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Four Belles were selected to participate on the
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team Nov. 2 at
the campus finals in the Little Theater.
The members of the team are freshwoman
Latia Ward a biology major from Greensboro,
junior Nicole Scott, a junior biology major from
Washington, D.C., freshwoman Joy Scott, a mass
communications major from Virginia Beach, Va.
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The Bennett Banner
The newspaper produced by and for the phenomenal women of Bennett College
VOL LXK N0..3
Greensboro, NC 27401
BY CLAUDIA PEARSON
Have you noticed those "pretty
boxes" located in all the major
service areas throughout the cam
Those boxes were not placed
there for looks. They are being
used to collect the opinions about
Bennett services from its custom
ers - students, faculty, and staff.
The survey boxes and customer
service survey forms - developed
by the office of institutional effec
tiveness - were placed in areas
including Holgate Library,
Records and Registration, Aca
demic Affairs, the campus post
office and all division directors’
offices in early October.
“We need to know what is work
ing here at Bennett and what needs
to be done," said Dr. Tiajuana
Mosby, the vice president for in
Mosby said initially 100 sur
veys were placed beside each box,
and those completed surveys were
later collected and replaced with
Thus far more than 100 surveys
have been completed and collected
by the office. Each survey con
tains questions about the overall
service provided by each area.
Current students, alumnae, parent/
Sybil Wilkes, one of the regular cast members of
the Tom Joyner Morning Show speaks with the
students in student union. Photo by Marie Smith, Chief
"Oh. Oh. Oh. It's the Tom Joyner Morning Show" - in Greens
The cast of the popular syndicated radio program, the Tom Joyner
Morning Show brought their "Sky Show" to Greensboro Coliseum,
Oct. 22, as part of the N.C. A&T homecoming festivities.
One of the regulars, Sybil Wilkes, and Tom Joyner Jr. loured
Bennett and spoke to the students in the radio production class.
“In college, professors tend to beat students over the head with
information," Wilkes told the student. "I think what makes our show
[The Tom Joyner Morning Show] so successful is that we try to give
our audience information in a way that is entertaining.”
Tom Joyner Jr. is the CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation, a
nonprofit organization that assists students attending HBCU's in
completing their education by providing financial support through
Joyner promotes a different HBCU each month by encouraging
listeners to make donations.
“For every dollar raised by the foundation, the United Negro
College Fund will donate 50 cents," Joyner Jr. said.
Joyner Jr. said that aBennett student would be the recipient of
donations made in July 2000.
"In order for the campaign to be successful, students should start
spreading the word about the fund-raiser now, Joyner Jr. said.
Wilkes, a graduate of Northwestern University, also discussed the
camaraderie and spirit at HBCU’s during the press conference.
Evening of Public Speaking event presents
'imaginative, creative, emotionar works
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Original poetry, short stories,
dramatic p"esentations and essays
captured audience attention and
kept the judges busy during the
annual “Evening of Public Speak
ing, ” OcL 28.
“Each participant is already a
winner,” said Dr. Linda Brown as
she was making the awards pre
sentation. “We know how difficult
it is to stand before an audience,”
The original works were imagi
native, creative, emotional and
thought provoking,” said Dr.
Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Humani
ties Division chair and one of the
First prize went to Shantilee
Otey,ajunior English major from
Bedford County, Va., for her short
story. Elizabetii Lammons a junior
from Washington, D.C. won sec
ond prize for her two-part poem.
Third prize was awarded to Joy
Scott, afreshwoman from Virginia
Beach, Va. Scott won third iwize
for a descriptive essay she had
written for an English class which
she further developed into a sh«t
Other students in the competi
tion were Carmen Cass, a junior
biology major; Karen Graham and
Keneisha Rhodes, both fresh-
women social work majors; senior
Hope Iglehart, an English major;
and freshwoman Tamisha
Plummer, a political science ma
The program also featured “Re
flections of African-American
Women,” a choreographed read
ing by Dr. Audrey Ward’s Afri
can-American Literature class.
“That [reading] captured tiie
audience's attention as they em-
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