Lincoln University set to host President’s Gala April 2

March 30, 2011

masquerade(Jefferson City, MO) - The Lincoln University Foundation, Inc. will host the 9th Annual President’s Award Recognition Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 2, at Capitol Plaza Hotel.
This year’s theme is Masquerade.
The black tie optional event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction. The awards program will follow at 7 p.m. Masks will be provided for all those in attendance. This year the Foundation will honor five individuals and business for their contributions to the community, their professions and Lincoln University.
The 2011 Gala Honorees are: Ms. Mary Harris, Professor Emerita; Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Wilson, Special Recognition; Senator Yvonne Wilson, Trailblazer-Public Sector; Mrs. Darla Porter, Trailblazer-Business Sector; and Unilever/Mr. Dennis Myers, Corporate Award.
Tickets for the evening are still available at a price of $100 per person or $1,000 per table. Please cal1 573-681-5096 to reserve your seats today.

Dr. M. Evelyn Fields elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

March 29, 2011

Dr. Evelyn FieldsOrangeburg, S.C. - Dr. M. Evelyn Fields, an associate professor and president of the Faculty Senate at SC State University, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE).
The AABHE pursues the educational and professional needs of Blacks in higher education with a focus on leadership, access and vital issues impacting students, faculty, staff and administrators. AABHE also facilitates and provides opportunities for collaborating and networking among individuals, institutions, groups and agencies in higher education in the United States and internationally.
“I am particularly honored to have been chosen by my colleagues from around the nation.  As a board member, I will support the chairperson in carrying out the vision of the organization and support initiatives that are aligned with our mission,” says Fields.  

The AABHE is an outgrowth of the Black Caucus, which was a component of the former American Association of Higher Education (AAHE). As such, AABHE has a rich history of representing blacks in higher education on a national level.  

SC State receives $100,000 donation from Shaw AREVA MOX Services for Nuclear Engineering program

March 25, 2010

math_400.jpg(Orangburg, South Carolina) - South Carolina State University recently received a $100,000 donation from Shaw/AREVA MOX Services for the university’s Nuclear Engineering program.
The funds will be used to support the Summer Nuclear Science Institute, designed to expose high school students and guidance counselors to nuclear science and various fields of engineering.  Each year, the Summer Nuclear Science Institute, which is hosted on the campus of SC State University, attracts more than 60 participants.
The financial contribution serves as an excellent complement to MOX outreach programs.  It also allows SC State University’s NEP to continue to create a population of high achieving young students who will emerge as leaders and adopt an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of nuclear power and nuclear science.

Jackson State University alum to speak at social work celebration - March 31

March 25, 2010

dwayne_buckingham.jpg (JACKSON, Miss.) – Author, psychotherapist and wellness expert Dwayne Buckingham, a Jackson State University alum, will be the guest speaker at Jackson State’s 30th annual School of Social Work Month Celebration March 31 at the Mississippi e-Center @JSU, 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson. The theme will be “Social Workers Inspire Community Action.” 
Buckingham provides therapy to individual and married military personnel at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is founder and C.E.O. of R.E.A.L Horizons Consulting Service, LLC. He is the author of three books including, A Black Man’s Worth: Conqueror and Head of Household, which will be premiered at the celebration as a film.  The author will sign books at the event.
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude with a reception/book signing from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Register by March 26. Cost is $25 for social workers and other professionals and $15 for students with ID. Cost for attending the reception only is $15. For more information, call 601-979-2631.

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Radio One’s Cathy Hughes will address Bowie State’s spring graduates - May 21

March 25, 2010

cathyhughes.jpg(Bowie, Maryland) - Radio One’s Cathy Huges will address more than 600 graduates during Bowie State University’s spring commencement on May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Bulldog stadium.
This year Bowie State will commemorate its 145th anniversary as Maryland’s oldest HBCU and one of the oldest in the nation. The BSU community will celebrate more than 600 graduates during this year’s spring commencement. Graduates will receive degrees in more than 40 academic programs administered by the University’s College of Education, Business, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences. Catherine Liggins Hughes will give the commencement address and is receiving an honorary degree from Bowie State University.
Catherine “Cathy” Liggins Hughes has been Chairperson of the board of directors and Secretary of Radio One since 1980, and was Chief Executive Officer of Radio One from 1980 to 1997. She was one of the founders of Radio One’s predecessor company in 1980. Since 1980 she has worked in various capacities for Radio One, one of the largest African American-owned and operated broadcast companies in the United States. There are now 53 radio stations in 16 markets and a cable network, TV One.
In May 1999, Cathy Hughes and her son Alfred Liggins, President and CEO, took their company public. Hughes made history again by becoming the first African American woman with a company on the stock exchange. Radio One’s value is currently in excess of two billion dollars. In 2000, Black Enterprise magazine named Radio One, “Company of the Year,” Fortune magazine rated it one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and Radio One was inducted into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame.

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.

President Obama to appoint JSU President Ronald Mason Jr. to HBCU board of advisor

March 3, 2010

(JACKSON, Miss.) – President Barack Obama announced his intent on February 26 to appoint Jackson State University President Ronald Mason Jr. to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Mason will be one of 11 members to serve on the board.
The Board of Advisors, created in 1981 by Executive Order, is tasked with advising the President and the Secretary of Education on methods, programs, and strategies to strengthen HBCUs. President Obama signed a new Executive Order on February 26 to re-establish the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the President’s Board of Advisors. According to the White House, the action signals the Administration’s commitment to assure increased access to federally-sponsored programs and opportunities for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  It will also contribute to the Administration’s efforts to increase the number and percentage of college-trained Americans by the year 2020.
President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce the appointments of these talented, diverse and accomplished individuals to the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, all of whom have shown a deep commitment to the mission of these institutions, which are as relevant and necessary to our society today as they were when first established.” 
Mason has served as President of Jackson State University since 2000.  He was previously the Founder and Executive Director for Tulane and Xavier Universities’ National Center for the Urban Community. During his 18-year tenure at Tulane, Mason also held appointments as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and as Vice President for Finance and Operations.  He began his career as a lawyer with the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, Inc. Mason has served on the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, and the American Council on Education Board of Directors.  He received his B.A. and J.D. from Columbia University.

Mason will serve on President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities along with William R. Harvey of Hampton University, Lawrence S. Bacow of Tufts University, Evelynn M. Hammonds of Harvard University, Beverly Wade Hogan of Tougaloo College, Edward Lewis of Essence magazine, Valerie Mosley of Wellington Management Company, LLP, Willie Pearson Jr. of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Beverly Daniel Tatum of Spelman College, Kenneth Tolson of the Emerging Technology Consortium and David Wilson, who was recently named as the next President of Morgan State University. 

Lincoln University to host HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition - Feb. 27

February 25, 2010


(Jefferson City, MO) -  Campus kings from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the country will gather at Lincoln University this week for the 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition. 
Young men from ten schools will compete for the title of Mr. HBCU on Saturday, February 27 starting at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.  The competition is free and open to the public. 
Kings from Bowie State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Harris- Stowe University, Lincoln University (PA), North Carolina A&T State University, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Winston-Salem State University have registered for the competition. 
A three-day conference will be held prior to Saturday’s competition.  Kings will arrive Wednesday, February 24 and will attend leadership and personal growth sessions. 
The session speakers include Mr. Fonzworth Bentley, best known as the personal assistant to rapper and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Dale Williams, the founder of Leadership for Queens, a leadership conference for HBCU Queens.  Bentley’s session is open to the public on Thursday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in Scruggs University Center Ballroom.    
The Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition was founded in 2005 by Benecia Spencer Williams, Vice President for University Advancement at Lincoln University.  The conference is held annually during Black History Month to celebrate the African American male in our HBCUs and across the globe.  The 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition continues the tradition of celebrating the importance and power of African American males joining together for positive causes. 

Harris-Stowe reaches out to Haiti

February 25, 2010

red_cross_donation_22210.jpg(St. Louis, MO) – After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last month, Harris-Stowe State University, almost immediately, collected donations from its faculty and staff, raising $6,200 for the American Red Cross’ Haitian relief efforts.
Haiti, a country that is especially close to Harris-Stowe’s heart, was adopted by the University last year as a service-learning project. Numerous crates of new school supplies were collected by University personnel and sent to students at the Eben-Ezer des Abricots primary school.
The Harris-Stowe administration encouraged its faculty and staff members to give at whatever level they saw fit, as the Eben-Ezer des Abricots School now needs money more than ever. The school has decided to take in the overflow of children who have lost their parents in the Haiti earthquake.
Harris-Stowe State University presented a check to St. Louis Area American Red Cross CEO Cindy Erickson.

BET now casting for Spring Bling 2010

February 21, 2010

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Time to soak up the sun and fun at 2010’s ultimate party destination:  BET’s SPRING BLING.   We’re taking over Florida and ramping up the heat in Panama City, Daytona Beach, Miami - March (dates tba) and West Palm Beach on April 10. 
Join us for the hottest live events and special guest artists.    They’ll be big names and big competitions and we want YOU to be part of the fun! 
If you have what it takes to be Spring Bling’s Best Dance Team or if you’re the life of the party and should have your own show, then reach out and tell us why we should make YOU a part of BET’s SPRING BLING 2010.   
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