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Central State University will hold a free two-week summer camp focused on gardening, nutrition and exercise.
Seed to Bloom teaches participants about healthy foods and plant life through outdoor learning explorations and classroom and laboratory activities. The half-day camp is for rising 6th and 7th graders and is a part of the University’s Land-Grant initiatives. It will take place June 8 through June 19.
As an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, Central State provides scientific research and outreach initiatives that eliminate disparities and enhance community wellness. The Land-Grant designation enables the University to expand its focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM).
The camp is sponsored in part by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service with assistance by the Wilberforce Chapter of the Links, Inc.
Central State University will host a number of free activities on April 23 to promote community wellness and healthy living.
Community Wellness Day will be held at the CSU main campus in Wilberforce Ohio. The day will start with line dancing at 11 am in the Norman E. Ward Sr. University Center Ballroom. A community one-mile walk/run will be held at noon at McPherson Memorial Stadium and a Spin Class will occur at 2 pm in Walker Gymnasium. All activities are free and open to the public.
The events are part of the University’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the second Morrill Act, which was the legislation that established Central State University and other universities as Land-Grant Schools. Last year, Central State received its federal designation as an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Land-Grant community programming and scientific research will be focused on promoting health, preventing disease and eliminating disparities in rural and urban communities.
“As a Land-Grant Institution, our mission is to conduct research and lead initiatives that promote the overall health of the communities we serve,” said Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President of Central State University. “This event corresponds with efforts to better serve community needs.”
Kettering Health Network and Greene Memorial Hospital are partnering with the University to provide health information and screenings at the Wellness event. The walk begins at noon. Participants are asked to arrive at 11 am. Walkers/runners can either walk on the track at the Stadium or use a scenic route around campus.
Congratulations to Central State University Trustee Mark Hatcher, who has been named one of Savoy Magazine's 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers. Hatcher is a partner with the law firm Baker & Hostetler, LLP in Columbus, Ohio. He specializes in corporate and commercial law transactions, healthcare transactions, and regulatory compliance.
He has been named one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and recognized in Who’s Who in Black Columbus where he received the renowned Emerging Leaders Award.
Trustee Hatcher was appointed to the CSU Board of Trustees in December, 2014 by Governor John Kasich. Savoy Magazine is an African-American lifestyle magazine, which focuses on fashion, business, technology, and style.
For more information on the award, please go to: http://www.bakerlaw.com/shownews.aspx?show=149851
Wilberforce, Oh. – Four Central State University students will challenge the best and brightest HBCU students at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship next week.
The competition is an academic competition that showcases the academic prowess of students from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The National Championship Tournament will be held March 21-25 in Torrance, California.
CSU’s team is comprised of:
• James Rodney White, a History Major
Dr. Obiwu Iwuanyanwu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, is the team’s coach.
The teams compete for the title of “National Champion” and a $50,000 institutional grant from Honda. The Honda All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to participating HBCUs.
Members of the Ohio Delegation and Central State University President Applaud, Celebrate Central State Becoming an 1890 Land-Grant Institution
Washington, DC –– Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Congressman Michael Turner (OH-10), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) and Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President of Central State University, released the following statements to recognize the designation of Central State University as an 1890 land-grant institution in the Conference Report to H.R. 2642 – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013:
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge:
Senator Sherrod Brown:
Congressman Mike Turner:
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty:
Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond:
A land-grant college or university is an institution designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890; Central State University falls under the latter. The Morrill Acts provided federal land sold by the state to fund agricultural studies at public colleges and universities.
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