The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1, 2012, on the college campus at 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Medgar Evers College Social Work students – Nicole Franklin and Peta-ann Bigby – profiled in the The Positive Community March issue. This semester, the two BSSW students are servicing at-risk youth in our underserved neighborhoods through Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes’ Back on Track program at the CPCA Community Enrichment Center in Brownsville, where they plan and implement activities designed to steer at-risk youth away from criminal activity. Read more of this inspirational story on p. 24 of the magazine’sonline issue.
On Friday March 16, 2012, Medgar Evers College, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education will hold the Ninth Annual National Professional Social Work Month Conference beginning at 8:00 am in the Founders Auditorium at 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Dr. William L. Pollard, President of Medgar Evers College will serve as Honorary Chair.
The Medgar Evers College Department of Physical, Environmental, and Computer Sciences – in conjunction with the National Science Foundation; and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration – will hold the 17th Annual Environmental Issues Conference on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Founders Auditorium.
Building on the success of its life coaching certificate program at Brooklyn College, Triumphant Journeys coaching is expanding its courses to Medgar Evers College Adult Continuing Education program in 2012.
On March 2, the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NWBC), in conjunction with vicelounge, presents theNoir music series. Curated by poet/singer/producer/creative Tai Allen, Noir launches as a benefit and pre-conference celebration.
Medgar Evers College President William L. Pollard and Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and unveiled a proclamation agreeing to establish an annual symposium focusing on racial issues and the law, and their impact on American society. They were joined by political and community leaders, pastors and members of the community in announcing the annual event which will take place every February coinciding with Black History Month.
Medgar Evers College student and new author Kyle Chais is reatured in the The Root as a 2012 Young Futurist. The 20 year – old psychology major wrote his debut novel, Nameless, while living in a homeless shelter. Nameless chronicles the existence of a fallen angel who inhabits the body of a mortal and experiences the joys and lows of being human.
On Wednesday, February 15, iconic Olympic bronze medalist John Carlos will speak and share insights from his book, The John Carlos Story, during the “Athletes & Sports Figures in Black History” event from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at Medgar Evers College, Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., (EOJ auditorium) Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Throughout February, Medgar Evers College shall celebrate Black History Month with an exciting array of events. Themed African-American Trailblazers, Pioneers and Educators, the roster includes activities that run the gamut of the African American experience: from celebrating their cultural contributions through film screenings, videos, book readings, storytelling, artistic creations, and song/dance performances; to critical explorations (such as panel discussions, and featured lectures), of the political and socio-economic advancements made since the heyday of the civil rights era. Event attendees will receive Black History mementos and light refreshments will be served at signature events.
On Friday, Jan 20th, New York State Secretary of State Cesar Perales will present Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget plan at 3 p.m. in the Edison Jackson Auditorium at Medgar Evers College – 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Medgar Evers College student and new author Kyle Chais was profiled in the New York Daily News this weekend.
Triumphant Journeys Life Coaching is partnering with Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College to offer, “English Pronunciation for Career Success,” a beginning course taught by a licensed speech pathologist. The five week course, starting on February 28th, 2012, will include 10 class sessions and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill creating “NY Youth Works,” an inner city youth employment program that will combat high unemployment in the state’s metro areas. In a standing room only audience, students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School as well as Medgar Evers College students, faculty and staff looked on as the Governor, joined by his colleagues from the Legislature, signed the new bill in a ceremony held at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York in Brooklyn.
Derrick E. Griffith has been appointed Acting Assistant Provost for Student Success at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. In this new position, Griffith will have broad, cross – campus responsibilities for the assessment and promotion of student success with a focus on recruitment, retention and graduation. In addition, he will oversee and manage the Smart Scholars Early College – a collaboration between Medgar Evers College and Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School which allows high school students to enroll in Medgar Evers College courses, giving them a head start in their college careers.
The Medgar Evers College Educational Talent Search Program recently received a five-year $1.6 million dollar grant from the US Department of Education. Under the auspices of the School of Professional and Community Development, the program identifies low-income and disadvantaged students and provides them with the academic, career, and financial counseling needed to graduate from high school and continue on to college.
Medgar Evers College is training the next cadre of researchers, doctors, and engineers who will leave its doors with the comprehensive and cutting-edge education required to succeed in today’s global economy.
Medgar Evers College celebrates November is CUNY Month with an exciting array of events.
Medgar Evers College alumnus Antoine Faye has recently been appointed as Special Adviser for Renewable Energies to President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal. In this capacity, Mr. Faye will provide policy briefs to President Wade on strategies for using the country’s resources for renewable energy development. He will also advise the Minister of Renewable Energies on international affairs and work with the international community on investment strategies.
On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Medgar Evers College, in collaboration with the Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, shall host Black Women’s Conference & Career Information: Honoring the Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in Academic Building I – Dining Hall – at 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.