The Register, 1979-12-11, page 1
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THL^ REGISTER rtjajafc .XU NUMBER 25 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY GREENSBORO , NC Tuesday Dax*mfe^ U Moth And Physics Building Expects To Open By Christmos By Melvin Paige J. M. Marteena Hall, the new mathematics and physics building, is expected to open by Christmas, according to Dr. Stuart Ahrens of the Physics Department. The building will house the Physics Department on the third floor and the Math Department on the first floor and two-thirds of the second floor. The remaining one- third of the second floor will contain the physical science laboratories. "We are happily leaving extremely cramped corners of Cherry Hall," Ahrens said. According to Dr. Ahrens, Marteena Hall has four major features: a Foucult Pendulum, a planetarium, a telescope room and a 200-seat auditorium. The pendulum is the only one of its kind in North Carolina with the closest one probably in Smithsonain Institution in Washington, D.C," Ahrens said. Both pendulums were built and installed by the same people. The pendulum in Marteena Hall is suspended from the ceiling by airplane cables. The pendulum weighs about 200 pounds. The pendulum, powered by anelectricmotor so it doesn't slow down, will be used to show the rotation of the earth. The cost of the pendulum is $10,000. The planetarium has a semi- sphere dome and will seat about 70 people. There are only two others in the state, the Natural Science Museum in Greensboro and Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. At this point the projector for the planetarium, which costs $50,000, has not been purchased. Ahrens said finances for the building are not yet complete adding that "we are hoping enough funds will be left over for the projector." He is also waiting for funds to buy the telescope for the observatory room. The observatory has a revolving floor and an electric opening in the ceiling. The building's auditorium contains electrically controlled chalk boards, remote control projector room, and an electrically controlled movie screen. It will seat about 200 people. Another part of the building that Dr. Ahrens talked about was the space shuttle llab. In this lab, students will construct experiments to go aboard the Space Shuttle in 1985. Dr. Ronald McNair, a space shuttle astronaut candidate (See Building Page 3) Judge Joseph Williams, an A&T graduate.spoke in Cooper Hall on Thursday night. (Photo by Love) Judge Williams Speaks In Cooper By Sheila A. Williams "If you don't have a mission in life, then you are like stagnant water. AU you do is stink and breed mosquitoes. If you don't use your mind, then it just rots and goes to waste," stated Judge Joseph Wiliams, of the city of Greensboro, last night in the basement of Cooper Hall. Judge Williams, an electrical engineering graduate of A&T. stressed the point that as a student you must make a realistic plan and steer that plan in the direction in which you seek.andthen try to be the best. "Appraise and evaluate yourself; you don't need a psychologist; just ask yourself about the problem and try to he N. Y. City Urban League Has Grants For Minorities Five fellowships at the New York City headquarters of the National Urban League will be offered to Black and other minority young adults beginning in 1980, according to an announcement by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., president of the NUL. The year-long fellowships are being made available through the George Edmund Haynes Fellowship Program, named in honor of the co- founder and first executive director of the NUL. The three-year program is made possible through a $345,000 grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Its purpose is to provide a unique opportunity to a select group of concerned and committed young men and women - under 30 years of age - to learn about the Urban League and to participate in its program in a substantive manner on a day-to-day basis. The Fellows will be involved in programs of service delivery and advocacy for minorities and the poor as they study under the guidance and direction of experienced senior Urban League staff, including the president. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000 for the 12-month period. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree and two years of work experience, or a master's degree and one year of work experience. . The education and work experience of the applicants may have been in the social sciences, social work, education, law, business, economics, engineering or some other area. Consideration will be given to individuals who have already evidenced a motivation toward a commitment to careers in human services, and have demonstrated leadership abilities and a capacity for personal growth and development. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 15, 1980, for the 1980-81 Fellowship Year. Full details on the Fellowship and official applications may be obtained by writing: Ann Tanneyhill, Director/ The George Edmund Haynes Fellowship Program/ National Urban League, hie./ 500 East 62nd Street/ New York, New York 10021. Hunt Appoints Purvis To Task Force Raleigh-Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Wednesday appointed Charlotte Curry Purvis, human development specialist with the A&T Agricultural Extension Program, as a member of the "North Carolina Families" Task Force. Purvis, along with 140 other individuals will '(See Purvis Page 5) understand yourself," stated. Williams also said that the most successful people come from nowher£"Whatyou need is an education. You must have a determined .attitude. "Economic power is the only thing that society understands. We, as Blacks, are considered as Vs of the highest in the gross national product in the world. "Wewill have arrived when we become the same status as the Jewish; people". Williams said that they are able to do what we are unable to do because they are not victims, for they have not been rejected by society. Williams also said that we are not well represented in American government. "Only 18% of eligible Black voters vote. If the Blacks would vote, we could run the city," he said. He felt that the Students should think of what they'rehere for. Also he felt that we should support each other. "Blacks purchase 48"% of the ScotchWhiskeyand 38% of the Cadillacs. "But we can't go to Black doctors, or Black dentists", he stated. Judge Williams is a staunch supporter of helping and getting to know and aid each other as Black people. "In order to survive and co-exist in society, one must be a firm believer in one's self", he stated.
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