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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, March 01, 1965, Image 1

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Mid-Term Exams Sdit *etl Ct'jilegs Llbrtl^ UrMOsboro, North CarollB|[|^ ARCHIVES Bennett Collega THE BENNETT BANNER ‘Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy f 9 GfOQn9hfn VOL. XXIX, NO. 7 GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA MARCH, 1965 PHI ^'J Homemaking Institute Week Features EOA Students and their guests observe the Count Basie Band as they performed at the college party. Others dance in the foreground. — President Plans Trip To Japan Dr. Willa B. Player, the pre sident of the college, an nounced Monday, March 1, that she would take a trip in the early spring to Japan. —said that this visit would involve finding out what women are doing in the large universities there. She will attend the flower festivals in Hiroshima and converse with studen(5 and faculty mem bers. Bennett Students March For Selma i>unday Morning, March 21, approximately 4oO students most ol them Bennett students, lett the Student Union and made a silent procession to the downtown area to the federal building parking lot, in sympa thy with the march in Selma Alabama. At the parking lot where all assembled, freedom songs were •■iung and several persons from Bennett expressed the purpose of the march. These expres sions included a statement from the president of the Stud ent Senate, Marilyn Mackel. Other expressions brought out the fact that this is not a new thing that is being done, and this effort is broadening into other efforts such as the volun teers, the Peace Corps, and those organizations designed with equality of men in mind. A memorial to the most re cent dead in the fight was in cluded, and most prominent in the phrases used was that of a (Continued on Page 4) Professor Holman Explains Realism Professor C. Hugh Holman, dean oi tne Uraauaie sciiooi oi uie University ot iNortn c.aro- iiua in caiapei Hui, auaresscu aie ilumaiiities jjivisioii iviaicn ij. in tne science Assemuiy. Jjr. Jtioiman is also a proiessor ot ii-iigiisn at > U IN ci. Jcie spoKc on Vviuencan jLiterary Keaiism —An answer to Democratic Problems”. AccorUing to Dr. Holman, the lytn century writer in America was an empiricist who was non-abstract. Keaiism, as ne detined it, takes its meaning irom environment and it» taitnfulness to actuality. Some ^V.,uuuiiuea oii ii'dgc dj Mrs. D. D. Jones Is Honored By Body A surprise was in store lor not only the person to be hon ored but for everyone when the Student Union began planning for a surprise tribute to Mrs. David D. Jones. Mrs. Jones, wife of the late president of Bennett, recently resigned from her post as di rector of admissions here. Regina Carpenter, the vice president of the Student Union, presented Mrs. Jones with the flowers of her work and the person that she is,”—a bouquet of yellow roses. Bertha Otey expressed appreciation from the students and presented a plaque inscribed with the hon- oree’s name. Mrs. Jones recently returned from a trip to the Carribbeans. She related this experience in her response to the tribute. Words were also expressed from the president of the col lege. “Since education for home and family life is one of the stated objectives of Bennett College, it is the hope of the 1965 Homemaking Institute Committee that the program of this year shall acquaint the college community with the many aspects of the economic opportunity act, the present involvement of the Greensboro community and the overall possibilities for stabilizing fa mily economics.” This state ment taken from the Foreword by Mrs. Louise G. Streat, ex pressed the purpose of the Homemaking Institute Week which took place on campus March 8-13. Mrs. Streat, the chairman, introduced the community to the whole theme on Monday, March 8. This theme was: Eco nomic Stability And the Ame rican Family. Three formal addresses were given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The persons pre senting these were: Miss. Fay Bennett, executive secretary to tlie National Advisory Com Student Votes Now Equalized The student body of Bennett' mi“ee on Farm Labor,'of New - • - ■ York, N. Y.; Paul M. Gezon, executive director, Greensboro Community Council; and Dr. James L. White, Coordinator of Economic Opportunity Pro gram of the Stat'* of North Carolina, Raleigh. Following formal addresses there were seminars centered around different aspects of the whole program especially as it is being developed in Greens College voted in February to amend the Student Senate Con stitution in order that each member of the college commu nity will have one vote in all inajor elections. Heretofore, only the juniors and seniors possessed a whole vote whereas the sophomores had 75% and the freshmen had 50% of a vote. (Continued on Page 4) Election Returns Mittie White Senate President Ernestine MitcheU Union President Kay Thompson President of the Inter-Dormitory Council Bemadine Harris President of Recreational Council Thelma Morgan Representative to Central Committee boro. Such topics included re development, health, welfare, the tutorial program and oth ers. Featured in singing were groups from J. C. Price School, Lincoln Junior High School of Greensboro and Palmer Me morial Institute of Sedalia, North Carolina. Two field trips were inclu ded in this program for the week. These included an over view of the general Greensboro areas, especially those that will be influenced by the act. The week terminated on Sunday with vespers in which the chairman of the institute gave a summary statement, fol lowed by an address by Bishop James 9. Thomas, Bishop of the Iowa area of the Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa. This was the 39th annual celebration of this affair. The entire committee is composed of faculty members, students, and staff. Dr. George Breathett was the program chairman. Summer Humanities Program “In Making” A Humanities Summer ocnooiyuue l^t- jmy Zi) lor a sciccicu iiumoer oi uigu stuool juniors ana scniois over a uioaU gcograpnicai area will ue lauiiLUca lor uie imt time at Bennett College. Ihe uirector of the school will be Dr. Helen Trooian wno joined the Bennett Family mis semester. She says mat such a program is “tremen- aous” ana a "magnificent op portunity for anyone who is going to college.” 1 nis school will provide a six-week session of courses, con- terences, tield trips, laboratory and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden the stud ents insight in literature and fine arts, it is hoped that such a program will encourage the student going to college to con tinue in one of the humanities. The president of the college makes awards to honor students. Assisting her is Miss Regina Carpenter, chief maxshaL Margaret Hickey Honors Speaker The Third Annual Spring Honors Convocation was held in Pteiffer Chapel on Friday, February 26. The convocation address was presented by Miss Margaret Hickey of the Advisory Coun cil, Status of Women, St. Lou is, Missouri. Miss Hickey sta ted, “Although everyone is not dressed in white, we should not feel that we have not accom plished something because the true value of education lies not only in grades. She challenged the students with these words, “hunger not only for food but for knowledge.” The speaker is also the public affairs editor of the Ladies Home Journal. The awards given to some 60 students were presented by Drs. Player and Winston. Senior (Continued on Pase 4) 7:^ /

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