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4» BENNETT BANNER • APRIL 18, 1997
• BRIEFS & REVIEWS • BRIEFS & REVIEWS • BRIEFS & REVIEWS •
On and Off Campus events, activities, announcements
Complied by Aleshia Barrett
Banner Reporter and Paquita Herring Banner Editor
Volunteers are needed to become a part of the corps for the
Division of Development. Duties will include helping to
develop programs for Bennett fundraisers and assististing with
Bennett alumnae and the public relations department. For more
information contact Cheryl Avent at 370-8678 or visit the
Development Office at 719 Gorrell Sl to pick up an application.
The Sickle Cell Disease Association is sponsoring a tutoring
program for Piedmont children with sickle cell disease.
Volunteers are needed to assist with reading, math, science, and
homework assignments for students in the first through 12th
grades. The volunteers are needed one to three afternoons per
week. For more information, contact Nedra Baldwin at the
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Piedmont at 274-1507.
Calculator-Based Laboratoty Workshop Sponsored
The Calculator-Based Laboratory will sponsor a workshop for
prospective teachers 9 to 4 p.m., April 19 in die Bennett College
NASA MAS TAP Resource Center in Pfeiffer Science room 124.
Participants will be provided with materials and a $25 stipend.
For more information contact the coordinator. La Toy Kennedy
"Women's Quilt' in Production
Students and faculty of the Mass Communications, Speech and
Theatre Department are producing a television program endUed
"The Women's Quilt." Each show will involve an issue related to
women. Those who are interested in participating or have
questions can contact Amanda Pecchioni, co-producer, in
Shell B or Campus Box 624.
Bennett Alumnae Weekend Scheduled
The Bennett College National Alumnae Association's annual
Alunmae weekend is May 15-18. To make reservations contact
the Bennett College Office of Alumnae Affairs before April 23
GM Rewarding Graduates
The General Motors College Grad Program is offering grads a
$400 certificate to go toward the purchase or lease of a new
Chevrolet, Chevy Truck, Geo, or Pontiac when they finance
through the participating dealers. One may qualify if they have
graduated if Uiey are a graduate student, or are about to
graduate. To participate in the program, call 1-800-964-GRAD
^or visit GMs web site at www.gmgrad.com.
On this day in April
• 7,1915 Billie Holiday, also
knovra as "Lady Day," blues/
jazz singer, is bom.
• 12,1975 Josephine Baker,
entertainer and humanitarian,
• 13,1965 Leontyne Price,
opera singer, is awarded the
Murder mystery features
African-American private eye
Order of Merit of the Italian
• 25,1918 Ella Fitzgerald,
known as the “First Lady of
Song,” is bom.
• 28,1983 Gloria Naylor wins
book award for "The Women of
By Kenya Samuels,
In the wake of the Rodney
King verdict and the Los
Angeles riots, private eye Ivan
Monk is searching for truth in
a racially divided city. Monk
wants to find the killer of a
Korean grocer and dispel the
myth that the murder was
"Violent Spring," (Berkeley,
257pages, $5.50) is the soon-
to-be HBO mystery by
Gary Phillips that introduces
investigator, Ivan Monk.
Phillips' mystery places the
reader in actual settings to his
ficdonal characters. Monk, a
former merchant marine -
turned bounty Hunter - turned
PI is our hero. Monk along
with his girlfriend, a Japanese-
American, tackles such problems
as racial division and interracial
relations all the while going
above and beyond the call the
duty to solve this case.
When the race-divided
neighborhood groups take
interest in the very publicized
murder of the Korean grocer, PI
Monk is called on the case. It is
up to him to let the story hungry
media know that they will not
have a repeat of last year.
His case is not to find the
kiUer, but to create a sense of
racial harmony between the
Whites, and Latinos.
Monk, although African-
American, is the mediator of
the groups as he travels in and
around LA, risking his own life
while locating die murderer of
the Korean grocer.
are reaUstic. He writes his
characters with an edge that has
strong action and a plot that can
be easily followed. His words
keep the reader riveted to each
page as Monk dodges the cops,
gangs, and neighborhood
leaders trying to solve the case
before LA suffers another
The Critic's Corner accepts reviews, previews and criticisms of music, bools, poetry,
plays and movies that are 150 words or less. Articles must not have been published
elsewhere. Once submitted, an article becomes the property of the Bennett Banner
and may be edited.
Bennett College students may place meeting announcements,
services, items for sale, etc. in the Banner Classifieds for FREE for
25 words or less. The cost for non-Bennett students is $2.50 for 25
WORDS or less and .05 for each additional word. For more informa
tion stop by Shell Hall C-2.
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Visit the Career Center today!
Last issue of the
semester. Have a
May 2 . May 9
NO APPLICATION FEE
IN-HOUSE MONEY RAISED
PROJECTS. SEND SASE AND
$1.00 TO: DL#13
P.O. BOX 25451
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27114
FaU '96 and Spring '91.
The Banner wants to sell your
old textbooks for you for
Free. Send info about book
(price, book name, course,
etc) to Shell Hall C-2.
Was one of your New Year’s
resolutions to lose or gain weight?
Don't wait until 1998. Natural
herbal products for; weight
management, energy, colon
cleanser, and skin care. Nature L
272-3022 or 507-94331
1981 Toyota Corona
T1 80 Graphing Calculator
Like New, Still In Box!
Need help with Spanish?
Call Norcia at 852-4443.
Babysitting and general house
cleaning at reasonable prices!
Michelle Gaillaird who will wed
in Boston, Mass., July 19th.
Love, A Lil Sis- Paquita