KEEP OUR CAMPUS CLEAN THE archives BENNETT BANN^ CoHegjx. >oro, N BENNETT COLLEGE GIVE TO U. N. C. F, VOL. XXV NO. 1 GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA SEPTEMBER, 1957 Cla SS of 1961 O ne oF Largest In Bennett History Frosh Come From 18 Slates And 2 Foreign Lands >fSSSS BENNETT FRESHMEN—One of the largest freshman classes in the history of Bennett College—157 shown in front of Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, following Sunday morning worship service. They come from 18 states and four foreign countries. Record Group Attends Leadership Conference “Developing Values through Campus Participation” was the theme considered by Bennett stu dent leaders during their annual fall conference, September 9-12. The attention of the leaders was focused on the areas of substantial programing, strong leadership, ad equate finance, and broad partici pation. These emphases were highlight ed in the opening address, “Let’s Talk It Over,” by Student Senate President, Jimmie English, as she pointed out the significant role played by the co-curricular activi ties program in achieving some of the objectives set forth in the purpose of Bennett College. For the clubs and organizations to function effectively, a formula of p P p was given. Interpreting the formula as programing, pre ceded by planning, followed by participation, the President said, ■“Programing necessitates preplan ning with some knowledge of what you think your group would like.” The address was concluded with the posing of five questions to be discussed in the buzz session which followed. 1. Why do not more students participate in co-curricular ac tivities? The reasons given includ ed unrecognized goals, monotony of prograin, and the inactive part taken by some members. 2. What are some ways of moti vating interest in clubs, organiza tions and campus activities and events? Suggested were preplan ning of programs, more organiza tions centered around hobbies, use made of the talents of as many members as jtossible, and limita tion of goals to include time and finance of all members. 3. What is the real meaning of leadership? It was generally agreed that leadership is being able to stimulate a group to work together to reach a said goal; co-ordinating rather than dictat ing. 4. What ideas have you for pro moting college spirit? Suggestions included group singing, wearing school colors and emblems, em phasizing standards and traditions, orientating upperclassmen as well as freshmen, and being more aca demic minded. 5. What are some ways to make students realize the imiwrtance of club dues? Presentation of a bud get, some means of supplementing dues, constructive use of money, and the ceasing of extending dead lines were suggested. The second general assembly of the conference was titled, “This Is The Way It Should Be.” A model club meeting was presented with ideal reports made by a president, secretary, and treasurer. Standard procedures for co-curric- ular activities were also given. Workshops were held for all the officers of the clubs and organi zations represented to do some of the preplanning which had been prescribed for success earlier in the conference. Addie Watson, vice-president of the student Senate presided during the first session. Under the topic, “Practice Work ing Together,” teamwork was her keyword: and she h&d this to say, “Seldom can one person make for success; it takes a number of per sons merging into one perfect whole.” Reports from the work shops were made to the general assembly. Dr. M. R. Trabue, Consultant for the Paculty-Staff conference attended the evening workshop session. Ideas from two films shown to the conference and discussed by Delores Tonkins, concisely brought to mind what leaders should be. The 1957-1958 school year is in full swing, with 157 freshnien en rolled. The class of ’61 is one of the largest classes enrolled in the history of our Alma Mater. The geographical distribution of the freshmen include eighteen states, the district of Columbia, and two foreign countries. The “Sunshine state” of Flori Ida has added ten students to the Bennett student ros ter, while the great state of Texas offers one student. The North Carolinians of the class of ’61 total sixty-six. Sisters of Bennett girls total thirteen. There are four sisters who have sisters who are present ly attending Bennett. They are (including their sisters) Lola, ’61 and Barbara, ’59, Campbell; Saun- dra. ’61 and Yvonne, ’60, Mc Bride; Barbara ’61 and Juanita. ’58, Philson; Mary ’61 and Dolores. ’58, Tonkins. Nine freshmen are the sisters of Bennett graduates. They include Linda Brown, sister of Barbara and Dolores Brown; Iris Jeffries, sister of Peggy Jeffries; Barbara Jean Speas, sister of Joan ^eas; Kay Prances Henry. Avis McCar- ther, Louise Turner, Shirley - Thompson, Gwendolyn Mackel, and Helen Brown. Prom Wilming ton, North Carolina, come the Daise sisters, Jacqueline and Eliza beth. The scope and range of the ma jors of the class of ’61 are wide and varied, with the bulk of the class concentrating on home eco nomics. sociology, psychology, ele mentary education, pre-med, and commercial education. CONTINUING A TRADITION—Miss Linda Brown, of Akron, Ohio, is greeted by President V/illa B, Player during her re- ception for Bennett CoUege Freshmen. Two sisters, Doloris and Barbara, are graduates of the col ege. how they should function, and how the groups with which they work should function. The first film, “Discussion in Democracy,” pinpointed preparation, plamung and the importance of suitable personalities in carrying out a program. The second, “How to Conduct a Discussion,” pointed out several qualities in conducting a meeting. All meetings should have a good physical setting with methods and procedures as varied as possible and with all members alert in try ing to improve the performance of the group by constant evalua tion. The student leaders also met jointly with the faculty-staff to listen to their accomplishments and to report the progress of the student conference. In her report Continued On Page 2 Dr. Lovejoy Speaks At Opening Vesper Dr. Grordon W. Lovejoy, profes sor of sociology, Guilford College, delivered the message at the open ing vesper service of this school year. He brought before the Ben nett faculty ond student body the problem of fears. Modern man faces fears today just as his pre-historic ancestors, said Dr. Lovejoy, citing economic security and atomic destruction as examples. Success as a value becomes par amount. No longer do mothers sing lullabies to their children, but constantly impress upon them the importance of success, he stated. Man does not live Indefinitely with his fears, certainly not con tentedly, he continued. People flock to book stores, doctors, and psychiatrists for plaiui for success- /ul living. But these are of the flesh and will fail. Dr. Lovejoy advocated the simp ly unadorned way of the Prince of Peace. “Ours is not a society which makes it easy to follow the message of the Man of Galilee.” he stated. “It is the challenge of the individual to seek God’s way.” he concluded.