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The Bennett Banner The newspaper produced by and for the phenomenal women of Bennett College VOL LXK NO. 1 SEPTEMBER 24,1999 BENNETT CX)LLEGE Greensboro, NC 27401 ACES features guest minister, communion BY CLAUDIA PEARSON Contributing Reporter The second ACES of this se mester featured a visiting minis ter and a communion service. Approximately 550 assembled in Annie Memer Pfieffer Chapel to hear the Rev. Otis J. GordonJr. pastor of Grace A.M.E. Church in Warren, Ohio. The Rev. Gordon was invited to Bennett by Dr. Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Humanities Di vision chair. Gordon was visit ing Greensboro that week to par ticipate in a revival at Poplar Grove A.ME. Church. Gordon’s sermon, "Don’t Leave Jesus," focused on cling ing to Jesus to maintain hope and peace. At one point during the program, Gordon asked whether any one present wanted to be saved. Eight Belles went to the front of the chapel and were coun seled by the Rev. Shirley Canty, campus minster. Lakeisha Williams, senior so cial wwk major from Syracuse, N.Y., said she that was inspired by the service. Williams also said that she was encouraged to keep on doing what she is doing for the Lord and that all Bennett women left the ser vice with something positive. “Gordon was eager to preach the Gospel and excited about shar ing God’s love with the Bennett community," Canty said. Belles experiencing postal problems The ATM was Installed In the Security House In August. Photo by Marie A. Smith, Chief Banner Photogra pher. ATM installed on campus Turn to ACES on Page 3 BY SHANTE DAVIS Staff Reporter Belles no longer have to travel to neighboring colleges or local banks to get quick cash. The campus now has an Auto mated Teller Machine. The ATM has been here since Aug. 20 and is located in the Security House. Leon McDougle, director of Public Safety, said it was bet ter to have the ATM installed in the Public Safety office. “My staff would always be there [in the Public Safety office] to pro tect.” The machine, which is avail able 24 hours daily, dispenses cash in amounts of $10. Users can get up to a maximum of $50 per transaction. There is a ser vice charge of $1.50 for each transaction. Most ATM cards including those linked to theCash Turn to ATM on Page 3 BY MONYA TOMLINSON Editor You’ve got mail, or not... Since the beginning of the fall semester, students say they have been experiencing problems with mail delivery and service at the campus post office. The complaints are stemming from the shuffling of post office personnel, and the — often spo radic — hours of operation at the post office. Regular hours at the post office will be confirmed soon, accord ing to work-study student at the post office, Aja Thomas, a sopho more English major from Wash ington D.C. "We are still receiving mail for students who have graduated or with drawn." Yolanda Scott a work-study student assigned to the post office Another problem has been the lack ofadequate mail boxes. There are£q)proximately 500mail boxes, and there are more than 600 stu dents enrolled this semester. Some freshwomen do not have boxes and others have had their mail hand delivered to their dorms. m not sure what is hj^pening in the post office but I know that I’ve been waiting for my mail for a while,” said Teneisha Parker, a sophomore political science major from Tarboro, N.C. Parker said she has been waiting for mailbox assignments for since the spring semester. Roosevelt Oglesby, supplies manager, is now supervising the operation of the post office. In addition, work-study students have also been assigned to the post of fice. “The work load in the mailroom is enormous right now, so I hope everybody has patience,” said Yolanda Scott, a sophomore ac counting major from Ocala, Fla. “Working in the post office hasn’t been easy," said Scott, a work- study student assigned in the post office said. We are still receiving mail for students who have gradu ated or withdrawn. We end up delivering new mail to the dormi tories for because so many people are without boxes.” Scott also discussed the new electronic stamp machine that will be used to replace paper stamps. The machine will be put in to op eration later this semester, and until then postage stamps are now be ing sold at the campus bookstore. The Institutional Effectiveness Office will be circulating Customer Service surveys throughout cam pus. The surveys may be used by students to voice their concerns about the campus post office and other campus services.