Upcoming Events

10/23/2014 - 8:00am to 10/26/2014 - 11:00pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

  • Featuring the Harambee Festival on Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Print Version of Schedule of Events (PDF)
  • HARAMBEE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT -- FEBRUARY 23, 2014

    The Invitation:  You are invited to sing on what will be one of the most amazing choirs in South Carolina, featuring renowned gospel recording artist, The Reverend James Bignon, as guest clinician and Minister Darryl Izzard as resident clinician.  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 22rd, and participate in a full concert on February 23rd.  (See February 23, 2014 for details on how to sign up.) 

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

    WORSHIP SERVICE

    Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister

    Theme for the Month: “Becoming More Than A Conqueror”

    Subject: “What You See…..Is What You Get”

    Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2-3

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

    ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY

    TOPIC:  “A Worship Service of Thanksgiving Commemorating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Harambee Festival:   Hold On and See What Happens When The Sun Finally Comes Out.”

    The opening program commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary and reunion of the Harambee Festival family is appropriately a worship service by the Benedict College family and community. The sermon will be delivered by the Reverend Dr. John C. Williams, pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Lugoff, South Carolina.  The Reverend Williams is the former Director of Church Relations at Benedict College.  Musical selections will be provided by the national award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir.  For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (803) 705-4409.

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

    FILM SHOWCASE

    Title:  “A Black Power Mix-tape”

    This presentation depicts the varied lenses through which the African American experience has been depicted in film and media.  Are the stereotypes justified?  Do they go too far?  What can be learned from the themes of these films?  What is the current status?  Where do we go from here?  Please come out and discuss these and other questions.  For more information call Ms. Stacey Reed at 705-4673 or Mr. Joseph Bess at 705-2220.

    Fine Arts Little Theater        6:00 P.M.

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

    Students and the public are exposed to a panel discussion on the roles of different religions and how they shape the leadership experience of students.  This discussion is followed up with a presentation on theological interpretations from the African American experience.

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Topic:  "Historical Significance vs. 21st Century Relevance: Exploring the significance and relevance of faith and religion in the leadership experience of HBCU students.”

    This panel presentation will feature religious leaders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds; exploring the modern-day implication and applicability of faith and religion in the leadership experience of college students.  For more information, please contact Ms. Tondaleya Jackson at (803) 705-4726.

    Fine Arts Humanities Center  Little Theater            11:00 A.M.

    PRESENTATION

    Topic: The Evolution of Preaching from an African American Experience

    This presentation will explore the art of preaching beginning with its earliest document origins in the Bible through the Early Church, The Great Awakening to Prosperity Preaching and its effects on society. The presentation will be presented with the aid of a Power Point presentation.

    Speaker: Reverend Shawn Williams, Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina.  For more information, please contact Dr. Herman Howard at 803.705.2220.

    12:00 noon   Antisdel Chapel

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

    AN INTER-ACTIVE DISCUSSION

    Topic:  “How Different is Your World?  An Examination of College Life and its Stressors Through Viewings of “A Different World”?

    A memorable television program is brought back to our attention to teach real-life lessons that affect current college students and they compare and contrast television scenes with what they experience day to day.  Through the viewing and discussion of selected topics from a make-believe college, current students can learn lessons from the past that help them to relieve some of the collegiate stress in their own lives.  For more information call Ms. Stacey Reed at 705-4673 or Mr. Joseph Bess at 705-2220.

    FINE ARTS 104         6:00 P.M.

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

    A SPECIAL SONG SERVICE:  JUBILEE CHOIRS 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 9

    WORSHIP SERVICE

    Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister

    Theme for the Month: “Becoming More Than A Conqueror”

    Topic:  “Fire and Desire”

    Scripture: Phillippians 4:13

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

    ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY

    TOPIC:  Recalling Twenty-Five Years of Accomplishments During the Span of the Harambee Festival    

    The College’s degree-granting schools provide a retrospective, analytical review of the major accomplishments, achievements, and challenges that occurred over the last twenty-five years in the major discipline areas in their schools.  The power point presentations presented by a student from each school will be as follows:  History, Popular Culture and Arts--School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences;  Economics and Entrepreneurial Leadership—School of Business and Economics;  Medicine and Technological Innovations—School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Education and Human Services—School of Education, Health, and Human Services; and Changing Family Structures and Student Populations—School of Continuing Education.  For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (803)705-4409.

    Antisdel Chapel         11:00 A.M.

    The 27th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference Dinner

    The 27th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference dinner will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Vareva Harris at (803) 705-4616.

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

    TELECONFERENCE

    The 27th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference

    The 27th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held live on the campus of Benedict College at 1:30 p.m. This year commemorates the national theme “The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act.”  The panelists’ areas of expertise include health, business, marketing and law enforcement. Nationally-renowned, award-winning poet Nikky Finney will moderate. It features high school and Benedict College students who will direct questions to prominent African Americans about their ideas, challenges, and lifetime achievements.  High school students participating are from A.C. Flora, C. A. Johnson, Lower Richland, Eau Claire, and W. J. Keenan High Schools.

    Confirmed guest panelists are Ms. Betty Marshall, Regional General Manager, Sam’s Club; Mr. Isiah Reese, Global Marketing Lead, Microsoft Company; Mr. Anton Vincent, Vice President, General Mills; Mr. Keith Wyche, Author, Thought Leader; Chief Wash James, Chief Deputy, Richland County Sheriff’s Department; Ms. Fay C. Payton, Director/Founder, MyHIN; and Ms. Adrienne L. Shaw, Chief Marketing Officer, Levi Strauss.   The program airs in South Carolina on Educational Television Network on February 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm. It will be offered to school districts, colleges, universities, and public television stations nationwide through the satellite on February 18, 2013.

    Mrs. Vareva Harris, Associate Vice President for Governmental Sponsored Programs and Community Relations,  is the Executive Producer and can be reached at (803) 705-4616 for more information.

    Benedict College Campus       1:30 P.M.

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

    ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY

    International Programs

    Speaker:  The Honorable Luiza Bairros

    This program and the accompanying Global Village shows that the history of Africans and Africans in America is interwoven with the story of peoples around the world, especially those of color who have persisted in their struggles for freedom,  political ,social, economic and religious freedom.

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    GLOBAL VILLAGE AT BENEDICT COLLEGE

    The 2014 Global Village will showcase the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and geographical diversity represented at Benedict College.  International and domestic students unite to present a collaborative Global Village which will feature exhibitors, music, dance, attire, art work, fashion, and other artifacts from around the world.  Faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Global Village.  For more information, please contact Dr. Norma Jackson at (803) 705-4527 or Ms. Bridget Jones at (803) 705-4545.

    HRC Arena                           10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

    BENEDICT COLLEGE ANNUAL CAREER FAIR (CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY 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 Mrs. Karen Rutherford at (803) 705-4671.

    TBA                10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

    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 16

    WORSHIP SERVICE

    Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister

    Theme for the Month:  “Becoming More Than A Conqueror”

    Topic:  “Becoming More Than A Conqueror”

    Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

    ALL COLLEGE ASSEMBLY

    TOPIC:   A Presentation of the History of the Harambee Festival

    A power point presentation traces the history of the festival from its inception to the present.  Relive, recall, or see for the first time the Benedict College family, festival participants, patrons and community supporters who have added to the flavor and tradition of Harambee.  Music from the era will be provided by the highly acclaimed Benedict College Concert Choir.  For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

    Antisdel Chapel          11:00 A.M.

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

    AFRICAN AMERICAN JEOPARDY

    Display your knowledge and skills of African American History.  For more information call Ms. Stacey Reed at 705-4673 or Mr. Joseph Bess at 705-2220.

    Antisdel Chapel          6:00 P.M.

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    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

    HARAMBEE FESTIVAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

    6:00 P.M.    Allen University Gymnasium (For details, see SOMETHING NEW Section Below).

    A SPECIAL PROGRAM AND RECEPTION TO SHOW APPRECIATION TO THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL FAMILY

    FEATURING THE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED

    Capital City Chorale

    Specializing in African American spirituals and uplifting gospel music, the group

    is further distinguished by its mastery of other musical art forms.

    Marcus L. Works and Doris Massey Works, Directors

    The Invitation: All merchandise and food vendors, exhibitors, performers, bake contestants, committee members (past and present) volunteers, patrons, community leaders, Benedict College  faculty, staff, students, alumni and all  members of the Harambee Festival Family are invited to an appreciation program which recognizes the various categories of participants for their contributions.

    Antisdel Chapel          7:00 P.M. 

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

    THE TWENTY-FIFTH (SILVER) ANNIVERSARY REUNION OF THE  HARAMBEE FESTIVAL

    This festival is one of the largest College-sponsored 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. 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. 

    Live stage performances are scheduled throughout the day to include the national award winning Benedict College Gospel Choir and a special appearance by the Harambee Festival Community Choir featuring the Reverend James Bignon and various other performances.  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

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

    Prostate Cancer Screening

    Diabetes Screening

    Sight 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 or Dr. I. Emenike at (803) 705-4436.

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

    Mays Human Resources Center Arena

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SOMETHING NEW~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW

    CAR AND BIKE SHOW

    Participants in this highly anticipated event include Vettes are Forever, Carolina Classic Car Motor Club, Midland Cruisers, Diamond Riders, and the Motorcycle Social and Auto Clubs Alliances of South Carolina (MSAASC).  This event will be held in the parking lot of the Allen University Campus Mall from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Harambee Saturday.  This event is free and open to the public. 

    BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:  YOU GOT GAME

    Benedict College, Allen University, and Athletes United, present a week-end basketball tournament for adult teams.  Form your teams and call 803-705-4822 for details on registration fees and eligibility.  Tournament begins February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Allen University Gymnasium with a top intramural team from Benedict College versus a top intramural team from Allen University.  The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  There is no admission charge.

    WOMEN’S VILLAGE AND BOUTIQUE

    This segment of the Harambee Festival is for women only as it will recreate aspects of a spa, relaxation techniques, hair and facial care, nutrition, and other actives for the ladies.

    SEMINAR FOR ELDER CITIZENS AND CAREGIVERS; DANCE LESSONS

    This interactive and information session discusses relevant themes and issues that affect our elder citizens and caregivers. Support materials and care packages will be provided for caregivers and the elderly.  The session ends with dance lessons and dancing for those who care to do so!  Interested persons should report to the Harambee festival T-Shirt Table in the HRC Arena on February 22, 2014 for more information.

    WAVERLY COMMUNITY WALKING TOUR

    An historic tour of the historic Benedict College neighborhood Waverly District, the only
    residential African American National Register of Historic Places.  The tour will also include the
    Visanka-Starks House, home of former Benedict College President Dr. J. J. Starks. and related
    areas and historical locations.  An architectural tour featuring properties that contribute to the
    National Register District and/ or the Stained Glass Tour featuring five churches in the Waverly District. There will be advance and on-site registration.  Call Mrs. Catherine Fleming Bruce at 803-464-4149 for more information.

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    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

    WORSHIP SERVICE

    Reverend Thomas V. Davis, Campus Minister

    Theme for the Month:  “Becoming More Than A Conqueror”

    Subject:  “Ain’t No Stopping Now”

    Scripture: 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 renowned gospel recording artist, The Reverend James Bignon, as guest clinician.  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 22nd, and participate in a full concert on February 23rd.

    The Harambee Festival Community Choir will feature acclaimed clinician and renowned gospel recording artist, The Reverend James Bignon, singer of such gospel hits as God is Great and Greatly to Be Praised “Peace Be Still,” “I Came to Lift Him Up,” and countless other gospel classics.  Acclaimed clinician Mr. Daryl Izzard, Director of the national award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir, will again serve as host clinician and he and the Reverend Bignon will conduct training workshops and present the choir in concert.   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/harambeeTHERE 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.

    Mays Human Resources Center Arena         4:00 P.M.

    THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR ANY OF THESE EVENTS.  PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION!

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

    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. For more information, please call Ms. Laura Postell at (803)705-4349.

    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 or Ms. Brenda Moss at 705-4638.

    Lower Level of the Library, Learning Resources Center, Suite 123   5:00 P.M.

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

    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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