Clark Atlanta President Announces Retirement

February 15, 2008 · Print This Article

broadnax01a.jpgClark Atlanta University President Announces Retirement

Atlanta, Georgia (February 15, 2008) – At the winter Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Walter D. Broadnax, president of Clark Atlanta University, announced his retirement effective July 31, 2008.

Beginning immediately, Dr. Broadnax and Dr. Carlton E. Brown will work together to effectuate a smooth transition, and on August 1, 2008, Dr. Brown will become Interim

“Dr. Broadnax came to CAU at a critical time in our history when we had grave financial challenges,” said Juanita P. Baranco, Chair of the CAU Board of Trustees. “We congratulate President Broadnax for his many accomplishments and thank him for his faithful service to Clark Atlanta.”

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NCAT College of Engineering to Host National Conference

February 15, 2008 · Print This Article

The College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the first-ever Bridges to Engineering Research Conference- 2020, March 12-14, on the campus.Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Bridges will bring together over 150 engineering deans and faculty from universities across the country, including but not limited to, the University of Southern California, University of Virginia, UNC-Charlotte and Duke University. The conference will focus on stating the research challenges in engineering for the next two decades and highlighting opportunities for collaboration and partnerships among these diverse universities in areas of emerging engineering research.

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Arkansas Baptist College Launches Male Leadership Institute

February 11, 2008 · Print This Article

0782215261_ar_baptist_3.jpgArkansas Baptist College in Little Rock is working to end what it calls the black male crisis. Police reports show 80% of the 149 people killed in Little Rock over the past two years were african-americans. Ninety percent of hose arrested were black and 90% of arrests involved black-on-black crime.

The college is launching a male leadership institute. Kids in the community will be mentored, with an emphasis on academics. Arkansas Baptist President Dr. Fitz Hill says the college’s goal is to transform the community through education.

Source: Today’s THV

Morgan State Hosts 7th Annual African Film Festival

February 11, 2008 · Print This Article

film-reel-2.JPGThe Morgan State University Departments of African Studies and Geography and History present the seventh annual African Film Festival on February 12-14, 2008 in room 101 of the University’s New Communications Center.

“This festival is not only contemporary, but empowering,” says Dr. M’bare N’Gom, Director of the African Studies Program. “It serves to educate as well as entertain students of all disciplines and the community about present-day issues in Africa.”

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Judge Glenda Hatchett to Speak at Philandar Smith Bless The Mic Lecture Series

February 3, 2008 · Print This Article

On Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m., Judge Glenda Hatchett will speak in the M.L. Harris Auditorium. Known in legal circles for her innovative courtroom style, and widely respected by viewers for her revolutionary interventions on her TV program, The Judge Hatchett Show, her extensive work with youth has established her as a leader in the justice system nationwide. In 1990, she helped found the Truancy Intervention Project, which enlists the help of legal volunteers to provide early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. She also serves as national spokesperson for CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates. Additionally, the mother of two boys is the author of Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say, released in 2003.

Bless The Mic, a contemporary spin on the traditional college lecture series, provides a broad mix of speakers who possess the ability to communicate with the hip-hop generation (broadly defined as Black youth culture including college students and young professionals, but today includes a more diverse group of young people), or who have studied areas that are of importance to this demographic.

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Amiri Baraka to speak at Southern University - New Orleans

February 1, 2008 · Print This Article

barakaamiri.jpgPoet laureate and professor emeritus Amiri Baraka highlights
SUNO’s Black History Month celebration
Month also features award-winning author and 25-year-old professor M.K. Asante, Jr.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southern University at New Orleans’ (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies (CAAAS) presents Amiri Baraka, poet laureate, playwright, activist and co-founder of the Black Arts Movement, in the opening ceremony of its month-long Black History Month celebration. The opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at SUNO’s Lake Campus, 6801 Press Drive, Building 43, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
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Michelle Obama to Speak at Delaware State

January 30, 2008 · Print This Article

0123641350085.jpgMichelle Obama, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama, will represent her husband and speak at Delaware State University on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus.The event is open to the public. The doors to the Education and Humanities Theatre will be opened at 2:30 p.m. (a half hour later then the previously announced time).

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Voorhees joins the largest teach-in model on global warming solutions in U.S. history

January 29, 2008 · Print This Article

Denmark, S.C. - On Jan. 30 and 31, 2008, Voorhees will participate in Focus the Nation, an unprecedented teach-in model on global warming solutions, with more than 1,800 institutions across the nation. Focus the Nation has created a teach-in model centered on the three most essential pillars for today’s youth to embrace solutions to global warming: education, civic engagement and leadership.

“We are in a time where critical decisions need to be made on global warming, which means today’s leaders and the youth who will inherit the crisis need serious education on the issue,” said James “Gus” Speth, dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. “Focus the Nation is our country’s foremost model to create that level of education and interaction with law makers.”
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St. Philip’s College Receives Six-Figure Grant From Port San Antonio

January 28, 2008 · Print This Article

port_grant.jpgSan Antonio’s aerospace industry got a great liftoff. This week, St. Philip’s College received a grant worth $139,000 from Port San Antonio, the aerospace and industrial complex located at the former Kelly Air Force Base.

The grant awarded to St. Philip’s will be used to train employees for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of airplanes. This grant targets employees who primarily work for Chromalloy, Lockheed Martin and Standard Aero.

For nearly twenty years, the aircraft technology program at St. Philip’s College’s Southwest Campus has been a pipeline for skilled labor in San Antonio’s aerospace industry. Many of St. Philip’s graduates are now employed by various companies in the aerospace community.

Elementary School Named about Virginia Union Alum

January 21, 2008 · Print This Article

The Prince William County School Board has named its newest elementary school in honor of Fannie W. Fitzgerald, a 1953 graduate of Virginia Union University. Ms. Fitzgerald was a pioneer in the desegregation of Prince William County Public Schools and a lifelong community leader in Prince William County, Virginia.

Ms. Fitzgerald served as the first African American woman to be appointed elementary supervisor for the newly integrated schools of Prince William County from 1968 through 1971. She left that post to become a learning disability teacher at Dale City Elementary. In 1988, Ms. Fitzgerald retired, but she continued to volunteer in county elementary schools until 1995.

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