Posts Tagged ‘Alcorn State University’

Myrlie Evers returns to Alcorn State

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2012

Tags: Alcorn State University, civil rights, Medger Evers, Myrlie Evers, The Help

Myrlie Evers has returned to Alcorn State University as a distinguished scholar-in-residence. Widely known for her work on civil rights and racial justice throughout the United States and the world, Evers will spend her time at Alcorn engaged in offering seminars in the Department of Social Sciences, preparing her archival papers for library deposit and […] [...]

Employees attend conference

Alcorn State University employees Dr. Girish Panicker, director of the Center for Conservation Research, and Ashwani Srivastava, chief extension associate, ASU Extension Program (ASUEP), represented the university and shared its global extension and research vision during the International Conference on “Innovative Approaches for Agricultural Knowledge Management, Global Extension Experiences”  organized by International Society of Extension […] [...]

Whitney receives award

Former Alcorn State University men’s basketball coach Davey L. Whitney Sr. has been honored by the Magnolia Bar Association. Whitney was one of the recipients of the Harriet Tubman Awards, the Magnolia Bar’s annual awards for community leadership. The awards are presented to Mississippians who have distinguished themselves as trailblazers and stalwarts in the fields […] [...]

Alcorn State’s Dania has work published by International Journal of Business and Social Sciences

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2011

Tags: Alcorn State University

Dr. Akash Dania, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at Alcorn State University, had his manuscript “Diversification benefits from investing in commodity sector: the case of precious metals, industrial metals and agricultural produce” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business and Social Sciences. [...]

Brown earns award

by MBJ Staff Published: November 13,2011

Tags: Alcorn State University, Christopher Brown, Penn State, Pennsylvania State University

The president of Alcorn State University has received an award from a Pennsylvania State University alumni group. Penn State’s College of Education Alumni Society has chosen Dr. Christopher Brown for its 2011 Excellence in Education Award – the highest honor bestowed on alumni by the society. Brown, Alcorn’s 18th president, earned a doctorate in higher […] [...]

Silitonga appointed to chair

Dr. Maifan Silitonga, director of Alcorn State University’s Mississippi River Research Center-Center for Ecology and Natural Resources (MRRC-CENR), was recently appointed chair of the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-Southern Regional Water Program. The program represents, serves and facilitates 20 land-grant institutions in the region. Recently, Silitonga, Dr. Cedric Sims, agronomy specialist in […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Ayers family worked too hard to see neglect at this level

Never in his wildest dreams  would Jake Ayers had believed, in 1975, what has become of the Mississippi college desegregation lawsuit, known simply as “Ayers.” When all was said and done in 2004, Mississippi education officials said they could get to work enforcing the $503 million settlement designed to correct racist neglect of Jackson State, […] [...]

McAfee named to board

Dr. Dalton H. McAfee, extension administrator at Alcorn State University, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC). McAfee will serve on the ADEC executive committee that officially represents 1890 institutions. A native of Brandon, McAfee holds a doctorate from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from Tuskegee […] [...]

Johnson co-authors study

by MBJ Staff Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Alcorn State University, Dr. Alton B. Johnson

Dr. Alton B. Johnson, associate professor of soil physics and interim director of research at Alcorn State University, recently conducted research by using poultry litter to reduce the harmful effects of a commonly used herbicide in the environment. The study co-authored by Dr. Dennis E. Rowe, head of the Bio-statistics Unit at Mississippi State University, […] [...]

Brown visits White House

Alcorn State University president M. Christopher Brown II was among a select group of individuals recently invited to attend White House Community Leaders Briefing Series, a day-long session of meetings with the White House Office of Public Engagement (OPE). He also met with the United States Department of Education to explore opportunities for strengthened community […] [...]

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