The Register, 2006-10-04
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dr chimalum chima nwankwo a&t's new head of the english department is in his second year here at a&t and has already begun making a huge impact on his students and surroundings nwankwo is new chair of jelani dickerson a&t student completing a semester at sea lights out a&t campus black out the storm itself could not be prevented but the outage causes a disruption to the education of students although the use of back-up generators seems like the best solution it may not be possible for the university it would be extremely expen sive to place back-up generators in every building on campus said director of the physical plant carry baldwin the build ings on campus contain genera tors that are not capable of run ning the entire building these amongst students i feel the power outage could have been prevented if each individual building had its own individual back-up generator said taren vaughn a senior biol ogy major campus power was disrupted this past friday due to a very powerful thunder storm that took place on thursday night the storm left many main classroom buildings without power buildings like marteena barnes crosby and the general classroom building were left without any lights which pre vented classes from taking place many students and instructors were forced to cancel class due to the outage the loss of power makes many students wonder if the campus could be better prepared for such conditions the use of back-up generators for each building also became a concern by amanda anderson contributor generators can only provide emergency services during out ages such as a working elevator if the university does not have any plans to invest in back-up generators for each building on campus students and instructors should prepare for such circum stances to occur again the future working elevators will not be very useful to anyone without any classroom or building lights must commute like off-campus students who were not aware of the campus power outage with absence of back-up gen erators for the buildings on cam pus this is an issue that affects every student and instructor of the university it is also a real inconvenience to those who it was a real incontinence but as a student i need my edu emails but regardless the situa tion was so short notice we are a big university who is going to honestly check their email before their 8'oclock class i think they handled the situation the best way they could the solution to this problem is a back-up generator said dinnerson rather the university considers providing each building with back-up generators or not find ing the best way to communicate issues will always be hard for a campus with so many different students and faculty members and one thing is clear a back up generator will not provide the university with answers concern ing communication problems basis for these students the lack of awareness would have still been inevitable they could have sent out for some students sending emails would not have resolved the situation everyone does not check their email on a daily i think the best way they could have notified students was through our professors and if all else failed they could have sent out emails they send out emails about everything else said senior journalism major shartiece hickman stand others believe different meas ures could have been taken to notify students and faculty of the issue arriving to campus with out the proper notification is extremely difficult to under the outage itself may not have been the university's fault it was unexpected it was duke power's situation said switch board operator monica dudley whether the outage was a situ ation that the university could not really prevent due to a lack or equipment or not communi cation is still a responsibility that the university must take the lack of communication than the loss of power itself regarding the issue was proba bly the biggest inconvenience notification of the power out age was also a concern many instructors and students were not aware of the situation prior to arriving to campus cation so i dealt with it said junior sociology major quincy dinnerson michele matthews is a&t's new editor in chief new boss lady in charge at the asj register tom joyner foundation identified a&t as their october school of the month a&t named school of the month by jessica simmons contributor by natalyah monah photo courtesy of cox radio inc tom joyner radio personality and philanthropist see editor in chief on page 2 began to serve g|gg|hk as a volunteer contributor to sjjbmittep photo ' the c3m p us micnete a matthews newspaper as an aggie ambassador and tele-coun selor for the office of admissions and a tutor for student support services in the fall semester of 2005 matthews a senior from brooklyn n.y michele a matthews was elect ed editor in chief of the a&t register in matthews has been a member spring 2006 for the current aca demic year matthews is a journalism and mass communi cations major with a concen tration in print journalism since her fresh man year she has been involved with many different campus organi zations of the national association of black journalist nabj naacp ladies of excellence loe and the caribbean culture club she also served on the execu tive board as secretary and par liamentarian of the history club as well tom joyner is a radio personality that is in the forefront of promoting hbcus he was one of a&t's commencement speakers donations can be made to the tom joyner foundation and anyone can contribute for more information call 336 334-7600 more than 80.8 million dollars has been raised for a&t's capital campaign to raise 100 million watkins said money from the foundation can go toward the capital cam paign the tour will visit a&t on oct 25 a&t will get a great bit of publicity and expo sure said michael magoon associate vice chancellor of development and university relations ment said chanielle williams senior jour nalism and mass communications major in continuing its hard work to support his torically black colleges and universities hbcu the tjf educates students about some of american's hidden treasures through its hbcu tour the purpose is to expose promising high school students to an education option tjf helps students to continue their educa tion at black colleges and universities the partnership with a&t will help with scholar ship aid for deserving students support contributor students far and near look for financial aid and to support that effort the tom joyner foundation tjf has selected a&t as the october 2006 school of the month money is sent directly to the university and is awarded through the financial aid office we need scholarship money for our needy but deserving students said marvin h watkins interim senior vice chancellor of development and university relations the tjf will fundraise and solicit dona tions from various corporations and a&t will try to get donations from alumni fac ulty staff and members of the community through major corporation and alumni donations the foundation has been success ful in raising more than 35 million as stat ed in the aggie report it can be a big benefit if it is handled properly watkins said the tjf produces a live sky show each month that is aired on the tom joyner morning show during the show there is a concert a drawing of participants and major donations are broadcasted three sky shows will be held to raise funds for a&t the sky shows are oct 13 in shreveport la oct 20 atlanta ga and oct 27 miami fla hopefully the money raised from the tom joyner foundation will benefit students to get scholarship aid that don't necessarily qualify for financial aid from the govern sports the a&t register news editor staff michele a matthews joshua capers ashley withers copy desk chief 3 4-5 6 j editor in chief arts & life editor a&t loses to norfolk a&t s new mr aggie arts life the a&t register box e-25 1601 e market st greensboro nc 27411 newsroom 336 334-7700 e-mail email@example.com 2006 michael mccray campus news kj national news n sports arts and life business darrick ignasiak kenya bracey co-sports editor/photographer co-sports editor business manager register the a&t today's weather mostly sunny hi 85Â°f lo 58Â°f serving ncasjsu since 1891 by kishaa dosunmu contributor ected to complete assigned field component requirements my experience on semester at sea was unforgettable dickerson said i was able to visit six different countries taiwan singapore malaysia hong kong vietnam and japan i got the chance to interact with different cultures and climb mount fuji in japan semester at sea also provides this opportunity to all ages who are interested in learning while voyaging this includes retirees teachers on sabbatical and others seeking personal or professional growth the academic program is available to all who choose to participate formally or informal ly students choose semester at sea because they are looking for a comparative global studies pro gram that allows them to learn about a number of different countries and they are able to compare and contrast them from the vantage point provided by the topic of study said christine papandrea semester at sea com munications coordinator the campus is the mv explorer a 24,300-ton passenger ship that is equipped as a float ing university with closed-cir semester at sea is sponsored by the university of virginia this is a study aboard program that takes students from different colleges and universities across the world semester at sea offer students a unique opportunity to explore discover and become since 1963 over 45,000 stu dents have studied and traveled to 60 different countries around the world while at the semester at sea program semester at sea sails each year with two voyages that circle globally and stop in different countries each semester during the fall term the floating univer sity sails from ensenada mexico and ends in ft lauderdale fla the winter and spring terms see simster at sea an page 2 begin in nassau bahamas and end in seattle wash cuit television classroom capabil ity computer lab two dining rooms student union swimming pool sports court and fitness center a library and double occupancy cabins students can enjoy campus life at sea courses offered are accredit ed by uva and are transferable to the student's home institution there are over 70 lower and upper-division courses with a variety of subjects the continuing education program is available for up to 40 adults who are not students but wish to continue their education i chose to go on this trip because i knew that it was going to be a chance of a lifetime said senior architectural engi neering major jelani dickerson the instructors are visiting professors from the states and aboard at port students can visit with local residents the uni versities and historical places between three to five days although the visits are pre arranged by the institution and faculty students can choose to travel independently and are october 4 2006 aggie pride is now worldwide aggie embarks on semester at sea he is one amongst a growing number of aggies venturing abroad nwankwo attended the university of nigeria for his b.a in english with a stress in drama in 1974 it wasn't until one year later that nwankwo would make his appearance in the united states at the university of texas for graduate school and earned his ph.d soon after attaining his ph.d in english nwankwo returned back to nigeria to teach at the university of nigeria for five years sea dr chma on page 1 he's working really hard to bring the english department to the next level he's making sure that students are working to the best of their ability and preparing us for the outside world said bryle henderson hatch a junior communications studies major english department by ashley reid contributor
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