The West Virginia and Regional History Center at West Virginia University is seeking copies of three African American newspapers that were published in Huntington, West Virginia, in the early twentieth century. There are no known copies of these newspapers.
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Dr. Stuart has been serving as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at the university. He will begin serving as provost on May 16. Dr. Stuart formerly served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.
Lynnette Overby, a theatre professor at the University of Delaware, was named deputy director of community engagement. Ian B.K. Martin will join the faculty at West Virginia University and Tasia M. Smith is a new hire at the University of Oregon.
The new website being put together by faculty and students at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will allow users to visit memorials to Black veterans around the world through virtual reality.
Students from each school traveled with faculty members to Selma, Alabama, and used photographs, videos, and the written word to tell stories from the city past as well as investigating the community’s present and hopes for the future.
American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University are hiring resident librarians from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their careers for a three-year period.
Merrill Irving Jr. recently became president of the largest technical college in Minnesota serving 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. African Americans make up 21 percent of the student body.
Elizabeth A. Dooley will also hold the title of vice provost of teaching and learning at the university. Since 2009 Dr. Dooley has been associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University.
Harvey and Jennifer Peyton are donating a series of paintings to the Art Museum of West Virginia University that deal with racial injustice in the 1930s to the 1960s.
The appointees are Christena Cleveland at Bethel University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale, Andrea Washington-Brown at West Virginia University, Blanche Cooke at Wayne State, Eric L. De Barros at Clark University, and Emmett D. Carson at Indiana University.
The appointees are James A. Felton III at Anne Arundel Community College, Charles Gaines at the University of Arkansas, David Fryson at West Virginia University, Mia Henry at Kalamazoo College and Rodney D. Chism at Fayetteville State University.
Taking on new administrative roles are Venessa Funches, Nancy L. Jones, Michael A. Ellington, Michael Williams, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Loretta A. Moore, Angela Simmons, and Marquetta Faulkner.
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.
Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.
Jon E. Cawthorne was named dean of libraries at West Virginia University. He has been serving as the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries.
Jon E. Cawthorne is the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries and Janice Welburn is dean of University Libraries at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Major General Kenneth D. Gray Excellence in Jurisprudence Award will recognize a leader, jurist, or practitioner who has exhibited distinctive and exemplary service to their community and or nation.
The new appointees are Monica Boyd, Stephen L. McDaniel, Alan Robertson Sr., Tanya Freeman, Tara A. Brooks, Brandon P. Brown, Marcus Clark, Ashiwel Undieh, and Scott Jackson Dantley.
Dana D. Brooks was named interim dean of what is now the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in 1992 and appointed dean a year later. He continues to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at the university.
Mark Winston is assistant chancellor and director of the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. Previously, he served on the Rutgers faculty and on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Franklin D. Cleckley was honored by West Virginia University where he has taught for 44 years and Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University won the Faculty Achievement Award from the Southeastern Conference.
Rudolph Hamilton Green was named vice president and chief compliance officer at the University of Miami and Nichelle Perkins is deputy diversity officer at West Virginia University.
There are 1,180 African American students on campus, an increase of 101 students, or 9.4 percent from a year ago. African Americans make up about 4 percent of the study body. Blacks are 3.5 percent of the West Virginia population.
The new appointees are Carla Boutin-Foster, Chacona W. Johnson, Margaret Stephens, David Fryson, Jame’l Hodges, Ashley Robinson, and George Keith Martin.
Here is this week’s news of appointments of Black Americans to administrative and faculty positions at colleges and universities across the United States.
Patricia Edwards of Michigan State University and Charline Barnes Rowland of West Virginia University will be honored at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago which convenes in April.
Here is news of six African Americans who are assuming new duties in higher education.
At West Virginia University, Black Enrollments Exceed Parity With the Black Percentage of the State’s Population
Black enrollments are up 7.7 percent this year compared to an overall increase of just over one percent.
• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was director of alumni and career services at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Previously she was the director of alumni relations and development at Vanderbilt University. • Charles […]