Bell exhibit opens
Bells of every age and descriptions will be
featured in the Bennett College Belle Exhibit,
which opened Dec. 8 in Holgate Library.
The exhibit, which opened with a public
reception will run through Jan. 31.
Some of the bells have interesting histories
and will be included in the section of unique
bells from around the world.
The exhibit is one of the College's 126th
anniversary celebration events and will help
ring in the new millennium.
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Belles, faculty, staff assist
Greenville flood victims
Meonli Crenshaw, senior, arts management music
major, from St. Louis, Mo. prepares a copy of the
"Annunciation" by Miriam Guevara to be used as a
scene for the Living Madonnas. Photo by Marie Smith.
Chief Banner Photographer
to be presented
BY CARLA BROOKS
Staff fleporter and Staff
BY CANDACE EVANS
six Belies, one facTJty and
two staff members traveled to
Greenville, N.C. for a fair Dec. 5
but it wasn't the usual fair: It was
the Community Recovery Fair.
The Bennett group went to the
fair to volunteer to assist the resi
dents of Greenville with housing
and food. The fair was sponsored
by the United Way and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Some of the group members
helped the residents fill out forms
for federal assistance, while others
spent time with Greenville chil
Dr. Roxanna Scott, acting chair
of the psychology department, said
that she was angry with FEMA
because that agency had not pro
vided assistance in a timely man
“1 don’t understand how people
are still in distress at this point in
time," Scott said.
"I don’t understand why citizens
in Greenville still don’t have an
acceptable roof over their head... .1
don’tunderstandhow aperson who
lost everything, who doesn’t have
a house nor food is required to fill
out stupid forms," Scott said.
“What type of country do we
live in? 1 expect 1 will get help a lot
quicker overseas than in
Greenville, NC. A man who is a
flood victim told me he didn’t
qualify for P^MA. 1 don’t get it,"
Tameka L. Hoyte, a sopho
more mass communications major
from Brooklyn, N.Y. , said she
had an “eye-opening” experience
at the fair.
“This experience has helped me
to appreciate what I am blessed
with, food, shelter and clothing,"
“As a Bennett Belle I feel that
there should’ve been an larger
amount of volunteers. Bennett stu
dents should’ve sacrificed their
weekend to help this community.
Furthermore, the FEMA agency
were giving the Greenville resi
dents the run around,” Hoyte said.
Although most students said
they were displeased with FEMA's
response to the Greenville resi
dents, Barbara J. Moore, director
of Career Planning and Work-Re
lated Experiences center disagreed.
Moore said there that 33 coun
ties were affected by flood dam
age and the Greenville area wasn’t
as damaged as the other counties.
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With Christmas trees, the shar
ing of gifts, and a Santa Claus in
every possible color, the real mean
ing of Christmas is often forgot
The Visual Arts Department' pre
sentation of the "Living Madon
nas," at? p.m. Dec. 12 is one way
of remembering the real reason for
The production will take place
in the Annie Memer Pfeiffer
The Living Madonnas produc
tion, presented biannually, is a
Bennett College tradition, which
dates back to the 1940s.
This year's theme is "New
WorldLiving Madonnas." The pro
duction will feature 27 students
and professional artists as models
in front of reproduced scenes of
17 seniors to participate
in first fall connnnencennent
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For the first time ever Bennett
College with have a fall com
mencement program. Approxi
mately 17 seniors are expected to
participated in the commencement
ceremony that will take place in
the Little Theatre Dec.l2.
The commencement speaker is
Joretha McMall Capers, the assis
tant general secretary of the Black
College Fund and Ethnic Con
Mary Scarlett, chief protocol
officer, said the commencement
was approved to allow students
who are eligible to finish matricu
lation do so before the new millen
Scarlett said this commence
ment is also unique because there
will be a valedictory address. The
valedictorian is the student with
the highest grade point average.
Other fall commencement ac
tivities include a dinner with Presi-
dentGloriaR. ScottDec. 11, where
Capers, guests, and the graduates
will participate in a cake cutting
ceremony, and a photography ses