The Register, 1979-04-06, page 1
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mi4'J REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME X3X NUMBER 43 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY GREENSBORO, NC APRIL 6, 1979 Buncum, Armwood Defeat Opponents By Larry Jenkins Campaigning on the same ticket, Kelvin Buncum and Cheryl Armwood sucessfully defeated their opponents to win the presidential and vice- presidential offices, of the Student Government Association for the 79-80 school year. "1 really feel good about this victory because it shows that we are not as apathetic as everyone seems to think. From the turnout, it appears that we are very much concerned about the goings on of this campus," said the newly-elected president. Buncum wishes to thank all the students for their support in his quest for the presidential of ice. A&T hasn't witnessed a female in a top position in over six years, Cheryl Armwood edged Roger Norrell to capture the vice- p.resident's position. Expressing her gratitude and sincerity, Armwood says, "I feel that it doesn't matter that I am a female. 1 hope that by this other females on campus will become involved and seek to hold positions in the student government." Other victorious candidates in Tuesday's election were Pamela McCorkle, SGA secretary; Andre Best, SGA treasurer; Annie Bullock, senior class president; Rebecca Reed, senior class vice- president; Karen Sturdivant, sophomore class secretary; James L. Carruthers, sophomore class vice- president; and, Davita Joyner, sophomore class president. Students elected to the Judiciary Council were Vanessa Baines, Samuel Capers, Michael Eure, Reginald Simmons, Louvelle Smith, Mary Tyson and Rachel Willis. Runoffs will be held for the titles of Miss A&T and Miss Junior. Vying for the highest possible crown will be Joyce Walker and Antonia Wilson. Sheila Hines and Fran Joyner will compete for the Miss Junior title. Gwen Horner, chairperson of the Elections Committee, stated that the voting process went very smoothly. Approximately 1,329 students voted in the election. "I think we had a wonderful turnout and I'm proud of the students for showing their concern," said Horner. "For the remainder of this year and especially next year, we are going to find ourselves in a very precarious situation, with HEW threatening to cut funds, the duplication of program study still pending, and the desegregation plan still unapproved. We've got to keep our eyes open and our ears tuned in for the developments to come. The only way we are to survive as a viable Black university in this ever changing society is to be very 'conscious' of current issues and developments," said the rising president. A voting date for the runoff election is to be set during the week of April 9. New York Youth Council Get Black College Exposure Kelvin Buncum Russian Cheryl Armwood By Johnny Thompson Thursday, April 5, the Van Guard Youth Council came to A&T from New York to get "some exposure to Black colleges. Ronald Ivey, former SGA president at A&T in Analysts Speak In Hodgin By Fiorina Byrd "Our system is very different but that does not mean we should press others to live accordingly," said Dr. George Mamedov, a research analyst for the U.S.S.R Academy of Science. Dr. Mamedov and Dr. Micklay Smirnov, 3rd Secretary of the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, and the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C, spoke before a group in Hodgin Hall Thursday morning, April 5. Mamedov and Smirnov visited A&T and other southern colleges and universities to observe the American educational system. "Universities in Russia differ from those in America," said Smirnov. "They differ in climatic regions and there is not much greenery this time of year. Moscow University, for instance, is not widely dispersed as this university. The buildings are not high as American buildings," he said. In discussing the media in Russia, Dr. Mamedov stated, "The media influence, how the United States feels about Russia. In our major newspaper The Provda, there are no references to the United States as our potential enemy. The purpose of our press is not only to inform but to educate our people with foreign matters and affairs," he said.' In touring some of the southern states as Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, they hope to learn and understand better how Americans live outside of official Washington, "because people in the South understand more about the ravages of war than anyone else in the United States. This is because of the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the War for Independence," said Mamedov. In their meetings with the people in the South, Mamedov felt that these people could contribute in a small way the noble course of promoting peace and trust between the United States and Russia. Smirnov stated that there are two types of private enterprises in Russia—state owned property as factories and plants and collective farm property which belongs to the State and cannot be privately owned. "Automobiles and apartments may be privately owned but not the land on which the apartment is on," he said. Smirnov and Mamedov will visit Atlanta University in Georgia after visiting A&T. Cheering Sessions Begin Training In Moore Gym By Aubrey Eatmon The second annual cheerleader training session began Tuesday, April 3, in Moore gymnaisum. The sessions will continue every weekday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. until April 30. "These cheering sessions are for students considering trying out for next year's squad," said Florence Richardson, senior co-captain. There were fourteen young ladies, three young men, and seven of A&T's cheerleaders at Tuesday's session. "I am pleased with the number of students who came out. These students will be learning how to do regular stunts, dances, jumps, chants, and cheers," said Richardson. The cheering sessions were instructed by A&T's cheerleaders. Two students worked with each cheerleader. "The students' performances were better than I expected. (See Cheerleaders, Page 2) 71-72, led the visitors who will be in North Carolina until Sunday. The students arrived on the campus from Bedford- Stuyvesant, which is in Brooklyn. Ivey, who was also accompanied by his wife Cynthia, said that the students will also visit Bennett College, and will spend half a day at nearby Winston-Salem State University. "Kelvin Buncum, Richard Gordon, Benny Mayfield and Dr. Welborne helped usa lot on the trip," Ivey said. "Not only did the students tour the campus, they were also introduced to the heads of the engineering, physics, agriculture communication and African Heritage departments. The forty some odd students also met with the counselor, presidents and the different heads of several organizations. The students that are here in North Carolina are only a part of the "Umbrella Program, which was founded by Black Assembly man, Albert Vann. The other divisions of the umbrella include a drama workshop, music workshop, and a legal workshop. "We have junior high and elementary tutorial programs as well as a high school equivalency program for dropouts," Ivey said. In addition to the educational and career oriented components, they also field four basketball teams - three male and one female squad. Ivey also said "We wanted them to be exposed to A&T because very few of them have ever been to a pre-dominantly Black college".
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