“This designation is nearly 125 years in the making and long overdue. As one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Universities, Central State University can play an important role in promoting agriculture research and education through the country. Central State University designation as an 1890 land-grant university means increased opportunities for partnerships with Ohio’s agriculture industry and increased potential for its graduates to obtain jobs in Ohio’s leading industry.”
Congressman Mike Turner:
“As Ohio’s only public Historically Black College and University, Central State University’s designation is long overdue. I want to thank my colleague Rep. Marcia Fudge for working with me to ensure that CSU and its students have the opportunity to benefit from these important programs and expand upon their proud history of agricultural education.”
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty:
"As the only alumna in history from Central State University to serve in Congress, I was honored to work with CBC Chairwoman Fudge and other colleagues to bring CSU across the finish line to join other HBCUs as an 1890 land grant university. This will afford faculty and students an enriched opportunity to not only showcase its great Water Resources Management Program but to partner with Ohio's other land grant university -- The Ohio State University."
“Congressman Mike Turner’s tireless efforts on behalf of Central State led directly to this designation, and we at the University are extremely grateful for his efforts. Sincere appreciation is extended to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and her staff, whose efforts were pivotal in garnering support among members of Congress across the country. As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Fudge clearly understands the important role that Central State University plays in affording educational opportunities for Ohio students, especially underserved populations. In addition, we are so proud of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty not only for her stellar representation as an alumna, but also because of her tenacity and leadership toward the uplift of all Ohio citizens. Furthermore, Central State University, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students are immensely grateful for Senator Sherrod Brown’s leadership, the perseverance and his dedication in support of CSU receiving land-grant status.”
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.
Call for papers
2014 Theme: Gaining and Practicing Citizenship Across the Diaspora: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
Under the sponsorship of the Department of Humanities
April 3-4, 2014
The Black Diaspora Conference is an annual interdisciplinary forum bringing people together to reflect on issues and concerns related to people of African descent. The objective of the conference is to promote and expand public awareness, scholarship, and research in the area of Black Diaspora studies.
The theme for the 9th Black Diaspora Conference is “Gaining and Practicing Citizenship across the Diaspora: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.” Papers on any aspect of the Black Diaspora are welcome, but the organizers are particularly interested in papers that connect issues of civil rights the practice of citizenship and the experience of Black people as they continue to navigate the exercise of citizens’ rights and obligations around the world.
We invite the submission of papers and panels from scholars, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and community activists. Presentations will be accepted in all academic areas, including these: humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, education, and performing and fine arts. Contributions may be historical, theoretical, empirical, or comparative, and innovative approaches are especially welcome.
Paper contributions should be for 20-minute presentations. Acceptance of the submission implies a commitment to register for and attend the conference. Registration is $100 for presenters and $15 for retired scholars, senior citizens, and students.
Deadline for submission of abstract and/or paper: February 1, 2014. Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2014
Please mail or send via email your proposals for panels and/or papers (with abstracts of 150 words) as well as a brief C.V. to:
Dr. Anne-Marie Schuler, Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Funwi Ayuninjam, Director of Global Education
The College of Education at Central State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and will take place April 13-15, 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Education Preparation Program (EPP). For example: graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates or school partners.
We invite you to submit written testimony to: Board of Examiners, NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023 or email email@example.com
Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the EPP for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or EPPs.
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