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THE4-5 REGISTER 'COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" VOLUME XLI NUMBER 11 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY GREENSBORO, NC OCTOBER 11, 1979 Renown Duo Present Drama By Michael Fairley "We are at A&T and we are as happy as we can be," said Ossie Davis, as he and Ruby Dee opened a program of our heritage. Renowned practitioners of stage and screen, the duo presented an assortment of legends stories, and drama. Their program spanned the realm of African folk tales and contemporary literature of the twentieth century. The tales from Africa included "The Human Skull," and "Two Ways To Count To Ten." "Bro Rabbit and the Keg of Butter" shows the African folk tale in its Americanized form.The slaves used animals found in the south in their folk tales as substitutes for those A&T Self-Study Program Prepares For SACS Visit By Sheila A. Williams Have you ever heard of a program entitled Self-Study? Well, there is such a program located here at A&T State University and its purpose is to complete a comprehensive institutional self-study of the entire university every ten years. The nextcommittee visit by the association will be in April of 1980. During this study, the university must complete a set of requirements in order to be reaffirmed of its accredidation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The institutional self-study program focuses on the improvement of educational effectiveness within this institution. Specific attention will be given to reassessing institutional goals, measuring attainment of objectives, exploring ways to improve educational effficiency, as well as preparing for the future education demands of society. Dr. Sarah' S. Nelson, assistant professor of business education and administrative services, serves as the director of the self-study program. "It is up to us to look at the purpose of this institution and to make sure that the rules are being followed by the Board of Governors. We describe the areas that we are studying and present the data to six different groups which include the faculty, administration, staff members, board of trustees, students and alumni. We then take a look at what was written and present the data to various committees," she stated. The various committees are the Steering committee, which provides supervision and compiles the findings; the Principal Committee which includes faculty members who assess the strengths and weakness. in the various departments; the Questionnaire and Statistical Analysis Committee, which Dr. Sarah Nelson designs and analyzes the surveys as well as assists in collecting and processing (See Commutes Page 5) animals which they would never see again. Other works presented were "Peace-Like Mongoose" by James Thurber, "Daybreak in Alabama," by Langston Hughes, "Benediciton" by Bob Kouffman, "Poem For Some Black Women," by Carolyn M. Rodgers, and Ruby Dee's composition "Take It From The Top." A standing ovation greeted the program's beginning and end as an almost capacity audience applauded an excellent performance. At a reception held in the Paul Robeson Little Theatre, the performers became spectators as several students performed excerpts from various plays. Yetta Harper, a senior speech and theatre arts major from Greenville, N.C, performed a selection from the play, "For Colored Girls..." Avery N. Verdell, a senior professional theatre major from East Spencer, N.C, performed the prodigal son from "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God." Beverly Godfrey, a junior professional theatre major from Pembroke, N.C, presented a monologue from "The Amen Corner." Davis and Dee held a question and answer session, allowing the students to gain first-hand information about the world of the theatre. "We should consider the cultural center of our towns (See Theatre, Page 2) Kreps Announces Approval Of $2,000,000 Grant Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps today announced approval of a $2,000,000 grant to help expand the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change and stimulate the revitalization of the historic Auburn Avenue minority neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, 503 Auburn Avenue, Southeast, Atlanta, applied for the grant from the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration. The funds will be used to help construct a conference center as the first phase of a Freedom Hall Complex to be developed adjoining the Martin Luther King, Jr., crypt and the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue, just southeast of the city's central business district. The two-story masonry and glass facility will contain an auditorium, conference center with suites, exhibition hall, reference library, bookshop, information center, cafe and (See EDA, Page 2) Ranee Allen performs in New Gym to begin the week-long homecoming events on campus. Ranee Allen, Gospel Choir Begin Homecoming Events By Tony Moore The observance of the annual A&T State University Homecoming celebration offically got under way Sunday, October 7, with a gospel concert by Ranee Allen and the Ranee Allen Group and the A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir. Alfred G. Richards, host of the WEAL Gospel Program, was master of ceremony. The program began with the deliverance of a stirring prayer by Richards, while the audience simultaneously expressed a veracious desire to "Learn to Lean on Jesus." First, on the program, was the choir which performed (as did Ranee Allen) to an energetic crowd. The choir's seven-song repertoire included sermonic spirituals that extolled the virtues of the "Almighty." For example, one song informed that "We serve a god; He's a mighty good god!" Another solicited for all to "Lift Him Up!" Also, there were the choir's ballads that reminded how "He would not come down from the cross just to save himself", but instead "decided to die just to save me;" and the staunch credence confirming that "1 don't have to worry 'cause I'm never alone." Thunderous applause and a standing ovation accompanied the choir's performance. After a few moments' delay, the stage was in full possession of the gospel industry's rendition of Barry White. He said, "Hello. I think I'm among friends. Those of you who know the Lordshould love me more... or as much... Someone said we were rockin' and rollin'... if so, let it be for Christ!" His first song appeared in the form of a warning that "There's gonna be a showdown," which (save for the text) strikingly resembled an Isley Brother's conception strengthened by Ranee Allen's baritone, scathing and falsetto. (See Allen, Page 2)
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