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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, May 08, 1998, Image 1

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• INSIDE • INSIDE • INSIDE • Solutions for summer storage dilemma By Deanna Harris Banner Reporter What do the following things have in cfflnmon? Boxes piling up. Messy donn rooms. Packaging tape. These things indicate that summer va cation is just around the comer. They also mean the time when students pack things and evacuate the doims is right around the cwner. Dormitory residents have until 5 p.m. May 16 to have themselves and their things moved out What are students going to do with their belongings for the next three months? Students like Keyah White, a freshwoman education major from Baltim(»e will be packing all of her things and taking them home. But the majority of other students like Kumari Adams, a soiAomore biology major from Chicago, have decided to put the majwity of their belongings into storage EDITORIAL • Editor's goodbye to Banner. Page 2 BELLESPEAK • Graduating seniors reflect. .Page 3 HEALTH • Skin cancer alert.. .Page 3 TURN TO Storage ON Page 3 CRITIC’S CORNER • In tune with Ophelia .Page 4 THE BENNETT BANNER The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College VOL XX NO. 12 MAY 8,1998 Bennett Coflege Greensboro, NC 27401-3239 It's almost time During past few days, the Bennett College mainte nance staff has been busy building trusts (the supports for the platform) in front of the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel. The plat form will be used during the com mencement exer cises which are scheduled to take place May 18. Photo by Marie A. Dixon-Smith, Banner Photographer. m r/nz: 103 expected to graduate By Kenya A. Samuels Banner Features Editor By Naima Q. Barbour Ctiief Copy Desk Editor Approximately 103 Belles from the class of 1998 will be walking through the gates of the B earden Way one last time May 17 as they participate in the 72nd com mencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on the campus quadrangle. TURN TO Ceremony on Page 3 Plans underway for Adult Education program By H. Stevenson-Smith Banner Reporter The Adult and Continuing Education program is getting set to offer courses in the evenings for older college students. “We are woiking on the degree courses for evenings, instructional class loads, and how many courses the adult will be able to get,” said Dr. Tiajuana Mosby, director of Emerging Programs Division, and Office of Institutional Effectiveness. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, oneinUiree coUege students is more than 30 years old, 55 percent attend evening college classes, 15 percent attend weekend colleges. The sta tistics also indicate that more than half (59%) of all colleae students are females. In fact, some college programs have be come so large that adult learners outnumber traditional learners. This past year the Continuing Educa tion Advisory Board conducted a needs assessment survey among Greensboro residents. The results indicated that the residents have a substantial interest in busi ness-related areas and in computers, Mosby said. The largest number of respondents were between the ages of 36 to45, and the second highest, 46 to 55. “They chose weekdays, evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 ajn. to 5 pjn. [as preferred class times]. Many have to work in the evenings,” Mosby said. After conducting the survey in October 1996, one year later the Emerging Pro gram. "We had a pretty good turn out, and the adults were informed about program offer ings," said Crystal McCombs, Mosby's as sistant "Then we broke into sessions for discussion and questions." The Adult and Continuing Education program also has been awarded a grant to offer the General Education Diploma pro gram to welfare recipients. Classes for the new program may be offered under the special education category. Adrienne Bailey, a graduating senior English major, and transfer student frcMn San Diego Community College said that older students need peers to assist in getting adjusted to the school environment. Bailey is a nontraditional student and native of Columbus, Ohio. ACES: Is it a requirement? By Amber Lugo Banner Reporter With all of the myths going around on campus about ACES, the student body and especially the class of 2001 want to know what is the real truth about ACES. ACES, the Academic and Cultural En richment Series Program is designed to en hance the cultural, spiritual, and educa tional development of students through par ticipation in a series of activities. And according to the information on front of the spring 1998 list of ACES events ACES is a College requirement, but the information does not state that attending ACES is a graduation requirement Jondre Brown, a freshwoman biology major from Harrisburg, Pa. said, “It would be unfair if ACES were required for us to TURN TO ACES on Page 3

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