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Fcbiiary 2006 Voiuine IX. Issue (>
Honda Campus All Stars fake Jones Invifafional
By Victor Barrett
On Saturday February 18,
Fayetteville State University was the host
of the Jones Invitational.
This invitational pitted two
Fayetteville State teams against Morris
College, NC A&T University, St.
Augustine's University, Shaw University,
Virginia State University, and Winston-
Salem State University.
The Varsity Team was led by
Shari Williams, consisting of
Victor Barrett, Kaity Parson, and
Jerry Wilson. The Junior Varsity
team was lead by Gavin Myrick,
consisting of Jeff Cox, Traci
Holder, Chase Lowe, and Jerrell
The tournament consisted
of two qualifying rooms, in which
a drawing determined who would
enter the room. In a cruel twist of
fate, both FSU teams drew the
These rooms were a
round-robin, in order to determine
seeds for the next round of play.
The Junior Varsity team finished
third in the room, and the Varsity
team finished second.
The Junior Varsity lost to
Shaw and Winston Salem in the
second round. Thus, placing them
sixth overall in the tournament.
The Varsity team beat
Morris and St. Augustine's in the second
round, placing them in the semifinals.
The semifinals consisted of top
ranked NC A&T taking on fourth-ranked
Shaw, and second ranked Winston Salem
taking on third ranked Fayetteville State.
The Broncos handed a decisive
victory over the Rams, winning 255 to
145. Fayetteville State's next challenge was
Shaw was a dark-horse the entire
tournament, as it has not been good in
Last March, FSU hosted a
friendly against Shaw, giving both teams a
chance to practice.
Since then, Shaw has practiced
hard and they surprised many, upsetting
A&T in the semifinals. However, their
efforts were not enough.
The Broncos decisively beat the
Bears 275 to 80. The Bears have another
crack at FSU, when both schools will
compete in the Mary Church Terrell
The Honda Campus team poses for a photo during the Jones Regional Tournament
division at the Honda Campus All-Star
Challenge National Championship
Tournament in late March.
Even though the Broncos did win
the Jones Invitational, they still have a
long way to go before the Championship in
A fatal flaw of the Broncos
during their last two games was their rate
of bonus conversion, sometimes resulting
in getting no bonus points at all.
They concede that the packet they
received was lucky, as normally a
game cannot be won on toss-up
questions alone. In the game
against Shaw, FSU could have
easily achieved a score well over
Their saving grace was their
buzzer speed. In the final game,
Ban'ett scored nine toss-ups;
getting the first six toss-up
Wilson scored three, and both
Lowe and Parson scored one each.
On the HCASC bulletin
board, an observer commented that
"Fayetteville looks final four ready
The Broncos have plenty
of time between now and March 30
and are cooking up strategies to fix
holes in their existing game play.
After finishing third in the NCT
last year, the Broncos are now
shooting for a NCT championship.
Dr. Maya Angelou challenges students to look inside for words of wisdom
Alltel Press Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In conjunction with
Black History Month, Alltel and Dr. Maya
Angelou today announced the Words of
Wisdom Scholarship Program, which asks
students at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU) across the country,
“What words of wisdom will you pass on to
those who come after you?”
“Young people have a fresh
perspective and can express their insights in
ways the next generation will appreciate
and respond to,” said Regina Woziwodzki,
director of multicultural marketing for
Alltel. “We are proud to provide them with
a forum through the Alltel Words of
Wisdom Scholarship Program as well as the
once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting
Dr. Maya Angelou.”
Ten Grand Prize wimiers will
receive a $4,000 scholarship to a
participating HBCU institution of their
choice and a trip to Little Rock to meet Dr.
Angelou. Participants will be judged based
on their ability to adhere to the theme as
well as strike an emotional chord and exude
passion through writing.
“I am pleased to be a part of a
program that empowers young people to
voice their opinions. Wisdom lives in all of
us and the world will be wonderfully served
if these students share what they have and
know,” said Dr. Angelou. “I am proud of
this program and gladly support Alltel’s
commitment to African-American students
across the country.”
Alltel supports a number of annual
sporting and multicultural events that make
an impact within the Afincan-American
conmiunity, including; the HBCU Football
Classics and several athletic departments at
HBCU institutions; a Martin Luther King
celebration in Cleveland and a MLK parade
in Jackson, Miss., the largest in the United
States; the Lynch Street Festival in Jackson,
and the Jazz Series and Pride Awards in
An internationally respected poet,
writer, civil rights activist and educator, Dr.
Angelou has authored best-selling titles
such as “1 Know Why the Caged Bird
Sings,” “Gather Together in My Name,”
“The Heart of a Woman” and the collection
of poems “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of
Water 'fore I Diiie,” which was nominated
for the Pulitzer Prize. The first black
woman director in Hollywood, Dr. Angelou
has written, produced, directed and starred
in productions for stage, film and
Essay submission forms are
available on-line or at any participating
Alltel retail store. Contest rules and entry
forms will be available beginning Jan. 27 at
must be post-marked by March 3, 2006,
and winners will be presented with their
awards on March 28, 2006. Graduating
high school seniors who will be attending
HBCU institutions also are eligible to
Alltel is a customer-focused
communications company with more than
15 million customers in 36 states and nearly
$10 billion in annual revenues.
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Chancellor T.J. Bryan, of Fayetteville State University, and President Chen Zhpngyong, of Inner Mongolia Noraial
University, pose for a photo following a press conference held to honor new agreements between the two schools.
Chancellor Bryan hopes to send FSU students to China in the new future. (See Story Below)
Fayetteville State hosts delegates from Chinese University
By Ashley C. Smith
Copy Editor, The Voice
A press conference was held
Wednesday, Febuary 15th by Chancellor
Bryan to celebrate the visitation of Fayetteville
State University by officials from the Inner
Mongolia Normal University, in China.
The visit by Inner Mongolia Normal
University president, Chen Zhpngyong, marks
culmination of negotiations between FSU and
IMNU to begin an exchange program and
offer a Chinese language program at
During the press conference
Chancellor Bryan announced that Fayetteville
State University will begin offering classes in
Mandarin Chinese this fall. The class will be
taught by Dr. Yan Yan.
Dr. Bryan, as well several other
FSU officials visited IMNU in 2004. The
provost for Fayetteville State, Dr. Juliet Bell,
stressed to President Zhpngyong that "we are
happy to reciprocate by having our guests with
us at Fayetteville State University."
President Zhpngyong extended his
university's goodwill by offering five
scholarships for FSU students to study abroad
at Inner Mongolia Normal University.
IMNU and FSU share certain ties
other than their dedication to higher education;
both schools were started as Normal teacher's
colleges for minority students,
Fayetteville State University began
as a college for African-American students and
Inner Mongolia Normal University was
formed as a school for Chinese minority
Currently, Inner Mongolia has over
25,000 students in programs ranging from
bachelors to doctorate level.