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Matthew Mackie, Ph.D.

  Educational Policy Committee Student Affairs Committee Matthew Mackie, Ph.D. First appointed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Jan. 4, 2006 Current Expiration Date — Jan. 4, 2012 Dr. Mackie has been a research assistant professor at Temple University since the Spring of 2005. He has done extensive research, authored and co-authored papers on the development of the theory of photoassociation and Feshbach resonances. Dr. Mackie earned a BS in Physics from Delaware State College (Magna Cum Laude) in 1991, a MS and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 1993 and 1999 respectively.        

Project Spotlight



Planting of monkey-puzzle tree behind the Baker Building on the DSU campus. 

  Educational Arboretum at Delaware State University On May 6, 2010, 31 different species of trees (see list of trees below, listed in order of planting) were planted across the Delaware State University campus. Most of the tree planting was contracted out, but all of the watering and maintenance is being done by volunteers, Herbarium student workers, and director of arboretum projects, Susan Yost. This arboretum is a component of the educational programs of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium (DOV). Labels have been placed on over 80 different existing tree species, with a preliminary map of tree locations forming a loop walk around the campus. Approximately 30 additional new species of native and non-native trees are being planted and labeled.  The campus trees are utilized for undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources including Systematic Botany, Dendrology, Field Botany, Economic Botany, Horticultural Plant Materials and Ecology; as well as in other departments. The trees are also used for community outreach, including master gardener classes, teacher in-service classes, garden clubs, nature societies, scout troops, and visiting schoolchildren in the Woodlands Classroom Program. A monthly Campus Nature Walk program, attended by University faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community, features an array of topics including tree identification.   Undergraduate students hired as Herbarium trainees assist with the arboretum and educational outreach, along with volunteers. They also prepare herbarium specimens, which are deposited in the Herbarium and used for education, research and documentation.   The new Delaware State University Arboretum will have over 100 different tree species, with accompanying booklet and map. Use of the outdoor educational resources is being quantified. The Arboretum will enrich the curriculum and outreach, and increase botanical knowledge of students and the public.   For more information about the Educational Arboretum at Delaware State University, please contact Dr. Susan Yost at    



Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative


Farmers Market

  Delaware State University is pleased to host the Farmers Market for the third straight year. The market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. until late September. This year the location has moved to the corner of Rt. 13 and College Road next to the Agriculture Museum. The entrance is off College Road. Because the mission of Delaware State University includes service to the community, there is no fee or registration to the vendor.  

Official DSU Travel Packages



"The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is more than just a football game - it's all about Delaware State University pride!"

Click here to sign up for the DSU MEAC/SWAC Golf Outing.


  Student Travel Packages to MEAC/SWAC Challenge Orlando, Florida- September 5, 2010 The following information is for current DSU students traveling to the MEAC/SWAC challenge football game in Orlando, Florida on September 5.  Please note that the list of events is subject to change, and all deposits made for reservations of this package are non-refundable.  Chaperones and security will accompany students on the bus while traveling along with attending all scheduled events in Orlando, Florida.  $197.00 Travel Packages Include: Bus Departure from DSU Campus September 2nd, 2010 Return to DSU campus September 6th, 2010 3 night stay at Royal Plaza Hotel    (4 students to a room) 1 day pass to Disney Theme Park 1 ticket to DSU vs. Southern football game Transportation around Disney provided by Pro-Tran Payment Deadlines: All deposits and payments are non-refundable. $50.00 Non-Refundable deposits are due by July 31, 2010 All balances must be paid in full by August 20, 2010 All orders are subject to a $5.00 processing fee Information/Contacts: For questions about the trip please contact Justine Wilmot at 302-857-6391. For questions about the payment process or assistance needed setting up an account please contact Franklin Meredith at 302-857-7497 To reserve online, Click Here Alumni, Fans, and Friends Travel Packages to MEAC/SWAC Challenge Orlando, Florida- September 3-6, 2010 The following information is for Alumni, Fans, and Friends s traveling to the MEAC/SWAC challenge football game in Orlando, Florida on September 5.  Please note that the list of events is subject to change. Packages Starting at $299 Include: 2-3 night stay at Rosen Plaza Hotel Ticket to DSU vs. Southern football game Transportation to and from all event sites (Including Disney Theme Parks) VIP onsite travel assistance Information/Contacts: For questions about the trip please contact Lorene Robinson at 302-857-6050. For questions about the payment process or assistance needed setting up an account please contact Anthony Travel at 1-888-632-6951. To reserve online, Click Here  

Corporate Sponsors

  CORPORATE PARTNERS CONTRIBUTE TO FESTIVAL’S SUCCESS The Delaware State University Chicken Festival Committee, along with Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the following businesses and organizations for their support of the 61st Delmarva Chicken Festival. Diamond Sponsors Allen Family Foods, Inc. Platinum Plus Sponsors Delaware Lottery City of Dover Kent County, Delaware Platinum Sponsors Outside Unlimited Pepsi Bottling Ventures WSFS Gold Sponsors Connor, Strong Companies, Inc. Delaware Department of Agriculture Delaware Development Office – Tourism Delaware State News Liberty Mutual Insurance Mountaire Farms, Inc. Source Computers and Music Thompson Hospitality Services Silver Sponsors Advantech, Inc. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation CNMRI P.A. Delmarva Power Hoober Inc. Maple Dale Country Club McCormick and Company Mid-Atlantic Propane Gas Association Perdue Farms Inc. Promotional Advertising Products, Inc. Secure Data Computer Solutions Bronze Sponsors Delaware Farm Bureau Supporter Mike Barko Okemah’s Cut Above Priority Services, LLC  

MEAC/SWAC Challenge Schedule of Events

  Friday, September 3rd All Day Disney Step Show National Competition Disney Hollywood Studios   Enjoy this event as different teams showcase their best steppers to compete for the top prize. Join us at the Milk House to witness the stepping phenomenon in Orlando.  It will be a show like no other!       Saturday, September 4th All Day Disney Step National Competition Disney Hollywood Studios 2:30 PM Approaching Storm Parade Performance Magic Kingdom   See the Delaware State Band perform alongside all of Disney’s favorite characters.  Be apart of the Approaching Storm’s Magic Kingdom debut!       Sunday, September 5th 10 AM The Great Tailgate McCracken Field   All fans and the general public are invited to come to the game early and enjoy the tailgate extravaganza with an interactive tailgate area with food, games and tons of fun.       12 Noon  Delaware State vs. Southern Football Game Citrus Bowl   The Hornets will kick-off their 2010 season with this exciting battle for conference pride against the Jaguars of Southern University.       Half-time Battle of the Bands  Citrus Bowl   The Battle of the Bands will be an exciting competition between the electrifying marching bands from Southern and Delaware State.  They’ll square off at the Citrus Bowl and highlight their best sounds and moves.  You won’t want to miss this.