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January 29, 2014
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Spring Convocation kicks off Black History Month

Gloria Lawlah, secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging, will encourage students to have a successful spring semester as the keynote speaker for the Spring Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 5, kicking off the campus-wide Black History Month celebration.

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Award-Winning Professor Named Visiting Journalism Fellow at Harvard

A Bowie State University professor will develop a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach people how to effectively report the news using mobile devices, as one of five 2014 Visiting Fellows from Harvard University’s prestigious Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

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Professor Elected Incoming President of Chemistry Society of Washington

A Bowie State University professor was elected incoming president for the Chemical Society of Washington, a local section representing about 4,000 members of the world’s leading scientific organization, the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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Three students were awarded the top spots in the fall 2013 Bowie Male Initiative essay contest and presented their writings at the BSU Undergraduate Research and Writing across the Curriculum Conference in December. The first place winner is Kevin Mack, second place is Trent Sullivan, and third place is Ethanrae Costes. Marko Choice and Rajah Hilliard received honorable mentions. Each student was awarded a certificate and bookstore voucher. Their works were also published in the BSU Journal of Undergraduate Research across the Curriculum.

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Executive Vice President and General Counsel Karen Shaheed will discuss the disproportionate and adverse impact changes to federal financial aid will have on minority students at a panel discussion hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on Monday, Feb. 3. At the event, “Crisis in Higher Education/Historical Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Issue Forum,” Shaheed will also address the new criteria used for Federal Parent PLUS Loan eligibility.

Dr. Cosmas Nwokeafor, dean of the Graduate School, co-authored his seventh book, “Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective,” available on Amazon.com since December 2013. The book is a reference guide featuring contributions from several leading African scholars about the effects of mass media on the African electoral process.

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