FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1979
BENNETT COLLEGE, GREENSBORO, N. C.
VOL. XLI, No. 1
Miss Bennett to be crowned
Kathy Crosby, Miss Bennett 1979-80,
will be honored tonight at a semi-
by Josie Hudley
Kathy M. Crosby will begin her reign as 1979-80 Miss Bennett College
after a coronation ceremony in the Student Union Foyer, Saturday,
September 15, at 8:00 p.m.
“I Am Woman” is the theme for the coronation.
Leading up to the coronation will be a semi-formal dinner given in
honor of Miss Bennett and her court tonight at 6 p.m. in the David D.
Jones Student Union Dining Hall. Mrs. Mary Scarlette, Chairperson of
the Department of Elementary and Special Education, will be the featured
speaker. Along with the court’s family and guests, faculty and students
are invited to attend. Music and entertainment will be provided.
The coronation, also semi-formal, will be held in the student union
foyer. Presentations honoring Miss Bennett will be provided by each dorm
and individual students. All of the Bennett family are invited to attend.
The student government would like to thank all those across the
campus who have helped to make this second annual coronation possible.
Crosby, a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education, will be hon
Convention site argued
by Libby Malloy
Local residents may disagree about the establish
ment of a downtown convention center in Greensboro,
but the idea seems popular among Bennett thinkers.
Dr. V. Mayo Bundy, associate professor of Sociol
ogy, contends that a convention center will aid the
entire city: “Anything that the government can do to
upgrade or revitalize uptown Greensboro is to the
benefit of the total city.”
In the October 9 referendum concerning the use
of municipal bonds to finance the project, Bundy
plans to vote for the proposal because the center
would “open up Greensboro to the rest of the nation.”
Citizens have argued over whether the center
should be funded by the city and located downtown
or privately financed and built at Four Seasons Mall.
But Miss Jacqueline McGirt, assistant professor of
Library Science, insists that “we need a convention
center no matter who builds it. Why? Because it will
help the economy.”
The most important question in the Black com
munity concerns which authority—^the city or private
enterprise—would create more jobs for the minorities.
Dr. Donald Martin, Social Science Division Direc
tor, favors city responsibility for the project: “The
City Council’s establishment of the center would have
a greater chance of insuring equality when giving
jobs to Blacks.” Martin also believes that the city
will more adequately control the apportionment of
jobs to Blacks.
Students feel that more jobs within the vicinity of
Bennett will increase their employment opportunities.
New teaching technique stresses individual reading
by Myra George
Bennett College has devised a
new technique for teaching Com
munication Skills this year, em
phasizing reading as equally as
the three other skills.
“The whole framework for
teaching Reading has changed,”
asserted Mrs. Amy Reynolds, a
Reading instructor here for the
past nine years. The program,
which previously offered Reading
separately for three semester
hours, now includes the subject
with listening, speaking and writ
ing skills, each valued at one
A commission was formed to
study the needs of students’ com
munication skills. It decided to try
integrating Reading into the
teaching of these skills.
As a result, less time will be
spent on reading instruction. More
responsibility will be placed on
the student in developing this
skill. The program is designed to
improve reading skills as well as
Mrs. Reynolds says that even
though the program is still “ex
perimental,” she hopes that it will
prove successful. She noted that
many juniors and seniors do not
have good study habits.
Mrs. Reynolds stressed that the
Learning Resource Center is not
“specifically for freshmen.” Her
goal is “to see more students use
the facilities, or at least come
down and see what we have to
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ored at a semi-formal dinner in the Bennett Dining Hall, September 14,
at 6:00 p.m.
The coronation activities include the presentation of the queen and
her court, special entertainment for the queen, and a formal dance.
The new Miss Bennett is very active in campus affairs. She is affiliated
with the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the
Pre-Alumni Council, and the NAACP. She is also the assistant dorm
director in Merner Hall.
Kathy’s main goal for the year is to improve sisterhood on campus as
well as leave an indelible mark for her future Bennett Belle “Sisters.” Her
favorite quote is: “1 shall pass this way but once. If there is anything that
I can do, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Some of her duties as Miss Bennett will be to assist in the campus
United Negro College Fund Drive, to recruit new students, and to serve
as hostess to various campus activities.
A Charlottean, Kathy receives much inspiration from her father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crosby, and her brother, Joseph Jr., a 1977
graduate of A&T State University.
Photo by Myra Davis
Teresa Pratt, teamed with Janice DeVaughn, was one of the brave participants
in this year’s “Freshman Talent Show.”
Pre-payment: key to reservations
Insists residence life director
by Denise Wilder
Did you return this year
to find that the room you
signed up for was occupied ?
If so, your dilemma may
result from a fee you for
got to pay.
Mrs. Ouida Scarborough,
in her twefth year as Resi
dence Life Director, says
the cause of the problem is
that “students don’t seem
to read and retain what
they’re reading in the
print-out concerning hous
ing in the spring.”
Each student must pay
an enrollment fee of $75 by
June 1 in order to reserve
a room for the following
“Every student is eligi
ble to sign up for housing,
with the understanding
that their enrollment fee
must be paid by June 1,”
explains the director. “This
is only a temporary assign
ment in the beginning with
the option of becoming per
manent upon payment of
the enrollment fee.”
So, ladies, if you’re won
dering why you’ve been
moved around, your plight
relates to money. This,
spring, please remember
that “You Gotta Pay to
Speaking contest creates excitement
by Carolyn Davis
The Fifth Annual Evening of
Public Speaking Contest will be
held on September 25 at 8:00 p.m.
in the Science Hall Assembly.
This event enables students to
speak on topics which interest
them in one of three categories:
dramatic interpretation, interpre
tation of original poetry or a
speech to convince or persuade.
To participate in this exciting
event, all one must do is submit
a clearly handwritten or typed
manuscript of her speech to Dr.
Ruth Lucier in room 102 of the
Fine Arts Building. Attached to
the manuscript should be your
name, the title of your speech and
your post office box number.
The deadline for all manuscripts
is September 15, 1979.
The program is sponsored in
part by the Student Senate, Debate
Society and the Interdisciplinary
Labor Day activities attract Greeks
Photo by Myra Davis
Mrs. Pauline Wyrtch, librarian assistant, helps to serve at the President’s Freshman Open House.
by Beverly Griffin
The Labor Day activities for this
year were planned by Edwina
Mitchell. The activities began at
10 a.m. with a scrumptious
brunch menu. From 12 to 5 p.m.
games and activities took place.
These included water balloon toss,
tug of war, backgammon and vol
leyball. There was a barbecued
chicken dinner from 5 to 6 p.m.
Greek shows took place from 6 to
9 p.m. Greeks from all over the
Triad participated. Concluding the
day was a dance from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. Thanks to the cafeteria
staff and others for making Labor
Day a memorable one.