The Register, 1979-03-27, page 1
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TH14-5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENTS VOLUME XIX NUMBER 41 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY GREENSBORO. NC MARCH 27, 1979 Federal Gov't. Rejects Plan For Desegregation WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government Monday rejected North Carolina's plan for desegregating its state univesity system, but allowed the state 30 days for further negotiations before the government begins withholding an estimated $89 million in funds from the 16-campus system. Lewis C. Dowdy, chancellor of A&T stated that, "During the past severl months, we have spent so much time- on the HEW question that it is regrettable that a settlement could not have been reached by both parties so that we could spend our time on the central objective, and that is the education of all our students." "In recent years, A&T has made much progress in having its programs serve all races and colors," Dowdy said. "It is hoped that today's action will not result in any cut-off of funds from our programs. It is also my hope that a settlement can be reached soon," he remarked. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph A. Califano, Jr. said he made the decision to reject the plan "as a last resort," and still hopes some agreement can be reached through negotiation. Califano told a news conference he believes "negotiated settlements are far preferable to lengthy and costly litigation and that the best interests of the state, and more importantly, the students in the state system, are served by such agreements." But he said the department "has met the University of North Carolina more than halfway in an effort to resolve this matter without litigation." If negotiations fail, North Carolina could become the first state in the nation to lose federal funds for higher education under the 1964 Civil Right Act. Recently, HEW (See Student, Page 5) Sometimes you feel like a nut. Counselors Expect To Attend Workshops More than 200 counseling professionals from across the state are expected to attend the fourth annual North Carolina A&T Counseling Skills Workshop, Thursday. According to Robert Wilson, director of A&T Counseling Services, the workshop will focus on nuts and bolts techniques counselors can use in facing everyday problem situations. Hartman Lectures In Merrick On Communication Styles "Identifying Supporting Communication Styles in Changing Organizations" will be the topic of a seminar lecture to be given by Dr. Larry D. Hartman at North Carolina A&T State University, Wednesday at 4 p.m. The lecture, sponsored by A&T's Department of Business Education and Administrative Services, will be given in Merrick Hall. Hartman, a professor at Northern Illinois University, is vice president of the Midwest Regional American Business Association and an experienced speaker and author in the field of communication. Dr. Hartman's ' address will emphasize the importance of inter-personal communication in modern business organizations. The speech is part of an ongoing program of featured writers, lecturers, and workshops designed to provide forums for the discussion of topics of importance in the fields of education and business. The Department of Business Education and Administrative Services offers three degree programs—comprehensive business education, basic business education, and administrative services. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students. For further information about (See Contact, Page 5) Beyond the passing on of skills, he said the workshop will serve as a forum for communication between members of the counseling community. The theme of the A&T workshop* is "Individual Student Development: A Priority or Crisis of the Eighties." The morning general session will focus on assertiveness, communications, drug problems and racism. Gail Braum, manager of management development, Wake County Medical Center, will lead a workshop session entitled "Assertiveness": Identifying the Difference." Her presentation will introduce eleven different skills useful in defining assertiveness and distinguishing it from aggressive and passive behavior. Phyllis Ethridge, admissions counselor, Fayetteville State University, will focus on verbal and nonverbal .communications skills in a session entitled "Communications, Values and You." Drug Identification, drug dilemmas and drug prevention will be addressed in an awareness session called "Drugs: The Socio- Psychological Perspectives- Everybody's Problem." Bonita Kitrall, director of crisis intervention for Greensboro's Switchboard; Betty Thompson, educational director, Greensboro Center for Alcohol Rehabilitation Educational Services; and Yvette Bogan, educational director, Greensboro Drug Action Council, will provide skills and techniques that may be used in drug-situation counseling. They will also discuss the social and psychological framework of drugs and drug problems as they exist in families, schools and society at large. Racism's effect on Black self-esteem will be emphasized in an awareness session entitled "Counseling: For Rational Management of Racism." Drs. Wyatt D. and Sarah V. Kirk, both of A&T, will focus on their theoretical approach to working with Black youngsters. They will present their model in the form of charts which depict how racism and oppression affect racial minorities. The keynote address for the afternoon general session will be delivered by Dr. Gerald (See Smith, Page 6) Egypt and Israel Sign Peace Treaty Ending War WASHINGTON (AP - Egypt and Israel signed a treaty Monday ending ' 30 years 0f war as a first prayerful step toward peace between the Arab world and the Jewish state. On a chilly, spring afternoon on the White House lawn, Isralei Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed copies of the treaty written in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. President Carter, whose peacemaking trip to the Middle East two weeks ago brought the two former antagonists to Washington for the ceremony, signed all three agreements as a satisified witness. Carter praised Sadat and Begin and called the treaty "the first step of peace." He said: "We must not minimize the obstacles that lie ahead. Differences still separeate the signatories to this treaty from each c;her and also from some of their neighbors who fear what they have done." (See President, Page 5)
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