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The King Center Imaging Project Exhibition at DSU Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

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Surrounded Jan. 28 by legislators, JPChase Morgan representatives and DSU officials, Courtney Smith Goodrich of JPMorgan and DSU President Harry L. Williams cut the ribbon on The King Center Imaging Project exhibition.

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  JPMorgan Chase is proud to bring to DSU its exhibition booth celebrating The King Center Imaging Project. SGA President Shelbe Hudson looks through documents that are part of the exhibition The exhibition is a digital repository of 200,000 documents from Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement that have been made accessible to the public. Delaware State University is the first stop in the country of this remarkable exhibition, which will be on display in Parlor A of the Martin Luther King Student Center on campus daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1.   The exhibition at DSU is its first stop on its 2013 tour across the Untied States.   The interactive booth showcases digital images of key documents from Dr. King’s correspondence, speeches and sermons. In addition, booth visitors are invited to write their dreams on a ‘My Dream Is’ card and post them on an illuminated Dream Wall.   On Martin Luther King Day 2012, JPMorgan Chase and The King Center formally launched The King Center Imaging Project, an unprecedented effort to digitize documents from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other key figures and organizations from the Civil Rights Movement. The project’s archive can be visited at www.thekingcenter.org/archive Dr. Marshall Stevenson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Soc. Sciences, and Provost Alton Thompson search for King-related documents on the exhibition's computer.   The project was initiated at the request of the King Center, which asked JPMorgan Chase to use its technological expertise and financial resources to digitize Dr. King’s Archives and help make them available to new generations of people across the globe. The documents had been available solely to scholars who visited Atlanta. Now anyone, anywhere can learn about Dr. King in a more in-depth and personal way.   A team of more than 300 – including veterans and students at Spelman and Morehouse colleges – digitized about 200,000 documents associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King’s most famous speeches and correspondence, such as his I Have a Dream speech, the Letter from Birmingham Jail, and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, can now be viewed around the world at any given moment.      

2013 Kickoff to Wellness -- Photo Slideshow

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Dr. Rovenia Brock, a renowned television nutritionist who is commonly known as "Dr. Ro," highlighted the Kickoff to Wellness with an address in the E&H Theatre.

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DSU held its annual Kickoff to Wellness on Jan. 24 with activities in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center and culminating in the evening at the E&H Theatre with guest speaker Dr. Rovenia, a renowned television nutritionist who is commonly known as “Dr. Ro.” For images from the Kickoff to Wellness, click on the below slideshow.

Chick-fil-A and Subway hold Grand Opening in DSU MLK Student Center

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Kemal Atkins, vice president of Student Affairs; the Hornet; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Aramark's James A. Heisler and Zubair Shahid; SGA Women's Senate rep Alexis Anderson, and the Chick-fil-A mascot take part on the Ribbon Cutting for the two new food franchises. 

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Delaware State University held the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for the establishment of two new food franchises on campus – Chick-fil-A and Subway – both located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus. The DSU Approaching Storm Band provided music and the Chick-fil-A and DSU Hornet mascots even had a good time dancing. For images of the Grand Opening, click on the below photo slideshow:

DSU Hosts the Lower Del. First State FIRST LEGO League Qualifier

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This group was among 50 students and faculty/staff members who volunteered to help make the First State FIRST LEGO League Qualifier a success.

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Jaula Pitts and Sierra Wise, of the DSU Explorer Club's Amazing Scientists team, get their robot ready for the competition. Consistent with its increased emphasis in the STEM discipline Delaware State University hosted the first-ever Lower Delaware First State FIRST LEGO League Qualifier competition for elementary and middle children on Jan. 19. The FIRST LEGO event engages children to different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and allows them to compete in designing and building a robot, the understanding of core values and in research presentations. Seventeen teams from throughout Lower Delaware – including two teams from the DSU-sponsored Explorer Club – competed in the qualifier. Large tables were set up in the second floor parlors of the MLK Student Center, on which small mobile robots designed by each teams were put to the test in completing a programmed task. “This competition emphasizes teamwork, thinking skills, the use of technology in a productive way, and being creative,” said Cheryl Potack, a mathematics teacher at the Charter School of Wilmington, which fielded a team in the competition. The DSU Explorer Club teams – the Amazing Scientists and the 1.7 Hotties – finished 10th and 17th, respectively. Jatique Gilliard and Michale Speller, the DSU Explorer Club's 1.7 Hotties team, work on their robot. Dr. Eric Cheek, the director of DSU Adult and Continuing Education served as the coordinator of the qualifier. He said the top six teams from the qualifier would go on to compete on Jan. 26 at the First State FIRST LEGO League Championship at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware in Newark. The top six teams that will go to the First State FIRST LEGO League Championship are the Comets -White team and the Comet - Red team both of St. Ambrose School (Pa.), the MOE Bulldogs  of the Prestige Academy of Wilmington, Newark Charter School 1 team, the Brader Elementary School Tigers of Newark, and the top qualifier team, the Chef Bot-Ar-Dees of the Unionville-Chaddis Ford School District (Pa.). The winner of that competition will be invited to the FIRST LEGO International Festival in LEGOLAND in California. During the morning session, junior FIRST LEGO League teams also participated in robotics events, which included four teams from the DSU Explorers Club. All of the junior teams won prizes in their respective categories. About 50 students and faculty/staff members volunteered their time at the event to help make it a resounding success.

Renowned Nutritionist Dr. Ro to Speak at DSU Jan. 24

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  Renowned nutritionist Dr. Rovenia Brock, best known as "Dr. Ro." Delaware State University will jumpstart its annual Kickoff to Wellness with renowned television nutritionist Dr. Rovenia Brock -- who is well known as “Dr. Ro” – who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Education and Humanities Theatre.   The event is free and open to the public.   Dr. Ro is the author of Ten Secrets To Livin’ Healthy and an award-winning health journalist and television personality known for her easy-to-apply diet, fitness and health advice for women and families.   As a leading nutrition coach for over two decades, she was named by More Magazine as one of the nation’s top five nutritionists. She served as nutrition coach on the daytime talk show The View, on which she helped Sherri Shepherd lose weight for her infamous on-camera swimsuit reveal. She contributes regularly to NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, and to National Public Radio.   She is also a nutrition contributor to TV-One’s Makeover Manor where she also hosts Livin’ Healthy With Dr. Ro. As the go-to nutrition coach for real people and celebrities nationwide, Dr. Ro has been featured in O Magazine, Quick & Simple, Self, Ebony, Essence, The Dallas Morning News, Memphis Commercial Appeal and numerous national publications. Her book is recommended by USA Today and New York Daily News as a “must-have” to slim down.   Having lost her mother to stomach cancer at age nine, Dr. Ro has researched and written extensively about ways to break bad health habits—from eating high-calorie comfort foods and resisting exercise to giving up on health goals and taking on the negativity of saboteurs. In her quest to save a generation from early death and preventable disease, Dr. Ro’s passion for stemming the tide of childhood obesity recently led her to create a DVD series “Dr. Ro’s Fit Kidz” to teach children fun ways to embrace nutrition and fitness for healthier lifestyles.   Dr. Ro holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, a MS Degree in Community Nutrition and Broadcast Journalism from Howard University, and a BS degree in Foods and Nutrition from Virginia State University. As an award-winning nutritionist, she has received awards from the National Medical Association, the American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, and is the recipient of Howard University’s Most Distinguished PhD alumnae award in 1998 and 2002. Dr. Ro is Head Nutrition Coach at Dr. Riggins' Medical Aesthetic Skin Care (MASC) in Washington, DC and Gadsden, Alabama, which she co-owns with her husband, Dr. Murray Riggins.    

Dr. Johnnetta Cole event at DSU has been Postponed

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The Dr. Johnnetta Cole talk scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25 has been postponed. DSU is working to reschedule the visit, and will update you when a new date is scheduled.
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The Dr. Johnnetta Cole talk scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25 has been postponed. DSU is working to reschedule the visit, and will update you when a new date is scheduled.

 

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The scheduled guest speaking engagement on Jan. 25 featuring Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole has been postponed. University officials hope that it can be rescheduled in the future.

Black History Month at Delaware State University

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Delaware State University will feature the following events and exhibitions during the 2014 Black History Month:     Make Your Mark Speaker Series - The Three Doctors Thurs. Jan. 30, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 pm) Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd Floor Parlors Features The Three Doctors – Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins    2014 Delaware State University Founders' Day: Where it All Started  Thurs. Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Loockerman Hall  Features an interactive tour of the historic Loockerman Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where the students that lived there will be reenacted, and real stories and history will be shared.     Making Your Mark Speaker Series Thurs. Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Theater, Education and Humanities Building Features family members of the central figure in the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is the University’s “One Book, One Campus” 2013-2014 selection    The DSU Student Government Association’s Black History Showcase Thurs. Feb. 27, 8-10 p.m. Theater, Education and Humanities Building   

DSU to hold Jan. 21 MLK Program; Rev. John Moore as Keynote Speaker

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           Rev. John Moore, Sr. Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League, Inc., will hold the 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday Program at 12 noon Monday, Jan. 21 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on the DSU campus.   The keynote speaker will be the Rev. John Moore, Sr., vice president of the United Way of Delaware and the youth pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Moore is well-known throughout the state of Delaware and beyond for his uncanny portrayal of Dr. King through his presentation of the martyred civil rights leader’s famous speeches.   The Rev. Moore was recently awarded the 2012 Delaware State Educator Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award.   The program will also feature musical selections by the Sankofa String Orchestra and the Mt. Zion AME Church (of Dover) Children’s Choir, as well as spoken word and hip hop artist Amillion the Poet.  

DSU President Harry L. Williams Emcees Gov. Markell's Inauguration

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Dr. Harry L. Williams and Gov. Jack A. Markell shake hands at the beginning of the Jan. 15 Inauguration Ceremony that ushered second term for Delaware's Chief Executive.

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DSU President Harry L. Williams took the morning of Jan. 15 off from DSU to serve as the master of ceremony for the Inauguration Ceremony that ushered in the second terms of Gov. Jack A. Markell and Lt. Gov. Matthew P. Denn. For images from the inauguration, click on the below slide show:

DSU Board Appoints Two New Trustees

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               Mark A. Turner Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members to its body.   Dr. Claibourne Smith, board chair, swore in Mark Turner, WSFS Bank CEO, and John J. Allen, Jr., Delmarva Power vice president, as the board’s newest trustees during its regular Jan. 10 public meeting. Both Mr. Turner and Mr. Allen have been appointed by the Board to serve six-year terms that will end on Aug. 31, 2019.   Mark A. Turner has been president, CEO and director of WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Turner served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of WSFS. His career has also included posts at CoreStates Bank, Meridian Bancorp, as well as the international professional services firm of KPMG, LLP.   Mr. Turner has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management from LaSalle University, a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in executive leadership from the University of Nebraska.   An active leader in business, civic and community circles, Mr. Turner has served as board chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association, board vice chairman of the Delaware Business Roundtable, and as an executive committee member of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. He also has been a senior fundraiser for the Wilmington Grand Opera House, and is involved in fundraising for the University of Pennsylvania and the Boys and Girls Club.               John J. Allen, Jr.   John J. Allen, Jr., is Delmarva Power’s vice president responsible for Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware as well as the counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 2005.   An employee of Delmarva Power for 32 years, Mr. Allen’s background includes Customer Care Leadership, Organizational Training and Development, Training Instructional Design and Development, Human Performance Technology and Performance Improvement and holds industry certificates for Strategic Leadership.   Mr. Allen attended Lincoln University and Southwest Bible College & Seminary and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Theology.   Mr. Allen is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration and is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Maryland.   In civic and community service areas, Mr. Allen serves on the executive board of the Greater Salisbury (Md.) Committee, Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Maryland/D.C. Utilities Association. He also serves as a board member of Nanticoke Health Services, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Visitors, the University System of Maryland Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lower Eastern Shore, as well as a member of the United Way of Delaware Kent & Sussex Advisory Council.

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