August 2012 | Issue 53
Delaware State University is excited to present the “DSUpdate‚” a special email newsletter for DSU friends‚ alumni, parents and the surrounding community. Please look for the next issue‚ and feel free to share ideas for items you’d like to see in this publication. Enjoy!
Upcoming & Important Dates

Get your tickets today for the
President's Prayer Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 a.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center.

This event will bring together people from throughout the state of Delaware in an inspiring start of the 2012-2013 school year. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Rita Mishoe Page, daughter of former DSU President Dr. Luna I. Mishoe.

The ticket price is $20 per person and $250 per reserved table of 10.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.desu.edu/event/presidents-prayer-breakfast.




AUG. 27 -- Classes start at 4:30 p.m.

SEPT. 13 -- Opening Convocation at 11 a.m.



Week of activities Oct. 14-21

OCT. 20

10 a.m. -- Parade in downtown Dover

1:30 p.m. -- Football vs. North Carolina A&T



OCT. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.



Friday, December 7, with a cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m. and dinner and dancing from 7-11 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

A black-tie affair, the exciting evening will feature gourmet dining, music, dancing, a silent auction and camaraderie.  Net proceeds will benefit Delaware State University student scholarships.

The ticket price is $200 per individual for premier seating and $150 per individual for general seating; $125 for faculty and staff general seating (limit 2 per individual); and $2,500 per reserved table of 10 for general seating.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.desu.edu/event/presidents-scholarship-ball.

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Football kickoff is Sept. 1. Come out and cheer on the Hornets!

Football season is almost here!

Plan to cheer on the Hornets during the first home game of the season on
Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. vs. Virginia Military Institute at Alumni Stadium. It's also Military Appreciation/Youth Day.

Before the game, check out the latest news about the team and a roster of this season's players at the newly redesigned Hornet athletics website, www.dsuhornets.com.

Click here to go directly to the football page.



Join us Sept. 1 and for the other four home games of the season:

  • Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. vs. Florida A&M. Faith/Community/Band Day
  • Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. vs. South Carolina State. Parents Day/Hall of Fame Day
  • Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. vs. North Carolina A&T. Homecoming
  • Nov. 10 vs. Hampton at 1 p.m. Greek/Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

For home game tickets, call 302.857.TIXX or click here.



See the Hornets and the Blue Hens face off Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at University of Delaware Stadium. Before the game, join DSU fans for free refreshments, music and fellowship in the Hornet Fan Pride Tent hosted by President Harry L. Williams. The tent will be located in the University of Delaware’s Hospitality Village, west side of the University Stadium off College Avenue near the Bob Carpenter Center. Click here for a map. Festivities will be from 1-3:30 p.m.

For tickets, call the UD ticket office at 302.831.2257. Ask for section H or I.


We hope to see you at the games!



Award recognizes work in enrollment management

Delaware State University has been awarded the Noel Levitz 2012 Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Award for its significant strides made over the last seven years in the area of enrollment management.  Read more

College of Educ., Health, Public Policy welcomes new dean

Dr. Frederick K. Asinor has been appointed to be the dean of the College of Education, Health and Public Policy. Read more

Professor receives $1M research grant to study crop viruses

Professor of Biology Dr. Vincent N. Fondong grew up working in cassava fields of his native Cameroon. Now, he has been awarded a $1 million competitive research grant to fight viruses that threaten that major food stable crop in his native country as well as in parts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Read more

With rover on Mars, DSU contributes mission expertise

Now that NASA’s Curiosity Rover is exploring Mars, DSU’s Dr. Noureddine Melikechi will contribute his optics expertise as part of the Curiosity ChemCam Team and assist the space agency in analyzing the data that comes back from Mars through the rover.
Read more


NPR station begins broadcasting from campus

“From Delaware State University, this is 91.1 WDDE, Dover!!!!!” Those words rang out at noon Friday, Aug. 17, as the first-ever Delaware-focused public radio station was launched into the airwaves from the DSU campus. Read more

Candy Young leads Hornet Athletics department

Candy E. Young, recently named DSU's first female athletics director, aims to "revive the department with energetic sports programming." Read more




Canaan Baptist Church donates $10,000 for book scholarships

Canaan Baptist Church of New Castle, Del., has shown its support for higher education by donating $10,000 to DSU to go toward book scholarships for Delaware students. Eligible students will be able to receive as much as a $250 book scholarship.

2 professors author books

Dr. Andrew Blake, associate professor of English, has published a book titled African Students Studying in America: Their Experiences and Adjustment Problems at an HBCU, an abridged version. Read more

Dr. Victor N. Gomia, assistant professor of English, has published a new book titled Mobilizing the Hordes: Radio Drama as Development Theater in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

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