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Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

The study documented 40 lynchings in the state during the period from 1854 to 1933. The research was conducted by Nicholas M. Creary and two students. Dr. Creary is an assistant professor of history and government at Bowie State.

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Under the agreement, a broad number of non-academic cultural activities will be jointly developed by Bowie State and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to include professional performances, master workshops, small-group classes and camps.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Book Documents the History of Bowie State University in Maryland

New Book Documents the History of Bowie State University in Maryland

The Torch of Knowledge: A History of Bowie State University tells of the origins of the educational institution from a one-room schoolhouse in 1865 to the major research institution of today that enrolls more than 4,300 undergraduate students and more than 1,100 graduate students.

More Good News on HBCU Enrollments

More Good News on HBCU Enrollments

At Bowie State University in Maryland, 967 first-year students are on campus this fall. This is the highest number in university history. Clark Atlanta University in Georgia reports a 20 percent increase in first-year students.

Mickey Burnim to Step Down From Presidency of Bowie State University

Mickey Burnim to Step Down From Presidency of Bowie State University

Mickey L. Burnim, president of Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year on June 30, 2017. When he retires, he will have led the university for nearly 11 years.

New Provosts for Two Historically Black Universities

New Provosts for Two Historically Black Universities

Patricia Pierce Ramsey, chair of the department of natural sciences at Bowie State University in Maryland, will become provost at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Peter O. Nwosu, a professor and administrator at California State University, Fullerton, will be provost at Clark Atlanta University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Bowie State University Announces a New Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Bowie State University Announces a New Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The concentration will teach students how to develop a startup, run a small business, navigate the venture financing process and bring an entrepreneur’s perspective to large organizations, while building on a foundation of concepts of marketing, accounting, finance and management.

New Administrative Assignments for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kenneth M. Holmes at Howard University, Cherisna Jean-Marie at Jarvis Christian College, Adria N. Kimbrough at Dillard University, Rhonda Jeter-Twilley at Bowie State University, and Wanda K. Brown at Winston-Salem State University.

Traki Taylor Named Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University

Traki Taylor Named Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University

Dr. Taylor has been serving as dean and professor in the College of Education at Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in her career, she was associate dean in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.

After Campus Protests, a Backlash of Racist Incidents Occur on College Campuses

After Campus Protests, a Backlash of Racist Incidents Occur on College Campuses

It comes as no surprise that in the aftermath of campus protests on issues dealing with race, there has been a backlash, with several race-related incidents occurring on campuses across the nation.

New Teaching Posts for Five Black Faculty Members

New Teaching Posts for Five Black Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Tarell Alvin McCraney at the University of Miami, Mary D. Bruce at Governors State University, George Ude at Bowie State University, Berhanu Nega at Bucknell University, and Chris Webber at Wake Forest University.

Eight African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Beatrice Pitts Payne, 1909-2015

In Memoriam: Beatrice Pitts Payne, 1909-2015

Beatrice Pitts Payne graduated from what was then called Bowie Normal School in 1928. She taught in the public schools for 40 years. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living alumna of what is now Bowie State University.

In Memoriam: Freddie T. Vaughns, 1950-2015

In Memoriam: Freddie T. Vaughns, 1950-2015

Dr. Vaughns joined the staff at Bowie State University in Maryland in 2003 and later became a tenured faculty member. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2008.

Bowie State University Students Develop Technology to Aid the Homeless

Bowie State University Students Develop Technology to Aid the Homeless

Students at historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland have developed an electronic kiosk designed for use by homeless people. The kiosk provides up-to-the-minute information about the availability of space in area shelters.

Bowie State University Starts Construction of New Science Center

Bowie State University Starts Construction of New Science Center

The new facility was needed to support the university’s effort to recruit and retain more students interested in STEM fields. It will also allow the university to expand the number of students in its nursing program.

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

The new appointees are Julian R. Williams at George Mason University, Guy-Alain Amoussou at Bowie State, Michael Williams at the University of California, Berkeley, Eddie J. Howard at Youngstown State, Rick Kisner at Tuskegee University, and Obadiah Simmons Jr. at Grambling State.

Bowie State University Embarks on a Year-Long 150th Anniversary Celebration

Bowie State University Embarks on a Year-Long 150th Anniversary Celebration

A new website has been established to promote the anniversary. The site includes a history of the university, a timeline, a schedule of upcoming events, and photo galleries documenting the university’s history.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Cinda Scott at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Clyde Doughty Jr. at Bowie State University, and Mandara Savage at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Maryland HBCUs Team Up With the University of Baltimore School of Law

Maryland HBCUs Team Up With the University of Baltimore School of Law

HBCU students who complete the two-week boot camp program and have a 3.5 grade point average and score at least 152 on the Law School Admission Tests (LSAT) receive a full-tuition scholarship to the law school.

The New Editor of the Howard Journal of Communications

The New Editor of the Howard Journal of Communications

Chuka Onwumechili joined the Howard University faculty in 2009. Currently, he serves as chair of the department of strategic, legal, and media communications. He previously served on the faculty at Bowie State University in Maryland.

The Next Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The Next Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Stacy Franklin Jones has spent the last several years as an independent consultant in Washington, D.C. She is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Eight HBCUs Sign Agreement With China's Ministry of Education

Eight HBCUs Sign Agreement With China’s Ministry of Education

Eight historically Black colleges and universities have signed an agreement with the China Education Association for International Exchange. The agreement calls for 1,000 scholarships for students at the HBCUs to study abroad in China.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Polk at Bowie State University, Shelli Allen at East Central College in Missouri, Kedra Ishop at the University of Michigan, and Ron T. Coley at the University of California, Riverside.

Bowie State University Adds Solar-Powered Charging Stations on Campus

Bowie State University Adds Solar-Powered Charging Stations on Campus

Each of the solar-powered charging stations has seating for up to eight people and has room for two wheelchairs. Each station has six power outlets and four USB outlets.

Former University President Publishes Her First Novel

Former University President Publishes Her First Novel

Thelma B. Thompson served as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2002 to 2011. Since then she has completed work on her first novel and is teaching at Bowie State University.

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

The Washington-Baltimore-Hampton-Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a consortium of universities that is working to increase opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Maryland and Its Four HBCUs Head to Mediation

Maryland and Its Four HBCUs Head to Mediation

Last month’s federal district court ruling stating that Maryland’s HBCUs were harmed by competing academic programs at nearby predominantly White universities did not offer any remedies.