(June 6th - July 14th, 2016)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (M-Th)
(Children ages 5 - 13)

Language Arts Camp is a six-week summer enrichment program for elementary and middle school children, grades K-8.  The program provides enrichment in reading, writing, math, science, and the performing arts.  Additionally, the program includes afternoon recreational activities such as arts and crafts, life skills, movies, basketball and other gym activities.  The children will have the opportunity to participate in the Mr./Miss Language Arts Camp pageant, and the development of a camp yearbook.  A culminating program exhibiting acquired skills from each educational component, will be presented at the end of camp.  Classroom lessons will be structured to provide students with the concepts and skills needed to improve their scores on examinations such as the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS.).

Fees: The cost of camp is $510.00 per child (lunch included). There is a 10% discount for two or more children within the same family.  A $50.00 non-refundable application fee must be paid (as soon as possible) to the Business Office to assure your child a place in the program.  (If all slots are full, your check will be refunded.)  The $50.00 application fee will be deducted from the total cost of the program. See flyer and Click here for application (PDF format) for more information.

***Special Discounts ***
(no more than two discounts per applicant)
Early Bird Special: Pay entire tuition by April 15th , 2016, and receive a 10% discount
Benedict Faculty/Staff: 10% discount
Group Rate: Register five or more children and receive a 15% discount

Contact Person:
Mrs. Emmie J. Davis
(803) 705-4669

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Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

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Charles David Brooks III, Director

April 11 - 15, 2016 at 7:00pm • April 16 - 17, 2016 at 3:00pm (Matinee)

Location: Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre

Tickets are available at the Cashier 705-4392 in Pratt Hall: $7.00 each


A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, reveals a brief moment in the life of an African-American family, called the Youngers, living, in the slums, on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. As the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive a check for $10,000 from the deceased Mr. Younger's life insurance policy. Ideas surface as to what each family member would like to do with this money. The matriarch of the family, Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband. Mama's son, Walter Lee wants to feel like a man, and to use the money to invest in a liquor store with his friends. He believes that black folks love to drink alcohol and would supply money and solve the family's financial problems forever. Walter's wife, Ruth, agrees with Mama, however, and hopes that she and Walter can provide more space and opportunity for their son, Travis. Finally, Beneatha, Walter's sister and Mama's daughter, wants to use the money for her medical school tuition. She also wishes that her family members were not so interested in joining the white world. Beneatha instead tries to find her

Produced by
Benedict College Fine Arts Theatre Ensemble

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

Associated Press


Dr. David H. SwintonOne Columbia organization is celebrating its 48th year of recognizing leaders who make a different across the Midlands and the state.

The Columbia Urban League will host the 48th annual Fund Campaign and Equal Opportunity Day Dinner 6 p.m. today at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The organization will recognize five business, educational and civic leaders for their contributions toward unity, cooperation and civility.

"Our honorees are being recognized for their dedication and servant leadership to the Columbia Urban League and for their involvement in supporting underserved communities," said James T. McLawhorn, Columbia Urban League president and CEO. "All of our honorees, along with others, have been instrumental in moving our state toward (this year's theme of) 'One South Carolina.'"

Gov. Nikki Haley will be the keynote speaker, and she will also receive an award for the leadership she has exhibited this year.

Equal Opportunity Dinner honorees:

Martha Scott Smith is receiving the Anthony and Alice Hurley Award. Smith is being recognized for her years of leadership and service with the Columbia Urban League. She helped establish the Summer Work Experience Leadership Program (SWELP), which has served more than 6,000 youths.

The Boeing Company will receive the Virgil C. Summer Award, which recognizes exemplary achievements of individuals and businesses promoting corporate social responsibility. The company is being recognized for promoting diversity and focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for a more competitive workforce.

Project Unity, USA will receive the Ethel M. Bolden Community Service Award. The Columbia Urban League will present the award to the grassroot national community initiative's president, Bruce Trezevant. Project Unity, USA is being recognized for promoting unity among community stakeholders to reduce crime and increase health in the community.

David H. Swinton, Benedict College president and past chairman of the Columbia Urban League, is receiving the President's Award. He is being recognized for his years of service and leadership, including for planning the 2000 King Day at the Dome.

Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority and female governor, will receive the Stephen G. Morrison/Nelson Mullins Social Justice Award. She is being recognized for her leadership in the South Carolina General Assembly's removal of the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds. She is also being honored for her efforts to unite the state after massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston this summer.

Source: The State Newspaper

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:00pm





8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Presenters Arrival and Setup  
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks - Dr. Jessica Chau, Assistant Professor and SURI Coordinator Lamar 100
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Oral Presentations Lamar 100
Break - 15 minutes    
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Poster Presentations Lamar 101
12:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Judges Meeting - Presided by Dr. Larry Lowe Lamar 102
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Award Ceremony Lamar 107

Remarks - Dr. Janeen P. Witty, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Dr. Samir Raychoudhury, Dean

Keynote Speaker - Dr. David Ladner
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Clemson University

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 -
8:45am to 2:00pm


Tuesday, April 5th
Meet-the Candidates Symposium
Campus Center Ballroom
Rising Sophomores @ 5:00 p.m.
Rising Juniors @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6th
Meet-the Candidates Symposium
Mr. and Miss Benedict College Pageant
6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - HRC Arena
Admission: Free - Attire: Business Casual
(NO Jeans, Athletic Gear, Shorts or Sneakers
(Dress Code Strictly Enforced)

Thursday, April 7th
SGA and Classes Election
Campus Center Ballroom
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Validated I.D. Required

TigerFest B.E.T. Awards
HRC Arena
Show - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
B.C. Student w/ I.D.: $1.00
General Admission: $5:00
Attire: Business Casual

Saturday, April 9th
Spring Open House and
High School Visitation
HRC Arena - 10:00 a.m.
Spring Football Game
Charlie Johnson Stadium - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 10th
TigerFest Gospel Concert
HRC Arena - 4:00 p.m.

Monday , April 11th
TigerFest Color of Unity
All Organizations
come out and support this event
Cafe - 4-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12th
TigerFest Cook Out
Activity Field - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13th
TigerFest BC Underground
Campus Center - 7:00 p.m.
Free with Valid ID

Thursday, April 14th
TigerFest DAZE Party
Campus Center - 11:00 p.m.
Free with Valid ID

Friday, April 15th
TigerFest Yard Show @ 7:00 p.m.
Block Party @ 9:00 p.m.
Front of Library

Saturday, April 16th
Service Learning "PLUS Day"
7:00 a.m. - Campus Center

Sunday, April 24th
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Benedict College
And The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Columbia, SC
Founder's Day
Campus Center - 3:00 p.m.
All Campus and Community Greeks and Public Invited

TigerFest Activities
Sponsored by S.G.A 2015-16 & Office of Student Activities

NOTE: Schedule Subject to CHANGE

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