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.
On Saturday, Nov. 12 the United States Navy shall christen the USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) – a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship, named in honor of the College’s namesake -World War II veteran and civil rights icon – Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963). Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medgar Evers and the ship’s sponsor, will ceremonially name the vessel by breaking the tradional bottle of champagne against its hull.
Medgar Evers College student Shandelle Williams was profiled in the Daily News.
Ryan Mack, noted author, financial commentator, and President of Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, shall moderate two groundbreaking discussions on Oct. 25 and Oct. 27, 2011 at Medgar Evers College. Both events are free and open to the public.
Monster’s Making It Count “Ultimate Money Skills: College” program provides students with tips on effective credit card use, budgeting, and taking control of student loan debt The Freshman Year Program of Medgar Evers College (CUNY) will host Making It Count’s “Ultimate Money Skills: College,” a financial success presentation created to educate and empower college students […]
The School of Business, in collaboration with the Adult and Continuing Education Program at Medgar Evers College, proudly presents the College’s second annual Entrepreneurship Training and Support Services program, which is free and open to the public. Orientation for the program is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.