BSU Kicks Off New Academic Year at Fall Matriculation Convocation

By Spectrum Staff

                With pomp and pride, Bowie State University started the new academic year with a Fall Matriculation Convocation on Sept. 17 in Meyers Auditorium in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center.

                From the start it was clear that the Class of 2018 was the guest of honor. The center section of the 900-seat auditorium was reserved for the incoming freshmen who processed into the hall as administrators, faculty, staff and upper classmen looked on from the seats on either side of the auditorium.

                The two-hour convocation opened with the posting of the colors by the BSU Army ROTC, a moment of centering by Mr. Bowie State University... Read More

Alpha Phi Alpha Holds Maryland Gubernetorial Candidates Forum






By Taylor Barfield

Spectrum Staff Writer

Bowie State University’s Eta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan (R) and lieutenant governor candidate Ken Ulman (D) during a candiadtes’ forum Sept. 9 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Delegate Alonso T. Washington attended the forum and Mark Tillman, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha, sent a video message to the audience.

The forum, called “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People,” began with student motivational speakers, Eugene Craig, Rajah Hilliard and Richard Lucas III.

The speakers encouraged students to vote by delivering speeches about the “Power of the Vote, The Power... Read More

Let's Talk About Sex: Reality TV Star Traci Braxton Gets Real

By Christian Spencer

Spectrum Staff Writer

It was a packed room when singer and reality TV star Traci Braxton made a celebrity appearance Sept. 10 at Bowie State University to discuss her sexual experiences and give advice to young couples. Braxton held center stage as she answered an open forum of questions ranging from her relationship with her husband, Kevin Surratt, to sexually transmitted diseases.

The event also allowed students to talk about their sexual experiences, and allowed some to discuss their embarrassment associated with sex. Braxton admitted that she had multiple sex partners simultaneously before she got married. As the audience roared to her surprise, she quickly reaffirmed... Read More

The Art of Relationships


Future Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs

In conjunction with

BSU Graduate Student Association






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Join us for an open dialogue on etiquette, communications, and healthy relationships

Guests include bestselling author Enitan O. Bereola II, published writer and author Samantha Luck, & Clinical Psychologist Dr. Reneé Carr.


The Art of Conversation

 Recently I was invited to a friend’s birthday party.  The party was cool, good vibes and a good mix of people. There were musicians, models and college students.  I was enjoying myself until ...