By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Joe has left us for greener pastures, bluer skies, and pristine waters to rest in the lushness of eternal comfort. Among his fishing partners will now be the two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew, Richard Pringle, Alphonso, and Sonny Porter, Carolyn’s cousin James. Joe won’t be with us when we go to Lake Okeechobee to catch Specs; he‘ll be fishing the ‘big waters’ in the Sea of Galilee. Yes, we will miss him in the woods and on the water. A great outdoorsman leaves the woods better than what he found them. The lessons he learns no matter the difficulty, he passes on to those he loves in sometimes painful ways. “It’s emotional at times to look through photos. My best … [Read more...] about The hunter, the fisherman and a friend- Josephus Eggelletion Jr.
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USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provost Ron Rochon was chosen as USI’s fourth president. Rochon named former College of Business Dean Mohammed Khayum as Interim Provost shortly before the beginning of the semester. Each candidate will give a public presentation followed by a question and answer session. They will all give their presentation from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center. The presentations are open to the USI community. Keith Hargrove The first to present on Dec. 3 will be S. Keith Hargrove, dean of the College of Engineering and a professor of mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Hargrove previously participated in Boeing Company Welliver … [Read more...] about University names four finalists for Provost job
Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today the names of 63 students from 54 HBCUs who have been selected as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, Competitiveness Scholars are recognized for successfully preparing to compete for top opportunities that improve long-term outcomes. Each was nominated and endorsed by their institution President, which itself is an honorable mention. They were selected from among several highly distinguished HBCU students chosen based on their academic achievement, campus and civic involvement and entrepreneurial ethos or "go-getter" spirit. In the course of their one-year term, Competitiveness Scholars will learn and share proven and promising practices that support individual and HBCU competitiveness, with the goal of strengthening prospects for career and life success. … [Read more...] about White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars
Alonda Thomas, the director of public relations in Howard University’s Office of Communications, was named one of the “Top 25 African American PR Millennials to Watch.” (Howard University) As a rising star in the public relations field, Alonda Thomas has always sought to inspire young, Black women who want to break into the industry. Earlier this year, Thomas was named the Director of Public Relations in Howard University’s Office of Communications. “At Howard, my goal is to continue to promote the brand of this amazing institution,” Thomas said. “[Howard University] has a lot of really great things happening that the public and media don’t know about and my mission is to really bring those things to the forefront and shed additional light on such a dynamic institution.” Prior to joining Howard University’s staff, Thomas worked as the senior public relations manager at TV One. In 2017, Thomas was honored as one of the … [Read more...] about Rising Public Relations Star Alonda Thomas Encourages Black Millenials to “Go for It.”
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)Daaim Shabazz, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University(THE CONVERSATION) Whenever a glimmer of chess talent is spotted in the United States, people often ask: “Is this the next Bobby Fischer?”In the early 2000s, a diminutive, bespectacled young boy – who by age 9 was already battling seasoned competitors in top-level sections – had his name added to the roster of Fischer aspirants.His name is Fabiano Caruana.Fabiano, now 25, has finally earned the right to challenge reigning chess champion Magnus Carlsen for the world championship crown this November in London. On March 27, he won the 2018 Candidates Tournament in thrilling fashion.If Fabiano defeats Magnus this fall, he will become the first American to hold the world title since Fischer beat the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky in their epic match. Fischer’s victory set off a wave of … [Read more...] about Fabiano Caruana is poised to do what no American has done since Bobby Fischer. Here’s the path he took to get there