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TH14-5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLVffl NUMBER 36 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO FEBRUARY 8,1977 Tyson Sets Schedule For Upcoming Events By Carol Holiness Tony Tyson, SGA president, has set a tentative schedule for the upcoming events for the rest of the spring semester. The SGA has plans for sponsoring a Black female speaker for "Black History Week." More details will be given at a later date. Also preparations are being made for entertainment during the MEAC Tournament weekend. Thursday night, February 24, there will be a free disco following the game. The following Friday night, February 25, a disco is planned and the public and student body will be asked to pay. To highlight the weekend, the SGA will sponsor two local groups and hopefully one major group. All of the above discos will be in Moore Gymnasium. Winston-Salem State University, North CaroUna Central University, A&T, along with other Black universities are making preparations for a "Unity Day" on April 2. This will consist of lecturers, speakers, and other interesting events during the day which will be coordinated by each individual school. The purpose of the cultural program, "Unity Day," is to give to some Black and needy organizations a large donation of money. After the program, some major groups will entertain those wishing to attend at the Greensboro Coliseum. The date has already been secured for the coliseum and more details will be given later. Tyson said, "None of the Black universities will have the problem of worrying about finances because of the strategic arrangements." In April, the SGA has planned a fun day on the athletic field. There will be a variety of competitive individual and intramural activities. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and the judges will be SGA officials. (See SGA Page 2) Winston Salem in the daytime. Shaw Seeks Alternative For N rwri^ NEAChapterTo Receive Gold Certificate Award A&T's chapter of the Student National Education Association will receive the Gold Certificate Award at the State NCAE Convention on April 2. The Gold Certificate Award is presented to student chapters whose membership exceeds 100 by 7. The A&T chapter exceeded its membership by more than 50 members in the 1976-77 school year. President Sheryl Lynn Harper and Cluster Coordinator Timothy Sinxlair were instrumental in the success of the (See NEA Page 6) By Carlese Blackwell "When the National Teacher's Examination (NTE) is related to certification, then I am against it. However, I feel that the test in itself, is a good one." These were the words of Dr. Joseph Shaw, dean of the School of Education when he was asked to comment on the requirement of the NTE. Continuing, Shaw said that the minimum score required on the NTE (950) and the achievement which the test supposedly measures show no relevance. "If I were to give the test, I would set the minimum score at 1200," he emphasized. Shaw said that the NTE is more of an advanced achievement test, than anything else. Futhermore, Shaw said that, if the educators were going to give a test to measure a student's ability to teach, then that test should be confined to the field in which that student will be teaching. As it stands, he added, the same NTE can be given to any education major regardless of his major. Shaw said that, at the present, he is actively involved with a state committee which is in the process of planning an alternative for the NTE. When asked how A&T students scored on the NTE in comparison with other universities in North Carolina, Shaw said, "Fair." The major problems for students taking the NTE is a lack of motivation, he cited. However on the test, students seem to do better on ,the math than the verbal. Concluding, Shaw commented, "I think there is always going to be some type of evaluation for all persons seeking a degree in teacher education. Yet, I feel that there must be a better approach than the NTE." Elizabeth Chavis Speaks At 'Revival Of Justice' ..as compared to Greensboro at night. RALEIGH(AP) - "The church must be in the vanguard of seeking justice," the mother of the Wilmington 10 leader said Sunday. " There are some people in power today who still cherish the institution of slavery," said Mrs. EUzabeth Chavis, mother of the Rev. Ben Chavis. "We must look for a rejuvenated system of leaders who, in the words of Jimmy Carter, are "bomagain." Chavis and nine other persons were convicted on charges involving the firebombing of a 'grocery during Wilmington's racial upheaval in 1971. Mrs. Chavis was among 16 speakers at a "Revival of Justice for the Wilmington 10," which was held at Laodicea United Church of Christ here. The speakers included Mrs. Anne Sheppard Turner, the only white member of the Wilmington 10 and the only defendant to be paroled thus far. The others received prison sentences totahng 282 years, with Chavis being sentenced to 24-29 years.
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