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  • Posted November 15, 2017

    Alcorn introduces paperless graduate clearance process

    The concerns of students at Alcorn State University have been heard.

    The university has ended the paper-based clearance forms process. Beginning with seniors eligible to earn degrees at the fall 2017 commencement, graduates will be able to electronically clear the university and also remove any holds from their accounts that would prevent them from graduating.

  • Posted November 10, 2017

    Joseph Maxwellson sketches portrait of President Rankins, presents it to him during Honors Convocation Luncheon

    Joseph Maxwellson, a freshman computer science major at Alcorn State University, has proven to be a scholar as well as an artist.

    The Provost Scholar displayed his talent during the 76th Biannual Honors Convocation Luncheon Thursday, Oct. 26 when he presented President Alfred Rankins Jr. with a self-portrait. As part of the First/Second-Year Experience program and a continuation of the orientation experience, the student enlisted the assistance of University College to provide an avenue for him to present the gift to the 19th President leading Alcorn State University.

  • Posted November 10, 2017

    Dr. Akash Dania's scholarly articles published in business journals

    Dr. Akash Dania, director of Graduate Business Programs and associate professor of Finance at Alcorn State University’s School of Business, recently published three papers in finance and management science and supply chain focused journals.

    The paper titled, “Examining the Dynamic Linkages of Performance and Volatility of REIT Returns,” which has appeared in the “Journal of Wealth Management,” extends the literature on the financial performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs). This paper examines whether U.S. REIT returns are impacted by global REITs and other real estate subsectors, such as the U.S. Real Estate Index (USRE) and the U.S. Mortgage Finance Index (USMF).

  • Posted November 10, 2017

    Joanna Williams attends 2017 Mississippi Library Association Conference

    The history of Alcorn State University was presented by one of the university’s dedicated librarians.

    Joanna Williams, reference and archivist librarian at the J. D. Boyd Library, was selected to present a poster board titled, “If Walls Could Talk: An Oral History, Alcorn State University,” at the 2017 Mississippi Library Association (MLA) Conference Thursday, Oct. 19 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

  • Posted November 2, 2017

    Final enrollment data supports Alcorn’s enhanced recruiting efforts

    Alcorn State University is steadily growing into a heavily sought after university among students worldwide and the university is taking notice.

    Final enrollment figures reported to governing bodies in October point to strong growth during the fall 2017 semester. Alcorn tallied 3,669 total full-time undergraduates and graduates – a 7 percent increase over 2016. Additionally, Alcorn’s freshman class remains the largest in history with 1,282 students. The size of the 2017 freshman class increased by 39% over fall 2016 and the academic prowess of the class also increased. Students in the fall 2017 class with an ACT range of 24-27 increased by 82% and students with a 28 and above increased by 200%, when compared to fall 2016.

  • Posted November 2, 2017

    Alcorn issues game day reminders, to celebrate military, veterans and first responders

    Alcorn State University will recognize the contributions of all those who serve in uniform and help ensure our nation’s vitality. At its 2 p.m. football game Saturday versus Alabama A&M in Spinks-Casem Stadium, the university will celebrate and honor military service members, veterans and first responders.

    All military personnel, veterans and first responders (law enforcement, fire & EMT/paramedics, etc.) will be admitted to the game for free at all gates with proper identification (D.O.D. ID Card, VA ID Card, badge, etc.). Family members and other guests must purchase a ticket.

  • Posted October 27, 2017

    Larry Goodin helps bring computer literacy to students in Haiti

    As a child growing up in Natchez, Mississippi, Larry Goodin often dreamed about traveling the world. In his spare time, he would flip through the pages of encyclopedias to learn about other countries and cultures to feed his fascination with globetrotting. Now that Goodin has ascended into adulthood, he’s using his love for traveling to exercise his other passion; helping others.

  • Posted October 27, 2017

    School of Nursing educates Alcorn community with breast cancer, diabetes health event

    Dr. Geraldine Young, assistant professor for Alcorn State University’s Department of Graduate Nursing, hosted a free health event, “Saving Breasts & Putting Diabetes to Rest,” Wednesday Oct. 25 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union. Students, faculty and staff were able to receive free health screenings for blood pressure, kidney disease and breast examinations.

    Freshman, biomedical engineering major Brian Rodgers of Chester, Pennsylvania stated, “While walking, I noticed the poster stating that there was a free health fair, and you can never be too conscious of your health. If you have diseases that run in your family, it’s good to take advantage of these free health screens, so you can stay on top of your health,” said Rodgers.

  • Posted October 27, 2017

    Dr. Akash Dania appointed to the editorial review board for the International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice Journal

    Dr. Akash Dania, director of Graduate Business Programs and associate professor of finance at Alcorn State University’s School of Business, has been appointed to the editorial review board of the International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice (IBRTP) Journal.

    The International Business: Research, Teaching, and Practice Journal aims to publish insightful, innovative and impactful research on international business topics. The publication is multidisciplinary in scope, interdisciplinary in content and methodology, and has a developmental mission.

  • Posted October 27, 2017

    Students talk campus life at SGA Town Hall Meeting

    The Student Government Association at Alcorn State University hosted a Town Hall Meeting Monday, Oct. 23. Students were given a chance to make their voices heard and express their concerns about campus and student life, financial aid, campus police and activities. SGA President, Patrick Herbert and First Vice President, Lamar Scott, moderated the event and gave students the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Posted October 26, 2017

    Scholar students honored at 2017 Honors Convocation

    Students who exude knowledge, character and intelligence at Alcorn State University were honored for their academic excellence during the University’s annual celebration of scholars.

    Over 600 President’s and Dean’s Scholars were honored at the 76th Biannual Honors Convocation Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Oakland Memorial Chapel. Senator Willie Simmons delivered the event’s keynote speech.

  • Posted October 20, 2017

    Kristina Brown promotes women empowerment movement at Alcorn

    The 91st Miss Alcorn State University, Kristina Brown, has created the initiative, “Women Empowerment Wednesday.” Through this initiative, female students at Alcorn can post their pictures on Instagram using the hashtag, #WEW.

    Brown pondered upon the creation of this movement during summer 2016, but she put the movement into action in September of this year. The purpose of WEW is to promote sisterhood. This initiative helps girls to feel more confident about themselves and become involved in various activities on and off campus.

  • Posted October 20, 2017

    Freshmen at Alcorn reflect on their first Homecoming experience

    Now that Homecoming 2017 is a thing of the past, freshmen at Alcorn State University took a moment to recount some of their top highlights from their first college Homecoming experience.

    This year’s festivities included a pool party, the 71 Jump Street Block Party, Karaoke Night, the annual Step Show, Coronation, a concert and the Homecoming Parade. The Braves football team put a stamp on Homecoming 2017 by defeating Prairie View A&M 34-21.

  • Posted October 13, 2017

    Alcorn freshmen learn time management skills

    On Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the J.D. Boyd Library, Medgar Wiley Evers Auditorium, an event led by academic advisor GeColby Youngblood took place for freshmen in an effort to teach them a few lessons and guidelines about time management in college.

    “When brainstorming the topic of my first event at Alcorn, I thought one that would help out new students would be best for me when it was finally my time,” Youngblood said.

  • Posted October 13, 2017

    School of Nursing to spread breast cancer and diabetes awareness at upcoming event

    Alcorn State University’s School of Nursing will host an event that will focus on breast cancer and diabetes education.

    The School will spread awareness on the illnesses during their Saving Breasts & Putting Diabetes To Rest free health event Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Education on both topics, as well as screenings, will be available to those who participate.

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