AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 1 - 28, 2017


ATTENTION!

HARAMBEE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT -- FEBRUARY 26, 2017
The Invitation: You are invited to sing with the nation award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir on what will be one of the most amazing choirs in South Carolina, featuring Minister Darryl Izzard as resident clinician, and guest clinician Stellar Award Winner Joe Pace. Seats on the choir are available to all who wish to participate, attend the rehearsals, learn from the best, provide a sneak preview at the Harambee Festival on February 25TH, and participate in a full concert on February 26. (See February 26th for details on how to sign up or call 803.705.4496.)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
WORSHIP SERVICE
Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister
Subject: "Where do we go from here? The Trump Administration and the Church"
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.
For more information regarding any of the four sermons, please contact the Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister, at 803.705.4687.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
TELECONFERENCE
The 30th Anniversary Benedict College Black History Teleconference

The 30th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held live on the campus of Benedict College at 11 a.m. in the David H. Swinton Campus Center. This year’s national theme is “The Crisis in Black Education.”

Mrs. Vareva Harris, Associate Vice President for Governmental Sponsored Programs, Governmental Affairs and Major Gifts, is the Executive Producer and can be reached at 803.705.4616 for more information.
Benedict College Campus Center 11:00 A.M.

The 30th Anniversary Benedict College Black History Teleconference President's Reception
The 30th Anniversary Benedict College Black History Teleconference President's Reception will be held at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in the President’s Box. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and reception starts at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Mrs. Vareva Harris at 803.705.4616.
Charlie W. Johnson Stadium 7:00 P.M.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY
A TRIBUTE TO DR. DAVID H. SWINTON

"A Special Tribute to Dr. David H. Swinton" from each division of the College featuring the unit Vice President and a student who has benefitted from the College’s policies and actions over the last twentythree years. The students will articulate how their lives were made better as a result of certain policies in the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business and Finance, Institutional Advancement, and Athletics. For further information, please call the Office of Academic Affairs at 803.705.4409.
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
THE FOURTH ANNUAL JUBILEE CHOIR CONCERT: SING THE SONGS OF OUR ANCESTORS
This special program will feature some of the best Jubilee Choirs in the midlands who will provide a musical genre that needs to be preserved. The choirs will perform the old “march” of procession and sing songs of praise from an earlier era but whose power and messages are both timeless and priceless. For more information, please contact Dr. Ruby W. Watts at 803.705.4738.
Antisdel Chapel 3:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
WORSHIP SERVICE
Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister
Topic: "You meant it for evil but God meant it for good"
Scripture: Genesis 50; Romans 8:28
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY
PANEL DISCUSSION: "The State of Voting with Black America: Post-President Obama Era."

This interactive panel will discuss and analyze how local and state communities are responding to the recent November 2016 Presidential election results toward reform and maintaining the pursuit of equal and fair representation on all levels. The panelists are community and government experts who will focus on analyzing needed reforms and describing how meaningful activism can harness innovative methods to maintain and ensure that voting rights remain a fundamental civil liberty. Panelists include Senator Darrel Jackson, Representatives Mia McLeod and Todd Rutherford, and Community Activist Kevin Gray. For more information, call Dr. Leon Geter, Chair, Social Sciences and Criminal Justice Department at 803.705.4656.
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
THE LATE DR. LISTERVELT MIDDLETON LECTURE SERIES
The Kemetic Institute for Health and Human Development will sponsor the Listervelt Middleton Lecture Series entitled The Global Unity of African People with a major emphasis on the African Foundation of World Civilization.

Dr. Middleton, a Benedict College graduate and honorary degree recipient, was one of the foremost scholars who researched and interpreted African history and culture as well as the history of Africans in America. Professor Runoko Rashidi, an international Pan-African researcher, author, historian, photo-journalist and activist will present the lecture. For additional information, contact Dr. William F. Gunn through the Office of Communication and Marketing at 803.705.4519.
Ponder Fine Arts Little Theater 7:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
INTERACTIVE SESSION FOR CHILDREN
LITTLE TIKES' BLACK HISTORY MONTH STORYFEST

Little Tikes' Black History Month Story-fest is a library literacy program offered by the Benedict College Library for the Child Development Center. It is devoted to reading, literacy and storytelling. Storytellers from the community, education majors, librarians and BC faculty and staff will tell stories, do finger plays, face painting, arts and crafts and other African American entertainment doing the two hours. A paperback book, juice and a snack will be issued to each child as they exit Story-fest. Student volunteers will help during all activities taking place around the library's Mobile Media Center. For more information, please contact Ms. Louise Smith 803.705.4499.
Learning Resources Center Mobile Media Center (LRC lower level Room 104) 10:00 A.M.

BENEDICT COLLEGE ANNUAL CAREER FAIR (CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BENEDICT COLLEGE STUDENTS DURING ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGING TIMES)
The Career Fair features recruiters from over 40 major companies across the nation searching for personnel to fill professional positions, corporate, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies. Students will be able to meet face-to-face with recruiters and submit resumes on location. For additional information, call Ms. Sonya Johnson at 803.705.4815 or Mrs. Karen Rutherford at 803.705.4671.
Swinton Campus Center 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
COLLEGE-WIDE READING DAY
Increase your knowledge of African American history and culture. READ!!!! On this day read and appreciate the fundamental roles that unsung heroes have played in sustaining African Americans in an epic struggle for equality and justice.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
WORSHIP SERVICE
Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister
Topic: "Why Black Lives matter to Jesus"
Scripture: Genesis 1 & 2
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY
AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION: "The Role of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Race, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion Unit in the Internationalization and Diversity of HBCUs."

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Zakiya Carr-Johnson, Director-Race, Ethnicity, and Social Inclusion Unit, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
As Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) retool and adapt to an increasingly global and multi-ethnic society, this program examines the role of the U. S. Department of State in internationalizing and diversifying these historic institutions to ensure that they remain viable and relevant in the twentyfirst century and beyond. For additional information, please call Dr. Norma Jackson at 803.705.4527
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

GLOBAL VILLAGE AT BENEDICT COLLEGE
2017 GLOBAL VILLAGE AT BENEDICT COLLEGE

The Office of International Programs (OIP) in conjunction with the International Students Association (ISA) will sponsor the 2017 Global Village at Benedict College on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. in Ballrooms A & B of the David H. Swinton Campus Center. The Global Village experience is designed to celebrate the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity, and internationalization of students, faculty and staff unique to Benedict College.

This year, international students are challenged to create innovative displays and interactive mediums to showcase and educate attendees about their respective countries of origin. The global village will also feature music, dance, fashion, artifacts and cuisine from around the world, and attendees will witness cross-cultural dialogue taking place in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, French, Swahili, Dutch, Portuguese, Amharic, Nepali, Arabic, and Mandarin just to name a few, which reflects the multilingual and multi-ethnic environment at Benedict College. For more information, please contact Dr. Norma Jackson, International Programs Director, at 803.705.4527
Swinton Campus Center Ballrooms A & B 2:00-5:00 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
BOOK DISCUSSION (Read and discuss African American History)
A discussion of popular African American contemporary novels as well as non-fiction historical works will be covered. A description of each book, questions, discussion topics, and author biographies will assist the group in having a stimulating and interesting discussion. For more information, please call Mrs. Bridget Sledge at 803.705.4690 or 803.705.4793.
N.A. Jenkins Board Room 12 NOON

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL OPENS: FRIDAY NIGHT UNDER THE LIGHTS TALENT SHOWCASE
The Harambee Festival opens under the lights with a talent showcase of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community participants. Great talent will be on display as a precursor to what is coming on Saturday. Benedict College has talent and we invite you to showcase yours. The event is open to all. For further information and to audition, please call Dr. Paula Shelby at 803.705.4809 or Dr. Leon Geter at 803.705.4596.
Swinton Campus Center 6:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL HARAMBEE FESTIVAL

The Harambee Festival is one of the largest College-sponsored festivals in the nation. It is an annual event for the entire family that has plenty of food, music, fun, art, and those hard-to-find merchandise items in the Shopping Village. There is a separate Food Village. Free health screenings and the other festival events are listed below. For additional information, please contact Mr. Myron Davis at 803.705.4409.

A CELEBRATORY TRIBUTE TO DR. AND MRS. DAVID H. SWINTON IN APPRECIATION FOR THEIR STEADFAST SUPPORT OF THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL DURING THEIR 23 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO BENEDICT COLLEGE

A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MR. HERMAN JONES FOR HIS MUSICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL

The KIJIJI Children’s Village will feature scientific experiments, virtual classrooms, educational enrichment, and dance lessons. Other events include bounce houses outside for the children. For more information, please call Ms. Tondaleya Jackson at 803.705.4479.

Live stage performances are scheduled throughout the day to include Stellar Award winner, Minister Joe Pace (formerly of the Colorado Mass Choir), the national award winning Benedict College Gospel Choir, a sneak preview by the Harambee Festival Community Choir, Greek-walk, various other jazz, R&B, gospel choirs, praise dancers, an international performance, and much more. For more information, please contact Ms. Cassandra Williams at 803.705.4486.

Dancing in the College's Dance Studio - Put on your dancing shoes, get some exercise, and have some fun!! Everyone is invited from children to adults. For more information, please call Dr. Paula Shelby at 803.705.4809.

The Women's Village and Boutique. Just for Women! This is your time to learn more about issues important to you while being pampered and messaged. This village appeals to the mind, body and heart. For more information, please call Ms. Jacqueline Williams at 803.705.7984.

Caregivers Workshop. Are you a caregiver who needs more information about how to be more efficient in this role? Do you need helpful tips to sustain you? Do you need to know where to go for help? Attend this workshop and get answers to these questions and more! For more information, please contact Mrs. Brenda Clark at 803.705.

Classic Car and Bike Show. Register your classic car or bike in the show NOW! No entrance fee. Show off your For further information, please contact Ms. Loretta Charles at 803.705.4823.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. All age groups, both genders, singles, community and church teams are invited to register and participate in the Harambee Festival 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament held in the Hurst Gymnasium on the campus of Allen University. For more information, please call Dr. Paula Shelby at 803.705.4809.

Health Screenings at the Harambee Festival - Benedict College Health Center - Mather Hall

Prostate Cancer Screening Sight Screening
Diabetes Screening  

These free health screenings are made available by the Benedict College Health Center, Palmetto Health Community Services, and the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department of Benedict College and Dr. Stewart Darby. For additional information call Ms. Melinda McCray at 803.296.3461. Dr. I. Emenike at 803.705.4436, or Nurse Daphne New at 803.705.4882.

Health screenings, art exhibits, and workshops are free, open to the public, and proceed throughout the day during the HARAMBEE Festival.

Free Admission. Call (803) 705-4409 for additional information and to register as a merchandise or food vendor.
Mays Human Resources Center Arena 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
WORSHIP SERVICE
Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister
Subject: "Don't forget HIS-Story"
Scripture: Numbers 15:41; Isaiah 43:11; Jeremiah 32:27
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

HARAMBEE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT
The Invitation: You are invited to sing on what will be one of the most amazing choirs in South Carolina, featuring Minister Darryl Izzard as resident clinician, plus guest clinician Stellar Award Winner Joe Pace. Seats on the choir are available to all who wish to participate, attend the rehearsals, learn from the best, provide a sneak preview at the Harambee Festival on February 25TH, and participate in a full concert on February 26.

To sign up to sing on the choir and receive additional information call 803.705.4496 or 803.705.4409 or go to www.benedict.edu/harambee. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE!

Admission to the concert is free; however, contributions will be accepted for the Harambee Festival Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship will help deserving students receive an education in years to come.
Antisdel Chapel 4:00 P.M.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY
THE BENEDICT COLLEGE SCHOOL OF HONORS INDUCTION CEREMONY

The School of Honors hosts its annual Induction Ceremony to celebrate the continuing extraordinary academic abilities of our students. Dr. Lillie Burgess, Associate Professor of Religion in the Social Sciences Criminal Justice Department, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please call Ms. Laura Postell at 803.705.4752.
Antisdel Chapel 11:00 A.M.

WORKSHOP
RESUME WRITING AND ESSAY WRITING FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL PERSONAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP

Take a workshop in resume writing and essay writing for graduate school personal statement. Learn techniques and rules of resume writing; use a formula for an employment application letter; and learn how to continue to assess and revise employment application writing for career goals and skills enhancement.

Each personal statement for graduate school must have an organizing "hook." Become involved in a variety of activities dealing with portraying a vivid and honest portrayal of the essay writer. Editing ideas about the purpose of graduate school personal statement; opening of the essay; what questions to address in the essay; and length of essay will be shared with the essay writer. If you are planning to apply to graduate school, this workshop will be of benefit to you. For further information, please contact Dr. Malqueen Richardson at 803.705.4654.
Lower Level of the Library, Learning Resources Center Room 112 5:00 P.M.

THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR ANY OF THESE EVENTS, EXCEPT THE TELECONFERENCE RECEPTION AND DINNER.  PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN THE CELEBRATION!

HARAMBEE -
"PULLING TOGETHER: A POWER FOR GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY"

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