SLOAN Dr. L. C. Dowdy assumed a serious air as he approached the rostrum and welcomed the freshman class "into the fold of the A&T family." He expressed doleful sentiments about the suicide of a student who was eagerly expected on campus. When he revealed that BiUy Joe had jumped off the TaUa Hatchie Bridge, the audience roared with laughter as they immediately recognized the character from "Ode to BiUy Joe." Dr. Dowdy commented on more serious matters as he acquainted the freshmen with the university's 22 miUion doUar capital outlay, the increased faculty to 255 instructors, and the plans of future buildings. Asking the new students to "cope with the improvement with highest aspirations . . . and to start now" he began his series of chaUenges. "In the baU park of opportunity don't let anyone strike out for you," cautioned the president. "Don't stand in the batter's box and let the umpire call you out; at least try. Get ahead of your teachers; you know how hard it is to catch up." Freshmen were also reminded that they should give adequate time to studies and || relaxation. Dr. Dowdy ended his welcome by suggesting a change in "These Boots Are Made for Walking' to "BulUdogs Are | Made for Fighting." Dr. Dowdy Dean Jesse E. MarshaU, dean of student affairs, who presided over the first assembly of the class of '71, introduced Dr. Dowdy. He also used a unique introduction, having the freshmen to recite their names in unison by sections and then en masse in the resonant Harrison Auditorium. He talked briefly with the class and asked that they establish a purpose for coming to the university, exempUfy the training and culture befitting a student, and that they be successful in their college courses. The summer brought.,.gignificant changes to this institution. Heading the Ust of changes' was the news that A&T , CoUege had become North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. \\\ June of this year, a bill providing for the establishment of regional universities and for East Carolina College to become the first such university was presented to the North CaroUna General Assembly. The Henly BiU also specified that the Board of Trustees of any five-year coUege which has offered the master's degree for ten years or more might also apply for University status. Shortly after Western CaroUna State College and Appalachian State College joined East Carolina in the Bill, the A&T College Trustee Board, in a special call meeting, adopted a resolution which requested approval for inclusion in the new plan. North Carolina College, the fifth five-year college in the State did not apply; therefore, A&T became the only predominantly Negro institution to apply. The amendment to the Henly BiU to include A&T College was defeated in the Senate. However, in a strong fight led by Guilford Delegation, A&T was successful in the House of Representatives. The House passed the BiU by a vote of 81-29. Shortly following the Senate concurred in a House amendment to give A&T CoUege regional university status. "Very pleased" to hear of the General Assembly's action was Robert H. Frazier, chairman of the Trustee Board. "Extremely deUghted" was the response given by Dr. L. C. Dowdy, president, when he learned that A&T had been given what he termed as "due recognition." Homecoming Comm. Announces Theme Of Celebration "From a Growing CoUege to a Progressive University" was the general theme decided upon for the annual Homecoming celebration by the Homecoming Committee in its initial meeting last Wednesday af ternoon. The Committee felt that with Homecoming scheduled for i October 14, it had little time to lose in making vital decisions about the approaching event. The Committee decided to begin J activities on Wednesday this year instead of foUowing last year's pattern of a Thursday kick-off. Supporters of the Pre - dawn Dance were again Successful in retaining this facet of the gala event. The committee, appointed by President Dowdy consists of 18 faculty-staff personnel and 13 students. Dr. James Pendergrast, acting chairman of the Department of Chemistry, chairs the group whose next meeting is set for September 25. IN FRESHMAN SUBJECTS Curriculum Project Advocates Bold Changes K T. Campus Christian Ministry Names Rev. Wm. Bell, Director On June 1, Reverend WilUam M. Bell, Jr., became director of the United Campus Christian Ministry. A 1962 graduate of A&T State University, Reverend Bell finished his graduate work at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May of this year. Reverend BeU wiU work with existing reUgious programs on the campus by giving support and assisting in attempts to strengthen them. He wiU strive to develop new avenues of Christian expressions as he serves as a counselor to students with reference to their spiritual development. Reverend BeU wUl be trying to encourage aj greater participation of students | in intercoUegiate ReVerend Btell denominational and interdenominational conferences, projects, and studies on the state, regional, national, and international levels. Reverend BeU's position is being sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North CaroUna, the General Baptist State Convention of North CaroUna, the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the Protestant Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the United Holy Church of America, the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the Methodist Church. Reverend Bell's office is located in Harrison Auditorium adjoining the office of Reverend Cleo M. McCoy, director of ReUgious Activities. He is married to the former Miss Janet Ellis of Greensboro. The BeUs have two little girls, AprU Denise and JuUe Lynn. Bold and sound innovations in the teaching of freshman college subjects to students in predominantly Negro coUeges whose inteUectual potential might not have been properly tapped expresses the objectives of the Thirteen-College Curriculum Program which begins operating this fall. Each of the thirteen participating colleges sent eight teachers plus a director and a counselor for the program to Pine Manor Junior CoUege in Chestnut HiU. There in co-operation with members of ISE, the Curriculum Resources Group, and other consultants from leading educational institutions exchanged ideas and experiences and chose the content, tested the units, and prepared the detailed steps of the programs they wiU offer on their home campuses. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of that group of institutions which will designate 100 of its entering freshmen as participants in this Project. These students, aU of whom meet the entrance requirements of the University, wiU study the following curriculum throughout their freshman year: 1. Ideas and Their Expressions, 2. Qualitative and Analytical Thinking, 3. Social Institutions — Their Nature and Change, 4. Bioligical and Physical Sciences and 5. ROTC and Physical Eduaction — where appropriate. Upon the basis of financing which totals approximately one milUon dollars from funds made available under Title III of the Higher Edu cation Act, the Office of Economic Opportunity, the National Science Foundation, and the Carnegie Cooperation, the 100 students admitted to the program wiU have most of their fees paid for one year. Long range plans for the Project outUne a procedure by which students who enter the program by the faU of 1968 wiU continue as participants during their sophomore year. A new freshman group wiU be brought in at the beginning of the 1968-1969 school term. The staff for the Thirteen-CoUege Curriculum Program at this University includes the following persons: Dr. Walter C. Daniel, director; Levester Tubbs, counselor; Mrs. Margaret Artis and Reuben C. Drake, QuaUtative and Analytical Thinking; Brian Benson and Charles C. Dean, Ideas and Their Expressions; Mrs. Carolyn Cline and Joseph Bennett, Social Institutions; Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Biological Science; Mrs. V. Guthrie, Physical Science. Curricular Development Project director, Dr. Walter C. Daniel (second from right) and counselor, Levester Tubbs (center) give instructions to three freshman students involved in the Project which begins its first operations this fall. From left to right, the students are Elvenor Hairston, Bobby Lee LUly, and Emma Johnson — aU of Winston-Salem. \
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