WILBERFORCE, Oh - Central State University will be the Greene County site for the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday.”
The free event will be held from 2 pm- 4pm on Sunday Feb. 8 in Room 114 in the Joshua I. Smith Center for Education & Natural Sciences. Parents and students can get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required in order for a student to receive federal financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans, as well as need-based state grants. Studies show that a student is 50% more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.
While walk-ins are welcome, registration for the event is encouraged. To register, go to www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org. For more information call 937-376-6571.
The event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. OASFAA is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the State of Ohio for higher education.
Central State University Chorus to Perform at Ohio Governor’s Inauguration
WILBERFORCE, Oh - The Grammy- nominated Central State University Chorus will perform at Ohio Governor John Kasich’s inauguration on Monday, January 12.
Jeremy Winston, Assistant Professor of Music & Chorus Director, said the 50-member choir will close the ceremony with two musical selections. “We are honored to participate in the celebration of Governor John Kasich’s inauguration,” Winston said. “I believe the Central State University Chorus is one of Ohio’s gems musically...We have continued to represent Ohio both nationally and internationally.”
The Chorus is the only choir participating in the Governor’s ceremony at the Southern Theatre on Monday. More than 900 people are expected to attend.
Doug Preisse, chairman of A New Day Committee, which is planning the inauguration, said, “The Central State University Chorus is one of the most highly acclaimed choral groups in Ohio and we are thrilled to have them participate in this historic event.”
“We look forward to their performance and have no doubt that these students will serve as excellent representatives of their university and our great state,” Preisse said.
The Chorus, which is comprised of students who are freshmen through seniors, has performed at the White House and abroad at the Vatican, throughout China and more recently, across Europe where they performed for sold-out audiences including in Prague, Czech Republic with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The Chorus appears on several Telarc International CD recordings: The Best of Erich Kunzel, Gershwin Centennial Edition, Play Ball, Blue Monday, Porgy and Bess, and Amen: A Gospel Celebration which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994.
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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