HBCU presidents meet in Atlanta to discuss institutions’ impact

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

923.jpgHBCU presidents from across the country have joined forced in Atlanta to discuss shared agendas, issues and concerns.

In particular, the more than 100 participants of the Southern Education Foundation (SEF ) discussed institutional effectiveness and discussed how HBCUs contribute to the national college completion agenda.

The annual conference -held June 23-25 - also addressed how HBCUs are handling greater competition for students, an increasingly difficult fiscal environment, and reoccurring questions of relevance.

FAMU tackles brain drain with summer program for youths

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

brain-drain1.jpg(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) – Area middle school students are curing the summer “brain drain” this year with a heavy dose of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp hosted by Florida A&M University (FAMU).  The hands-on program offers students an exciting way to beat the heat as they design space suits while experiencing life on a college campus.

Founded by veteran astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the program targets underserved youth.  It is a two-week, all-expenses-paid residential camp that encourages math and science.  The ExxonMobil Foundation provides funding and expertise of talented engineers to support the educational experience.

“Summer learning opportunities are crucial to continued academic success,” said Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., veteran astronaut and camp founder. “In partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation, we are able to offer students a tremendous opportunity to hone the math, science, communications and leadership skills needed to realize their full potential.  Our goal is to inspire them to reach beyond the classroom and pursue careers in critical technology fields.”

For the sixth consecutive year, the ExxonMobil Foundation has partnered with Harris and his nonprofit organization, The Harris Foundation, to provide residential camps to underrepresented and underserved middle school students at 25 universities across the country. This is the second year FAMU has had the honor of participating in the program.
The camp program aims to fill this critical need by offering a curriculum that features hands-on experiments, team competitions and field excursions to help students build essential skills. Campers receive quality instruction from local educators and hear from ExxonMobil engineers about the exciting and rewarding aspects of their profession.

Texas Southern hosts free career summit for displaced teachers - July 14

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

Texas Southern logoTSU’s College of Education is hosting a displaced teacher summit to help educators reinvent themselves in this ever changing job market.  The Summit will take place on  July 14th starting at 9:00 a.m. in the College of Education located on the campus of Texas Southern University.

According to Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry, TSU Associate Professor of Education, “During times of transition it is best to have a plan.  This summit is designed to help displaced teachers develop a plan for a successful transition into an alternative career.” She goes on to say that, “[the] workshops will help these teachers determine how to translate their teaching skills into corporate/community assets, renew and build skills that will help them to make a successful transition into a new field and learn what alternative career options and opportunities they might have.”

Keynote speakers for the summit are: Mr. Omar Reid, Director for the City of Houston Department of Human Resources; DeShaunda Warner, Project manager, Elementary Digital Pearson Digital Learning; and Dr. Frazier Wilson, Vice President, Shell Oil Company Foundation Manager, Social Investment.

Summit facilitators hope that participants will leave with a renewed awareness of community resources, enhanced resume writing and interviewing skills, confidence in public speaking, a better knowledge of how teaching skills can be translated into saleable corporate and community assets, educational opportunities, and meet and talk with individuals who have successfully transitioned from teaching to other careers.   
There is no cost to attendees and parking will be provided. For additional information please contact Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry at 713-313-4418 or email bailey_dm@tsu.edu

To sign up for the Displaced Teacher Summit, visit, http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/College_of_Education/careersummit.php

Alcorn finance professor publishes manuscript on international business

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

Dr. Dania

Dr. Akash Dania, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business, recently had his manuscript “Approaching the Asian elephant: understanding business-to-business relationships in India” published in the International Business and Economics Research Journal.
In a globally connected business world, it has become important to understand how business is conducted in different countries where cultural backgrounds vary significantly from the United States. As emerging markets grow more significant for multinational companies, it becomes imperative that foreign firms identify factors that contribute to successful negotiations and business strategies.
This study proposes and empirically tests a framework that measures the impact of “social formalities” and “power distance” on business relationships in context of India, a rapidly expanding emerging market. The model shows that power distance sets the stage for negations, and the respect for social formalities sets a tone of mutual reference and understanding that will facilitate the establishment of a foundation for long-term business relations.

An important implication of this research is that foreign companies should place their managers (negotiators) within the foreign social context. Being sensitive to local values and customs conveys a willingness to facilitate communication by understanding the parties’ mutual cultural differences and establishes a personal relation based on mutual respect and trust. This sensitivity and its impact will help the negotiation process move through its various stages and culminate in a business-to-business relationship.

Jackson State to launch new online MBA program this fall

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

The College of Business at Jackson State University announces the launch of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) online degree program starting in the fall 2011 semester. Jackson State has partnered with Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp,) to assist in the implementation of the degree program. Active graduate student recruitment and enrollment are now underway in preparation for the first MBA online degree program classes to begin on August 22.
The College of Business at Jackson State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the nation.
“With the professional landscape and job market becoming increasingly competitive, people are investing in themselves and seeking to advance their careers through education. The MBA program at Jackson State University is accredited, respected, accelerated and specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals and adult learners.”
“Jackson State University is at the forefront of innovation in higher education while preserving the highest standard of academic excellence,” said Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers. “The global launch of the JSU MBA online degree program is another unprecedented step forward for our university.”
The MBA degree program is designed to develop students in all of the functional areas of business and economics from an applications standpoint, to train them in research methodology as it pertains to business research, and to prepare them for professional and mid-level management positions in a work environment where internationalization of business and industry are critical for remaining competitive.“The College of Business is pleased to reach this significant milestone,” said Glenda Glover, dean of the JSU College of Business. “Students from across America and throughout the world will now have an opportunity to have access to our world-class MBA degree program online.”

Tennessee State University launches national marketing campaign

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

tomjoyner.jpgThe Office of Distance Education at Tennessee State University has joined the launch of HBCUsOnline.com  - a one stop shop created by Tom Joyner Online Education for the nontraditional student seeking an online degree from the nation’s top HBCUs.
Tom Joyner Online Education is affiliated with the nationally syndicated radio program, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, which has an audience of over 8 million listeners from the east to the west coast.

Albany State Golden Rams to play Clark Atlanta in classic game

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

goldenrams.bmp     The Albany State University Golden Rams will travel in a different direction for an SIAC matchup with the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. Instead of traveling north to Atlanta, the Golden Rams will head southeast to Valdosta, Ga. to face the Panthers in the South Georgia Heritage Classic on Saturday, Oct. 22.  Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
The South Georgia Heritage Classic will mark ASU’s fourth classic of the 2011 season.
 “We are excited to add another classic game to our 2011 lineup,” said interim ASU Athletics Director Dr. Richard H. Williams. “We have great fans who will follow the Golden Rams and cheer them to victory wherever they play.”
 Albany State kicks off the season in the Music City Classic against Savannah State University on Sept. 3 in Macon, Ga. The Rams will face Kentucky State University in the 28th Annual Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. on Oct. 1, and Fort Valley State University in the 22nd Annual Fountain City Classic in Columbus, Ga. on Nov. 5.

South Carolina professor awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

June 26, 2011 · Print This Article

South Carolina professor Dr. Nathanial Wallace(Orangeburg, S.C.) - Dr. Nathaniel Wallace, professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages at SC State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and carry out research at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway during the 2011-2012 academic years. During the fall term, Wallace will teach Norwegian citizens an introductory American studies course and a graduate course entitled: “American Prose, Poetry, and Visual Contexts.” In the spring term, Wallace will pursue a research project in cognitive aesthetics, which is a field of study combining abstract ideas about beauty with empirically-based studies of how the brain processes sensory data tied to configurations of form, color and movement.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase communal understanding between the people of the U.S. and the citizens of other countries.  
Wallace has been a member of the SC State University campus community since 1991 and teaches a range of courses such as composition, world literature, Milton and the romantic movement.
Wallace is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program in 2011-2012.

Bowie State University celebrates 146 years at annual Founders’ Day

April 7, 2011 · Print This Article

Dr. Robert Michael Franklin(Bowie-Md.) –Bowie State University will celebrate its 146th anniversary as Maryland’s oldest HBCU and one of the oldest in the nation during its annual Founders’ Day event on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Samuel L. Myers Auditorium in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Art Center.
The event will highlight the founding history of the institution through a number of speeches, musical performances and ceremonies.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dr. Robert M. Franklin, president of Morehouse College. Prior to arriving at Morehouse, Dr. Franklin was a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University. Author of three books, his major fields of study include social ethics, psychology and African-American religion. He has also studied seven languages.

“I am exceptionally pleased to be a part of Bowie State University’s 146th Founders’ Day,” said Dr. Franklin. “I have always been inspired by the University’s values, its alumni, and President Burnim’s commitment to ensuring that education empower people to lead and serve. At this critical time, we share a commitment to enabling more African-American men to attend and graduate from college.”

SC State University recognizes outstanding student achievement during 2011 Honors and Awards Convocation

April 7, 2011 · Print This Article

rv_brown.jpgOrangeburg, S.C. - SC State University’s annual spring Honors and Awards Convocation will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton (SHM) Memorial Center. During the event, which carries the theme, “Embracing a Culture of Excellence,” student scholars who have achieved academic excellence throughout the 2010-2011 academic term will be formally recognized. This year’s convocation speaker is SC State alumnus and evangelist, RV Brown, ’79. Brown is the founder and president of Outreach to America’s Youth, Inc. (O.T.A.Y.), an organization whose primary goal is to liberate America’s youth through motivational speeches, workshops and visual presentations about drugs, alcohol and various other topics.
Brown, a SC State University alum, is the author of “Breaking The Chain,” a book used to teach students in small group settings. He regularly conducts “Breaking The Chainschool assemblies in middle and high schools. On Father’s Day weekend of 2005, Brown released “Step Up to the Plate Dad!”   This book is a powerful tool in which Brown exposes men to the spiritual weapons needed to fight Satan and defend their families.  The importance of mothers is also strongly emphasized.  


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