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Phi Beta Sigma Hosts Sigma Week

Linna Jones
Art and Entertainment Editor 

Photo by Gaudencio Arce
Pampered - Janelle Martin receives a hand massage from senior Chad Turner on Pampering Day during Sigma Week. Phi Beta Sigma hosted Sigma Week.

   Phi Beta Sigma hosted Sigma Week to provide entertainment for the campus and raise money for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Sept. 30 through Oct. 7. 

   Sigma Week held many events including the BLU Carpet Premiere, pampering day and a Can Foods Party. The group held the events throughout campus.

   The BLU Carpet Premiere offered students a chance to watch a fashion show and helped raise money for a good cause.  Participants wore outfits from three different categories: swimwear, casual and business. Many of the participants wore outfits from two or more of the categories. Eight people participated and many dropped out at the last minute. The PBS hoped to raise $200 for the hospital, but did not make its goal because of the low turnout.   

   Billy Huggins, Jr., a junior, said the group raises money for the hospital in addition to others.

   “(It is) one of the organizations that we raise money for each year,” Huggins said. “Most of the chapters in Arkansas raise money for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital each year.” 

   Pampering day offered women the chance to have their hands massaged with a lotion of their choice. Participants selected from a variety of lotions and received a box of Love filled with chocolate.  Junior Joseph Jordan, senior Chad Turner, junior Chris Nash and junior Fred Lilly Jr. worked at the table.  

   Jordan said he thinks the women who participated enjoyed pampering day. 

   “I thinks the girls really liked it, because most girls like for guys to give them massages and it makes them feel special,” Jordan said. 

   Freshman Angelica Hargraves received a hand massage and said what she thought about being pampered. 

   “I thought it was sweet and thoughtful,” Hargraves said.

  The Can Food Drive party collected 55 cans. The can food drive generated participation from students, even with other events going on. 

   “Everyday has been fun to me,” said Bendick Williams, junior education major. “(The party) was fun last night; it was the best turn out we have seen in a while.”

  Many of the events received little to no turn out or didn’t happen due to cancellations.  

   The PBS volunteers at the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, Monticello Clean Up and Head of the Class Child Care. They offer several free carwashes, walk in the annual walkathon for cancer and collect money for The March of Dimes.  

 The events for Sigma Week included: 

  • Sundays - church services at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

  • Monday - three-on-three basketball tournament and a dunking contest

  • Tuesday -  Pampering day and the BLU Carpet Premiere fashion show to raise money for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital

  • Wednesday - Pampering day

  •  Thursday - BLU Slip-n-Slide and Can Food Drive Party

  • Friday – A barbeque

  • Saturday – Da BLU Exclusive party

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ŠThe Voice 2007
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