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Saturday, February 27, 2021

CAMPUS LIFE

Medgar Wiley Evers: A Civil Rights Icon

Alcorn State University (ASU) has had many notable figures attend throughout its 150 year history.One major person was one of the faces of the Civil Right Movement, and was also an alumnus at Alcorn State University. Medgar Wiley Evers was an American Civil Rights leader who fought for racial...

The Oakland Memorial Chapel: Alcorn’s Black History

February, as many of us know, is Black History Month, which dwells into the historical and groundbreaking contributions that African Americans have bestowed upon the United States of America as well as the world. Alcorn State University (ASU), throughout its illustrious history, has gifted the planet with Civil Rights...

Girl’s Coalition Hosts Empowerment Seminar

Girl’s Coalition hosted a “Tell Me How You Feel” empowerment seminar from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on November 12th to help uplift young women across the Alcorn State University (ASU) Campus via ZOOM. Girl’s Coalition (GC) was first founded at Jackson State University by Alexis Moore and was established...

Girl’s Coalition Holds Paint and Sip

On Monday, November 9th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the James L. Bolden Campus Union in Room 7-8, Girl’s Coalition hosted a Paint and Sip with an event entitled, Adopt-A-Freshman. Girl’s Coalition is an organization on Alcorn State University's (ASU) campus that empowers and mentors young women in...

The Junior Class Cabinet Presents: Strut For a Cure

The Junior Class Cabinet held a 'Strut for a Cure' fashion show on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm. The show featured the Truly Recognizing and Embracing Natural Differences (T.R.E.N.D.) Modeling Squad as the special guests to perform. The event was held on the Plaza next to the Campus Union....

Sangria in the Park: Runway Show Edition by Raymond Banks and Karen Flaggs

Sangria in the Park was a runway show hosted by fashion designers, Raymond Banks and Karen Flaggs. Each showcased clothes from their upcoming clothing lines. On Sunday, October 4th, at 6:00 pm Banks, who is a 2018 Alcorn Mass Communications graduate and Flaggs, who attended Alcorn, held their show at...

Lljuna Weir: Dedicated Commitment

Lljuna Weir, an Alcorn State University graduate, has been employed at Alcorn State University (ASU) for 22 years. Being a known face in and around the University, she has involved herself in the campus community developing relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Weir's passion and commitment has allowed her...

Braves Switch to Western Division in SWAC

On Thursday, September 3rd, League officials from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) announced that the Alcorn State University (ASU) Braves would be joining the Western Division during the 2021-2022 school year. With the recent departure of the Florida A&M University Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to officially joining...

Agriculture: A Fulfilling Career

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd was reared in Sturgis, Mississippi. In 1986, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University where she majored in Chemistry. She later went on to attend Mississippi State University where she attained a Master's and Doctorate in Forest Products with...

Greeks Unite to Host Human Trafficking Forum

On Thursday, February 6th, at 6:00 pm in the Campus Union Ballroom, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Phi Chapter along with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Delta Kappa Chapter at Alcorn State University (ASU) hosted a Human Trafficking Forum for “Pham Week”. The Human Trafficking Forum discussed and...