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Norfolk State Planetarium promises exciting free shows for fall

The Norfolk State University Planetarium, located in the Roy A. Woods Science Building, Room 119, has some exciting shows among the stars scheduled for the fall. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Each presentation is about 30 minutes and these programs are free and open to the public. Here is the fall planetarium … Continue reading

African professor teaches real African history at NSU
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African professor teaches real African history at NSU

by Antonio Garland Most people believe that African history started with slavery, but there’s much more behind it. Norfolk State University (NSU) associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies, Patrick Mbajekwe, seeks to teach students that there’s another side to Africa’s distinct background. Mbajekwe, 50, grew up in the village of Onitsha located on the … Continue reading

Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.
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Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.

As part of its MCJR Week conference, the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism is hosting distinguished alumnus Leon Carter, class of ’81, ESPN VP and founder of the Sports Journalism Institute. On Thursday, Sept. 28, Carter is leading an MCJR Week session at 3 p.m. in room 138C of the Student Center on the … Continue reading

President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State
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President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State

(Note: a video statement from President Moore is available at the end of this article.) Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. announced in writing his retirement to the NSU Board of Visitors on Monday, Sept. 25. The BOV formally accepted his retirement decision through a special call meeting the same day … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading

NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic
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NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic

The 2017 Labor Day Classic will go down in Norfolk State history as a bittersweet loss and victory to longtime rival Virginia State University. The Trojans beat the Spartans 14-10 on the gridiron, but in the Battle of the States, the first-ever fundraising challenge between the two HBCUs, Norfolk State was victorious. NSU raised $316,866 … Continue reading

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President Moore’s fall 2017-spring 2018 outreach schedule for students, faculty and staff

PRESIDENT MOORE’S FALL 2017-SPRING 2018 OUTREACH SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF Student Office Hours: Current NSU students can request a 30-minute appointment with the President in his satellite office (room 331) at the Student Center. Student Office hours are generally twice a month on Wednesdays (beginning September 6, 2017) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 … Continue reading

Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal
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Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal

To celebrate the return of the Labor Day Classic football game to the William “Dick” Price Stadium on September 2, Norfolk State and Virginia State are staging another competition – a fundraising challenge. The Battle of the States Giving Challenge is a giving competition, designed to see which school can raise the most money from their alumni, … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
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Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor On Wednesday, July 19, the Spartan Echo had an opportunity to sit down with Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. (Editor’s Note: The entire unedited interview is available as embedded video at the end of this article.) Several topics were discussed ranging from the usual annual … Continue reading

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Governor names new Board of Visitors members for Norfolk State University

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed two new members to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors. The newest board members are Corynne S. Arnett and Rodney O. Powell. Arnett, of Richmond, is the vice president of financial management at Dominion Energy Inc. She is responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting functions and generation system … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

Shackleford selected Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
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Shackleford selected Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dr. Michael M. Shackleford has been named the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management effective immediately. Dr. Shackleford has been with Norfolk State University staff since January 2016. He brings to the position a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership in both student affairs and enrollment management. At Virginia State University, he served … Continue reading

MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities
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MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities

Students enrolled in a Norfolk State University public relations course have decided to host an HIV/AIDS awareness panel discussion in honor of Project Choices’ ibook release. The event will take place on the campus of Norfolk State University in the Student Center, room 138B from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. The student body will be able to receive … Continue reading