Spotlights

Venyke Harley Named New Director of Human Relations & Organizational Development for SCSU 1890 Program

The SC State University 1890 Research & Extension Program welcomed Venyke Harley as the program’s new director of human relations and organizational development. Harley assumed the role Jan. 6, and is the first to hold this newly added position. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve along with the 1890 Research and Extension team as…

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Summerville Native Creates Retro Video Game System

Patrick Rollins, a junior computer science major at Voorhees College, recently developed a retro game system called “R box” that plugs into the TV with an HDMI cord to play. The R box contains Nintendo video games, but Rollins also creates games on a program named “NESmaker.” Once the games are created, they are installed…

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Howard Receives Collection of African American Art, Establishes Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics in Honor of Legendary Scholar Ronald W. Walters

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D., was recognized as a leading political strategist and expert on issues affecting the African diaspora. A dedicated leader, Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s Department of Political Science for 25 years and was department chair for nearly a decade. In honor of Walters’ legacy, his wife, Patricia Turner Walters, is gifting Howard University with…

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Morris College Presents “The Blueprint” as 2020 Homecoming Theme, Announces Homecoming Lineup

Morris College presents “The Blueprint” as the theme for the 2020 Morris College Homecoming week scheduled Jan. 19-25, 2020. The Morris College Hornets will compete against Fisk University on Saturday, Jan. 25. “The Blueprint” is an experience that embodies the legacy of Morris College and all of Hornet Nation. The theme models the foundation of…

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College of Charleston Prepares to Celebrate 250th Anniversary in 2020

By Ron Menchaca The College of Charleston will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020 with a yearlong schedule of events and projects aimed at highlighting the university’s storied and complex history while also looking ahead to its bright future under the leadership of a new president. The College, whose founding in 1770 predates the United States of America,…

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First Choice and City of North Charleston Repack the Backpack

  Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice health plan will host its first “Repack the Backpack!” event, featuring health screenings for all ages, children’s activities, refreshments and backpacks with school supplies provided at no cost (while quantities last). The event, co-sponsored with the City of North Charleston, will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, from 9 a.m.…

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“Your Destiny is Calling Your Name” Says Claflin Alumna to 2019 Fall Graduates in Commencement Message

Dr. B. DaNine J. Fleming ’96 told Claflin University fall graduates that they have beaten the odds during a turbulent period in the nation’s history and that their future is bright in her keynote message at Claflin University’s 2019 Fall Commencement December 13 in the Jonas. T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex.  “Your struggles of…

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Claflin University Student to Compete in Black College Quiz Competition

Sophomore Otiana Thompson has been selected to participate in the 2020 Black College Quiz (BCQ) competition. The quiz show series, presented by State Farm, features students from HBCUs who showcase their knowledge and skill in African-American history. Hosted by radio host, actor, comedian, producer, entrepreneur Thomas Miles, aka “Nephew Tommy,” the weekly, half-hour series has…

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