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April 23, 2014
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Earth Week celebrates sustainability, Recyclemania wrap-up

Students have rolled up their sleeves to beautify the campus and attended events to raise awareness about green-living habits this week during Earth Week events.

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Gala honors BSU supporters, university legacy

About 250 people attended the first annual Founder’s Day Gala Saturday in the Student Center, Ballroom, as the university honored supporters who have demonstrated community leadership and a commitment to serving the university. The honorees and their respective awards are: M.A. “Mike” Little (Heritage Award, honoring leadership); Thomas H. Graham (Flame of Faith Award, honoring service to the community or philanthropy); Mildred Ridgley Gray (Torch of Truth Award, honoring the BSU alumni heritage); Dr. Gail Medford (Founder’s Promise Award, honoring University service); and Colonel Marilyn Wills (Military Service Award, honoring exceptional military service). Tamara Wellons, a 1999 BSU graduate, was the special guest performer. View photos from the event.

Sanchez encourages aspiring writers

World-renowned poet and writer Sonia Sanchez shared aspects of her journey from a student activist in the Civil Rights Movement to the author of over 15 books of poetry at a public forum Friday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez read some of her poems and engaged with students and the public at a book-signing afterward. Before the public event, Sanchez led an interactive creative writing workshop for a group of about 20 students from the College of Education and the Department of English and Modern Languages.

View photos from the workshop and public forum.

Research Day celebrates BSU scholarship

Research findings and new innovations in science presented by about 150 students and faculty were on display yesterday during the poster sessions at the 7th Annual Grants Expo and Research Day. Dr. Roosevelt Johnson, NASA’s acting associate administrator for education, delivered a keynote address that highlighted research funding opportunities for minorities in research.

View photos from the event.


Richard Lucas III, a sophomore history and government major, was named a 2014-2015 Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Centers for Disease Control Student Ambassador to promote the CDC as an organization to consider for employment. One of the 20 student ambassadors will be selected for a summer CDC internship.

Miss Bowie State University Erica Johnson is in the running to be featured in an Ebony magazine special section in September 2014 dedicated to highlighting campus queens from historically Black colleges and universities. Only the 10 queens who receive the most votes in an online contest running through midnight Friday, May 16 will be featured in the magazine.

Vote for Johnson online and learn more about the contest.

Evelyne Bonhomme, lecturer of French, published a book review of “Dictionnaire Beckett" in the March 2014 issue of the French Review, the scholarly journal of the American Association of Teachers of French. “Dictionnaire Beckett" is a collection of 60 international specialists who contributed entries on the life and works of Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright, poet, and Nobel Prize winner.


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