Greenstsoro, N. Q.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1978
BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N. 0.
VOL. XXXIX, No. 9
Career Awareness Emphasized
“Odyssey” Offers Variety
by Deborah Tillman
“An International Odyssey: Ca
reer Awareness Journeys into the
Chartered Future,” was the theme
for a week of seminars and work
shops sponsored by the Women’s
Studies Program Committee, April
The focus of the program was
resolving world problems through
the training of women to assume
leadership roles in international
service. The approach was inter
disciplinary and multi-ethnic.
In developing the theme, the
week of activities was centered on
four problems; freedom, hunger,
restructuring social institutions
and love in a new world view.
These problems are viewed as a
threat to the security of Bennett
students and all students who, as
potential third-world women, will
have to assume leadership roles in
an international job market.
The primary concern of the
Women’s Studies Committee was,
“how the sciences, social sciences,
education and/or the arts can pro
vide the trained personnel neces
sary for coping with these prob
lems.” With this in mind, each
day was devoted to inform stu
dents of the problems and to find
Monday’s forum. “The Problem
of Freedom,” had Dr. Thelma
Dean Nyoka, assistant director.
Animal Health, West Virginia
State Capitol, and Dr. Alfreda
Webb, professor of biology, A&T
State University as consultants.
This forum discussed two types
of freedoms: vocational and po
litical. Vocational freedom relates
to the new vocational experiences
for new developing countries.
Change from old governments to
the democratic form of govern
ment involves political freedom.
Carolyn R. Payton, director of
the Peace Corps, gave the keynote
address on Tuesday night. Mrs.
Payton presented an overall view
of the week’s activities but her
main concentration is on hunger.
“The Problem of Restructuring
Social Institutions” was the title
of the workshop which highlighted
Wednesday’s activities. Dr. Cran
berry Stewart, director of the De
partment of Psychology, Tennes
see State University elaborated on
the need to restructure schools,
churches, and other social institu
tions in developing countries to
comply with democratic society.
Janice Van Johnson, coordinator
of recruitment, American Friends
Service Committee, was the con
sultant for Thursday’s forum en
titled, “The Problem of Love and
a New World.” Ms. Van Johnson
cited love as the catalyst to solve
these world problems. If love is
effective, it will cause a new
Friday’s activities differed from
those of the previous days. A ca-
reer-awareness conference, co
sponsored by the National Urban
League, the Career Services Cen
ter and the Women’s Studies Com
mittee, involved classroom visita
tions by representatives from var
ious industries and businesses and
a “Career Fair,” at which the stu
dents had an opportunity to meet
the representatives and discuss in
ternational career opportunities.
The conferences were also de
signed to expand students’ career
horizons and to create an aware
ness of the critical areas of study
that are in demand now as well
as in the future.
During the week, the Henry
Pfeiffer Science Library housed an
exhibit “Essays on Becoming”
from Tuesday until Thursday. Stu
dents, faculty, and staff were en
couraged to visit the exhibit as
well as to attend the activities.
In addition to the week long ac
tivities, the Women’s Studies Com
mittee was interested in develop
ing a curriculum for women and
a general program for leadership
roles in international service.
Their long-range goal is to de
velop a faculty which is interdis
ciplinary in nature to help develop
a center for leadership roles in in
The members of the committee
are: Geraldine Totten, chairper
son; Ednita Bullock; Dr. Dawn
Chaney: Dr. Donald Martin; Mary
Scarlette; Louise Streat; Dr. Do-
rinda Trader; Dr. Helen Trobian;
and Denise Troutman.
To Appear Apr. JO
Morehouse Glee Club Comes Back
by Debbie Hodges and Joyce Bass
The Morehouse College Glee Club of Atlanta, Ga., under the direction
of Dr. Wendell T. Whalum, will appear in concert in the Annie Merner
Pfeiffer Chapel Monday, April 10 at 8 p.m. This concert was postponed
from March because of inclement weather.
The Glee Club will arrive April 9 and spend the night in the Golden
Eagle Motel. It will return to Atlanta immediately after the performance.
The Bennett College Choir will serve as hostesses to the Glee Club.
According to Dr. Charlotte Alston, chairperson of the Music Depart
ment and director of the Bennett College Choir, Morehouse will present a
varied program featuring sacred music including Randall Thompson’s
Alleluia and the 126th Psalm by Gerhardt Krapf, a baritone solo; the
Morehouse Quartet, and a group of spirituals. Betelehemu, a Nigerian
Christmas song, a “favorite for years of concert audiences,” according to
Dr. Alston, will also be presented.
The Morehouse College Glee Club is comprised of 100 students from
over twenty states. Each study department in the College is represented
in the membership. The possession of a reliable voice, a strong desire to
sing, and the willingness to work are the only prerequisites.
No academic credit or financial assistance is given for participation,
and each time the members are asked whether or not they wish to receive
such the answer is a unanimous “no.”
Members have earned such honors as Merrill-Travel Study Awards
for overseas experience. Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Uni
versities, and Phi Beta Kappa.
The 65 year history of the glee club is highlighted by many special
and notable appearances. The most recent accomplishment for the Glee
Club came on January 20, 1977. On that date, the Glee Club was repre
sented in the Atlanta University Center Chorus which sang for the in
auguration of Jimmy Carter as President of the United States. The chorus
was directed by Dr. Whalum.
Since the inception of the Morehouse Glee Club, there have been two
directors. The founder and first director was the late Professor Kemper
Herrald. In 1953 Professor Herrald relinquished the directorship to his
pupil, Wendell P. Whalum.
Dr. Whalum, a renowned director, conductor, arranger, organist, and
lecturer is the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Music at Morehouse. His
vita is a long and impressive one. He serves and has served as a partici
pant in programs sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Danforth Founda
tion, and Phelps-Stokes Fund as well as the College’s Board of Trustees.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Whalum insists on academic excellence
from Glee Club members and offers guidance and advice on important
and pertinent issues.
Within a rich singing tradition, the Morehouse College Glee Club,
official singing organization of Morehouse College, is an eminent expres
sion of brotherhood, a united force of dedication and commitment, and
an unselfish labor of love. Its motto might well be the title of a favorite
number by Edward Greig, BROTHERS IN SONG, SING ON!
There is no admission charge for the concert and the public is invited
Dr. Carolyn R. Payton highlighted the Women’s Studies Seminar as part of
Interdisciplinary Festival Week.
Rose Hudson Elected by Students
To Reign as First Ms. Bennett
Rose Hudson is a junior,
from Sumter, S. C., an LS.P.
communications major, and
she is the new Ms. Bennett.
Rose feels she has been
honored by the selection. She
hopes to live up to the expec
tations of her position. She
feels she was selected because
of her qualifications, and that
the contest was not just a per
Rose is a member of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Inc., and she feels it helped
her know people better. She
appreciates the support stu
dents gave her, and hopes
they will continue. Rose hopes
that she will set a precedent
for following Ms. Bennetts.
She would appreciate any con
structive criticism if any one
feels she is not doing her best.
Rose's first thank you goes
to God and her family. She
thanks the student body for
their support and hopes she
inspires other students to run
for Ms. Bennett.
The renowned Morehouse College Glee Club will perform In the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on April 10.