Jackson State to launch new online MBA program this fall

June 26, 2011

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.”

South Carolina professor awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

June 26, 2011

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 to host Women’s Healthy Living mini-conference - March 27

March 3, 2010

BSU logo(Bowie, MD) - Bowie State University will host the Women’s Healthy Living Mini-Conference on Saturday, March 27, to discuss women’s health issues including breast cancer, obesity and the heart, cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Center for Learning and Technology in Room 102 on campus.
Sessions also will include a cooking demonstration, yoga, exercise, line dancing, writing as a stress reliever and spoken word/poetry. 
Speakers include Dr. Regina Hampton, breast surgeon, Doctor’s Hospital; Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Anne Arundel Medical Center; Dr. Michelle Silva, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center; Dr. Celia Maxwell, Infectious Diseases, Howard University School of Medicine; Ty Grey El, poet and author; and Dr. Rita Wutoh, Director of  the Wellness Center, Bowie State University.

JSU hosts live musical lunchtime concert series this spring semester

February 21, 2010

jsu_logo200.jpg(Jackson, Miss.) – Jackson State University’s Dining Services will kick off a free musical lunchtime concert series at noon today in the Legacy dining at the new Student Center on campus.
The performances will take place on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. this spring 2010 semester. Featured performers will range from solo local and national vocal artists to ensembles from the JSU Music Department and the Murrah High School Jazz Ensemble.
Regular costs for meals will apply for those wishing to dine. All performances are open to the public.
Tuesday’s performance will feature a seven-member group of JSU student musicians performing Jazz, R&B, neosoul and gospel selections.
Other performers include:

·                Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon-1 p.m. - R&B vocalist Justin Spencer performing R&B, soul and neosoul

·                Tuesday , March 2, 1-2 p.m. – Murrah High School Jazz Ensemble

·                Tuesday, March 23, noon-1 p.m. – Atlanta jazz recording artist Gabbie McGee

·                Thursday, March 25, noon-1 p.m. – Solo artist Sydric Reed performing R&B, neosoul and alternative

·               Tuesday, April 6, noon- 1p.m. – JSU Opera/Musical Theatre Ensemble

·               Tuesday, April 20, noon-1 p.m. – JSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

For details, call Pamela Berry 601-979-0623 or visit https://sites.google.com/a/jsums.edu/live-at-the-legacy/home

Bowie State to present play on life of late Justice Thurgood Mashall - Feb. 25

February 21, 2010

(Bowie, Md.)-Bowie State University’s (BSU) Performing Arts Center partners with The Elder Theodore L. Barber Scholarship Foundation, Inc. to present a play on the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 7 p.m. The event takes place at the University’s Samuel Meyers Auditorium of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Communications Art Center. Leading up to the play, at 6:30 p.m., the Oxon Hill High School Choir will present a mini-concert. The event proceeds will be donated to the scholarship foundation for Bowie State University students.
“The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is honored to have been selected by The Elder Theodore L. Barber Scholarship Foundation, Inc. to celebrate Black History Month at Bowie State University with this particular play that highlights the life of Thurgood Marshall, an extraordinary figure who served as the first African American on the Supreme Court and who had a major impact on civil rights for African Americans,” said Dr. Gail Medford, professor and coordinator of the BSU Theatre Program.

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $10 for students with I.D. Call 301-442-2166 for details.

TSU President Melvin Johnson hosts book reception for Ace Fellow - June 17

June 17, 2009

tsu.bmp(Nashville, Tenn.)—President Melvin N. Johnson hosted a book reception June 17, 2009, for Dr. Peter Nwosu, American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow seconded to Tennessee State University, whose third book has just been released.  

The book titled Beyond Race: A New Vision of Community in America is a non-fiction work about communication, race, and public policy in America, and is designed for the general public, policy makers, students and scholars in a variety of disciplines and professions. Its subject matter focuses on America’s racial dilemma, drawing from the O. J. Simpson case to the culture gap in America, from the rise and fall of the civil rights movement to the dialogue on reparations, from America’s new immigrants to the complexities in building a color-blind society, and from the politics of racial classification to the challenge of spreading American values abroad.

The book can be purchased through the University Bookstore in the Floyd-Payne Student Center, and it will be available for sale during the reception. In addition to the TSU bookstore, it can be purchased at local booksellers.
Dr. Nwosu is one of 35 individuals selected in a national competition by the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for U.S. higher education comprising of more than 1,600 university and college presidents, to participate in the 2008-2009 Fellows class as part of the leadership pipeline for higher education. As ACE Fellow, Dr. Nwosu served in President Johnson’s Cabinet, and provided leadership in developing the University’s 2010-2015 strategic plan titled Transforming Tennessee State University (see http://www.tnstate.edu/strategicplan).

He will conclude his ACE program at the end of June, and will return to his home institution, California State University, Northridge.

Bowie State gets new Admissions director

June 17, 2009

lmorrisbmp-1.jpg(Bowie, Md.) - Lonnie R. Morris Jr. brings new energy and leadership to Bowie State University as director of admissions. He will provide strategic leadership to both the undergraduate and graduate admissions operations. A leader in the areas of college admissions, enrollment management, and institutional effectiveness, Morris is a trendsetter in urban higher education. 
He joins Bowie State during an upswing in student enrollment which rose to 5,483 in fall 2008 while new transfer enrollment increased more than 10 percent from fall 2007 to fall 2008 and new graduate enrollment, over 25 percent.  University officials project an increase in transfer, graduate and continuing education students entering the institution this fall.
Morris plans to use his leadership experience to advance the admissions process. He previously served as vice president of enrollment management at Holy Names University in Oakland California, director of admissions at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee and director of admissions for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. He has experience working with programs of widely-recognized agencies such as the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, the College Bound Foundation, TRIO programs, the Black College Network and Sylvan Learning Systems.
“I plan to combine my passions for outreach and volunteerism with my leadership initiatives to take the admissions process at Bowie State to a new level,” said Morris, who holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in organization development from Johns Hopkins University.
The assistant vice president for enrollment management, Don Kiah, oversees the division which encompasses the admissions office. He commented, “We are excited about our admissions team, having worked to assemble a group of people with innovative ideas and both traditional and nontraditional experience in admissions. Our new admissions director has the right mix of leadership experience and abilities to help us achieve the goals we have set.”

Central State University convocation to feature Step Afrika

November 16, 2008

Renowned dance troupe Step Afrika will perform Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Paul Robeson Cultural and performing Arts Center as a part of the Central State University 2008-2009 Convocation Series.  The CSU 2008-2009 Convocation Series is free and open to the public.

Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition’s use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
For More information, visit ( www.stepafrika.org )

UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair for area juniors and seniors

November 12, 2008

PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s seventh annual Tri-County College Fair will be held on Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.
Recruiters from over 132 colleges, universities and the Armed Services are scheduled to attend. High schools in the Tri-County area as well as Baltimore and New York will be sending 1,500 students to the event. Junior and senior high school students, their parents and counselors can browse the many tables to discuss educational opportunities with participating institutions.

A few of the institutions attending to date include, but are not limited to, Harvard University, New York Institute of Technology, Penn State University, East Carolina University, Florida Southern College, High Point University, Ithaca College, Kent State University, Norfolk State University, Saint John’s University, Shippensburg University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  UMES and the University System of Maryland schools will also be represented.

“We anticipate the annual college fair to continue to be highly successful, as in the past,” said Tyrone Young, director of admissions and recruitment.  “The Tri-County College Fair is one of the largest on the Lower Shore.”

For more information on the fair, contact Young at 410-651-6411 or by e-mail at tyoung@umes.edu.