Central State University combined music and art programs named an Ohio Center of Excellence
Ohio Board of Regents Chan-
cellor Jim Petro, joined by Central State University President John W. Garland, named the Central State University’s Center of Excellence in Fine and Performing Arts an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. The newly designated Center of Excellence will
(L-R) CSU President John W. Garland, OBR Chancellor Jim Petro, CSU Depart- ment of Fine and Performing Arts Chair William H. Caldwell, CSU Provost Dr. Juliette B. Bell
serve as a cultural hub for promoting musical and artistic excellence in area schools and communities, as well as promoting local economic develop- ment. The Center of Excellence in Fine and Performing Arts (CEFPA) is the second Center of Excellence designation awarded to Central State University, the first being the Center of Excellence in Emerging Technolo- gies, and the 51st overall awarded by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Upward Bound program honors partners
The Central State University
Upward Bound Program held its first Partner’s Appreciation Breakfast on June 8 at CSU-Dayton. Dr. Juliette Bell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the event that drew attendance from Congressional Aides, school board members, principals, advocacy groups, academicians, and CSU administrators. Dr. Bell used the opportunity to thank CSU’s partners and reiterated the importance of the collaborations. She also reminded them of the challenges ahead. The current Upward Bound partners, Dayton Public Schools and Jefferson Local Schools, received a plaque as a sign of appreciation for their support. Dunbar, Meadowdale, Thurgood Marshall, and Jefferson high schools also received a plaque as target schools. This year marked the larg- est number of Upward Bound (UB) graduates from participating high schools.
Partnership to address healthcare workforce needs
Central State University and the
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) have partnered to ad- dress the healthcare workforce needs of Ohio. The partnership will de- velop inter-professional health educa- tion and research programs, designed to attract and educate students from diverse backgrounds, while providing an urban primary care educational experience. In the initial phase of the partnership Central State University and NEOMED will collaborate on institutional and college-specific com-
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CSU Provost Dr. Juliette Bell and President of Northeast Ohio Medical Universi- ty Dr. Jay Gershen shake hands fol- lowing the agree- ment signing.
ponents. This will involve medical, pharmaceutical, and graduate educa- tion, and research opportunities, as well as fund-raising and student sup- port services.
The NEOMED College of
Medicine (COM) will develop a direct entry pipeline for academically qualified students from CSU and work with Cleveland State University to develop a pipeline pathway for entry of students from Central State University to Cleveland State Univer- sity’s post-baccalaureate program in collaboration with NEOMED. The agreement will be refined in 2012 with implementation scheduled for fall 2012.
Wind Symphony to perform in Atlanta
The Central State University
Wind Symphony will perform at the 2012 HBCU National Band Direc- tor’s Consortium in Atlanta, Georgia. Each year the consortium selects two ensembles to perform. The CSU Wind Symphony is under the leader- ship of Professor Ramon W. Key Jr. of the department of Fine and Perform- ing Arts. Professor Key is an expert on wind band music by African American Composers. Professor Key will conduct The Robeson Chamber Winds next year at the 2012 Col- lege Band Director’s Conference in a performance/lecture featuring com- positions by composers Ed Bland and Hale Smith (born in Ohio).
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