CentralNews Cultivating more than plants
In November, students from Patriot Preparatory Acad- emy charter school in Columbus, Ohio, visited Central State University to experience the college environment and science classroom setting. The 10th graders are in the biology class of Keith McCray, a 2001 CSU alumnus who teaches the sciences, biology and chemistry at Patriot
Science Teacher and CSU alumnus Keith McCary joined CSU Professor Cadance Lowell on campus to introduce McCray’s 10th grade biology class to Central State.
Preparatory. Dr. Cadance Lowell, Keith’s former professor hosted the group on campus and instructed them as they transplanted plants in the CSU greenhouse. Later in the day, the group toured the Natural Sciences department, the Water Resources Management department and the Manufacturing Engineering Robotics lab.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund recipients
Central State University announces the 2010 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship recipients. These students were selected to receive the Walmart Founda- tion First Generation Scholarship, based on exemplifying academic excellence, leadership, campus involvement, and community service. The scholarship value is up to $4,400 for the academic year.
Markeisha Claiborne, Freshman, Business Administration Alea Green, Senior, Education Christina Jackson, Junior, Education Quiara Mathis, Senior, Business QuayShawn Presley, Sophomore, Business Sherry Richardson, Senior, Business Administration DeWayne Rivers, Jr., Sophomore, Business Administration Shaquala Summeries, Junior, Business
Singing the praises of the Music Mentors
More than 90 students young and old participated in the fall Music Mentors recital in December. The successful program provides free one-on-one lessons in piano, per- cussion, voice, brass, bass, and guitar. Dr. Jenny Cruz, Founder and Program Director, said, “Music Mentors also offers music theory classes. Our mentors are comprised of elite music majors, Central State University alumni and fac- ulty, and a graduate student from Wright State University.” Dr. Cruz is still taking applications even though there is a waiting list to receive lessons. All applicants on the wait list will have first notification of deadlines for upcoming reg- istrations. For more information, please contact Program Director Dr. Jennifer Cruz at email@example.com
CSU Career Fair offers after graduation opportunities for students
More than 80 corporate, nonprofit and academic institutions participated in the October Career Fair at Central State.
Elizabeth Beemer from the Department of Career Services said, “300 students attended the day’s activities. Attendees were inspired by keynote speaker and CSU alumnus Josh Smith, who shared what he learned at Central State and how he used his knowledge to become a mil- lionaire twice.” Beemer says, “LEADER week, February 21, will provide opportu- nities for students to interview for intern- ships, co-ops and entry level positions.”
Josh Smith – entrepreneur lecturer and CSU alumnus served as keynote speaker at the career fair.
Employers interested in joining other businesses on the CSU campus during this career fair or LEADER week can contact Ms. Beemer at 937-376-6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Annual Black Atlantic Community Conference – April 8-9 – Call for Papers Central State University’s Black Atlantic Community Conference committee invites submissions of presentation and poster abstracts related to the theme, “Development, Culture and Security in Black Atlantic Communities,” cognate topics, as well as those related to the conference mission. The Black Atlantic Community Conference is a multi-and inter-disciplinary forum and venue for affirm- ing strengths and exploring and resolving problems within Black communities locally, nationally and globally. A 150 word abstract should be submitted to Dr. G. Jahwara Gid- dings at email@example.com
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