The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1975 · Page 11
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The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 11

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, April 12, 1975
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The, Virginia Union University Concert Choir performed its fifteenth annual Winter Concert at the Mosque Auditorium in Richmond to the delight of an audience of almost 4,000. Under the direction of Dr. Odell Hobbs, they presented "Music of Afro - America: A Door to International Understanding." Greensboro, N.C. Two Bennett College faculty members, Mrs. Nellouise Watkins (Mathematics) and Dr. Benjamin Duhart (Chemistry) were selected among 200 participants in a National Science Foundation sponsored conference on Educational Computing to be held in Atlanta, from March 24 - 27. The conference is made possible by a grant of $151,700 to Lincoln University of Missouri from the National Science Foundation's Science Improvement Program for four - year traditionally black institutions. The conference is being conducted by the Computer Science Department of the University of Missouri - Holla.: : Atlanta The Mass Communications Depar - tnient 'bf Clark College held the second of a 3 part series of workshops on the "Media and You". The workshops were held at the John F. Kennedy Community Center, 225 Chestnut St., NW, Atlanta, entitled - "Black Media for Black Use". LORMAN, MISS - Alcorn State University has been awarded, for the fifth consecutive year, a grant by the National Science Foundation for conducting an Instructional improvement Implementation Project. The grant provides support for a two phase project. Twenty - seven (27) elementary science teachers and three (3) administrators from Warren County will participate in the program. NSF has funded 304 such programs for the summer. The summer phase will consist of a four week institute devoted primarily to training elementary teachers in the use of Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) materials. The participants will also be exposed to basic principles of both physical and biological science. Participants in the program will be enrolled in GS 494 and will receive four (4) hours credit at the end of the academic year phase. BALTIMORE, MD. Dr. Sandye JEan Mclntyre, II, of Morgan State College, was recently awarded the 1974 Institute of International Education - Readers Digest Individual Award. Dr. Mclntyre, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Morgan, was presented the award for distinguished service and outstanding contributions in Interantional Education. The award was made at a special dinner at HE Headquarters in New York. Dr. Mclntyre has served as Fulbright Program Adviser for most of his 27 years at Morgan. Three Texas Southern University professors participated in the First Conference on ANGELIC ANGIE On a warm spring day at Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, coed Angle Evans, absorbs some of the sunshine on campus between her classes. Angie, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., is a senior sociology major who wants to become a juvenile social worker. Angie, You should have little trouble reaching your vocation. (FSU Photo by John B. Henderson) Educational Computing in Minority Institutions (ECMI1), March 24 - 27 in Atlanta. Dr. Harvel Blackwell (physics), Dr. Llayron Clarkson (mathematics) and Dr. Joseph Jefferson (educational research) represented TSU at the five day session. FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky State University's Concert Choir is on its annual spring tour including performances in five Eastern and Mid - West cities and in Montreal, Canada. The tour is made annually during the spring vacation for students, so they do not miss THE COURIER, APRIL 12, 1975, PAGE 11 classes, President Carl M. Hill pointed out. The versatile group of 40 singers and instrumentalists is described by the press as one of the be; t collegiate touring ensembles. The choir is directed by Professor Carl Smith. RICHMOND, VA. - Mrs. Ella Nachay Grimes, SecretaryRegistrar for the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, has been awarded an administrative staff development grant by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada according to Mr. Jesse H. Ziegler, Executive Director of the Association. This grant was one of seventeen made by the Association, ranging from $300 to $5,000 for projects to improve skills in seminary administrationmanagement. ATLANTA Mrs. Annie Sybil Jarrett, mother of Dr. Thomas D. Jarrett, president of Atlanta University, died on Wednesday, March 5, in Paris, Tennessee. Funeral services were held at the Quinn Chapel AME Church, 216 E. Church Street, Paris, 38242. Mrs. Jarrett is also survived by another son, Vernon Jarrett of Chicago, and three grandchildren: Paula, Robert, and Thomas. NASHVILLE Miss Mazie O. Tyson, who retired from the geography faculty at Tennessee State University August 31, 1970, succumbed to cancer and a heart condition at Hansen Hospital in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, March 3. Funeral services were held at the St. Joseph Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, the Rev. Golden Smith, pastor, will officiate. Rogers Funeral Home, 800 West State Street, Jacksonville, is in charge. Interment in Jacksonville. hp 3LL Th. UNITED NEGRO '.OUEGE EUND f) A n 6 Hi O f J NEW I'lUMDKNT Dr. Richard V. Moore left, in photo at left is shown congratulating Dr. Oswald I Bronson as being named the fourth President of despite his blindness. An honor graduate of Bishop College in Dalls, Ron believes one female soul vocalist, receives honorary degree from Dr. Moore. Woman regains a job after NAACP support By GENE REID (Courier Staff Wriler) DUQUKSNK A rather rare occurrence happened last month to Ms. Martha Mann of VVilkin.sburg, when she got her job back at Hills Department Store in Duquesne after allegedly being fir'edl Thanks to the Duquesne - West Mifflin NAACP, the management staff of the store agreed to meet last March 30 I with community officials at Payne Chapel Church here. Joseph Bombara, manager at the Duquesne Hills store, located "in; the Kennywood Mall, earlier had told Ms. Mann tfiat her work hadn't been uplto Jlills' quality and said shewa going to be laid off. "How 'can you lay me off one week and put me back to work the next week?" Ms. Mann questioned. "They just didn't want nie working there. I need a job, but I'm not going to be anyone's fool to keep one.' "The people there just ain't right - They start all the Blacks working bac k there in the fitting room. They are only training one girl on the cash register. Now that the NAACP has been there, they have a Black on the cash register every evening." Ms. Mann explained that at the meeting between her, NAACP officers, and the store management everybody told their side of the story. She said when she went back to work March 11, the store granted her a small raise. "They just tried to get their side of the story across, she mentioned. "Mr. Bom - bera continued to tell me he only laid me off. I'd been having trouble here since I started work back in December." She continued to explain how she had been transferred from department to department only to be continually humiliated by some white coworkers. "The second day I was there, I reported my difficulty to the supervisor and he expalined to me that there was no boss on the floor," Ms. Mann stated. "But the workers would always try to tell me what to do and while I was working they would be the ones always called to the cash register." The mother of six children, Ms. Mann says things have improved since the meeting with the NAACP and store management. She explained, however, the management is watching every move she makes. Presently there is only one Black employed at the store in a management position. The other six or five Blacks have rather menial jobs. When the store opened a year ago, fifteen Blacks were employed there. "I took this job to help my husband pay the bills and keep my children looking decent and out of trouble," remarked Ms. Mann. "Children today want to do things, and if they don't have the support they need, it's easy for them to get in trouble." Department stores in the Kennywood Mall have been the scene of alleged racial discrimination throughout the past winter. The NAACP just met with the J.C. Pen - ney's Department store here March 24 to discuss any progress they have made in hiring more blacks. A number of black people had been complaining about the working conditions at the Penney store. FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Florida A&M Band records stereo album Beethoven's overture to Egmont is the opening piece on the new long - playing stereo album by the Florida A&M University Symphonic Band. It leads into five separate compositions, dating from the Romantic to the Modern Periods. The band gives authenticity to Goethe's observation on the special attributes of music. Among other examples, the young FAMU musicians bring the travail of Egmont to a loftier perspective, and elevate the beauty of Flora along the historic Appian Way. With Dr. William P. Foster as conductor and Julian White, associate conductor, the band performs 26 minutes of the larger forms of music, an overture, concerto, two symphonic movements, and a march, with only a 30 - second interruption for flipping the disc. Besides "Egmont Overture," the LP includes Vaclav Nelhybel's "Yamaha Concerto;" the "Allegro Con Brio" movement from Symphony No. 3" by - Vittorio Giannini; the "Pines of the Appian Way" movement from the "Pines of Rome" symphony by Ottorino Respighi; and "Law and Order March" by Harry Alford. JJ ACADEMY RECRUITER Second Lieutenant Dennis Collins of the Air Force Academy Minority Affairs office, explains to a class of interested students the requirements prospectiv Academy cadets must meet. Collins and four other minority officers who were graduated from the Academy in 1974 travel around the country speaking to individuals and groups of high school students about opportunities at the Academy. They will go onto other Air Force assignments in the spring and will be replaced by 1975 graduates. CONQUERS HANDICAP Ron Byrd, a personnel specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Dallas, Texas, holds down a full - time professional despite his blind ness. An honor graduate of Bishop College in Dallas, Ron believes everyone has some kind of problem to overcome ; his happens to be blindness. But it doesn't prevent him from recruiting trips to 11 States in the Department's West - Central region. Ron enjoys his new job with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and finds it challenging. He doesn't feel sorry for himself, but says philosophically, "Life is a struggle for everyone." KSU honors retiring prexy FRAtfKFORT, KY March 30 to April 5 was "Carl M. Hill Week" in Frankfort. The special week honored the president of Kentucky State University - - who is retiring June 30 after nearly 13 years as chief executive of the local institution of higher learning. The special week - - proclaimed by Mayor Robert K. Bennett in addition" to an earlier designation by campus administrators - also will include special events in tribute to Dr. Hill. Dr. Rufus L. Barfield, KSU acting vice - president for academic affairs, was chairman of the overall planning and arrangements committee. Dr. Frank Bean, dean of Community College and of the Office of Development, is co - chairman. Festivities included a banquet April 2 in the Carl M. Hill Student Center ballroom. The next day, a student assembly in Dr. Hill's honor was held. The Student Government Association, headed by President Hubert Grimes, made arrangements for the assembly. Since late 1962, Dr. Hill has guided Kentucky State through a period of transition - from a college with 868 students and 53 faculty members to a university with 2,200 students and 160 faculty members - 122 full - time and 38 part - time. In this transition, the administration and academic structures have been reorganized, enriched and expanded to keep pace with growing student enrollments and the educational, social and economic needs of students and of the Commonwealth. The annual operating budget has increased more than eight fold, from $1.5 million to $11.5 million. Thirteen new buildings and renovations have been added to a campus growing from 120 to 320 acres. Nearly 10 percent of the faculty now hold doctoral degrees from leading colleges and universities. The Evening School enrollment has grown from 84 to 800 students, and graduate studies have been added. A steering committee of prominent Frankfort persons and also including some KSU related leaders from out of twon held activities for dow ntow n - thus providing the entire Frankfort community opportunity for active participation.

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