The Register, 1981-11-13
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by rosalind e postell should be preregistration brought its ususal blend of hassles and health hazards to a&t and students think the current system changed before someone is seriously hurt by h.milton tyson all aggies who yearn for the days of honesty and truth take heart for all is not lost there is here in our midst one who embodies the qualities that seem to be so lacking in today's dog-eat-dog world vincent howard a freshman speech communications major from portsmouth,va is our man of the hour howard a student who does his work study in the include other way a&t's school of engineering recently received a 300,000 grant from the exxon education foundation the largest single grant for development that the school has received according to university officials the award part of an 1.8 million dollar package marked for six traditionally black colleges with engineering schools is to be used for faculty development during the next three years beginning in 1982 the 1.8 million program is a complement to the 15 million exxon centennial program announced last september to support engineering education in 66 colleges and universities throughout the united states a&t was not included in that number but dr suresh chandra dean of the school of engineering contacted exxon officials and explained to them how the award would benefit a&t's program our contact with the exxon education foundation has been established over the past several years from time to time we take advantage of these contacts and let them agricultural and mechanical college prairie view texas southern university baton rouge louisiana tennessee and tuskegee institute tuskegee alabama recipients howard university washington prairie view vincent howard embodies honesty and benevolence physical education department in corbett sports gym had an experience a couple of weeks ago to tax his honesty as he worked one day in corbett he noticed a wallet stuck between the cushions on a couch he removed the wallet from the couch and looked at the id inside i could tell that there was something inside the wallet but i wasn't even thinking about keeping any money the wallet belonged to cal irvin of the p.e dept whom howard knew rather well after learning this howard went to irvin's office and asked him for change for five dollars knowing that irvin didn't have his wallet much to irvin's surprise howard had the wallet after thanking howard for his honesty irvin decided to give him a rather sizable reward howard says that most of his friends say that it was nice 3f him to return irvin's wallet see vincent page 3 situation in a very significant are recruitment and retention of faculty in the face of adverse market conditions is extremely difficult the exxon grant is expected to alleviate that overburdened aproblemarising from a shortage of resources is that our slhior faculty members moneyis needed for scholarships and financial aid retention of students student projects library books and journals and faculty development he said some of the engineering school's needs according to ghandra were caused by the dramatic increase in the school's enrollment in 1974 340 undergraduate students were enrolled and this number increased to 1,200 in 1981 know our needs and the kinds of work we have been doing chandra said but beverly wilson also a native of wilson had no qualms about pregistration it was less complicated less crowded and more organized she commented the frenzy that has accompanied preregistration over the years has produced anita burke a sophomore fashion merchandise major from orlando florida said,"l was dragged through seven cities and hell after a day of preregisration most of the students questioned agreed that pre regisration was unorganized jennifer barnes a freshman marketing major from wilson n.c said,"the administration should show more concern for students not the uncaring attitude they presently have pre sophomore marcia gayle improvement from last year said new jersey sophomore sharon sharpless she suggested thatpreregistration be conducted by classes with single lines and guards was was there improvement from last year regisration most students questioned said they felt that a freshman industrial technology major from pamlico county sarcastically replied i liked pre registration it's a lot of fun pushing shoving and knocking people down is fun preregisration was like a dog fight we had to act like cats and dogs in order to get coures cards said lisa lilly freshman architectural from major engineering augusta ga tables a security officer tried to restore order but his efforts were in vain some students decided to go to class rather than fight the mobs at the card agreed that preregisration should be conducted by classes valarie richards a she also said it provide improvement sophomore accounting major from charlotte commented it went smoothly for me the business department was more organized since cards were issued by numbers most students agree that the entire preregistration process is unorganized and frustrating will suzette daughtry a senior accounting major from kinston n.c said it is ridiculous to have to get up at 5:30 a.m to get course cards she suggested that students complete a schedule form then submit it to the dudley building to be processed if the high school can operate on this system so can a&t because registration and records knows the number of students enrolled she added the daughtry also suggested keeping the classes of majors together so they can take all their classes together in order to establish rapport with their peers and advisors subject of preregistration was addressed in a meeting held thursday by vice chancellor for academic affairs dr nathan simms dr rudolph artis director of registration and records said the registration committee will meet soon to dicuss ways to improve preregistration l complete awareness for complete commitment & register volume liii number 17 north carolina agricultural & technical state university greensboro nc friday november 13 1981 school of engineering receives 300,000 grant vincent howard preregistration episode rowdy these students are only a few of the many who rose early tuesday m that seem to disappear so quickly.ftvtofo by dwight smith the need to have security officers monitor each card station but this has not lessened the confusion many students were up early the first day of preregistration trying to beat the card rush the situation seemed to be worse in crosby hall where students went to get english and speech cards the lines became a swarming mass and noises made by card seekers penetrated nearby class room the procedure which involves picking up course cards from various departments usually gets rowdy when students try to pick up cards for speech 250 english 200 and 201 and physical science 100 students from all disciplines must take these courses and they usually crowd these departments in unorganized mobs fearing that they can't get a class slot
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