Jackson State University poli sci department receives $509K NSF grant, will collaborate with other universities on racial trauma and political behaviors

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Political Science Professor D’Andra Orey, Ph.D., has received a $509,000 multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Orey serves as the principal investigator. Funds will be used to explore the intersection of race, exposure to trauma and politics on urban residents compared to individuals residing in rural areas. Partnering institutions include Mississippi…

Jackson State University Appoints Josiah Sampson III as VP for Enrollment Management

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson announces the appointment of Josiah J. Sampson, III, Ph.D., as vice president for Enrollment Management, effective Jan. 18. In the role, Sampson will provide leadership and oversight for the university’s strategic enrollment management planning for the areas of admissions/recruitment, financial aid services and the registrar…

TV-One Airing Encore Presentation of “Unsung” with Mtume

In tribute to the late two-time Grammy winner James Mtume, TV-One will air an encore presentation of his feature on their longtime music documentary series, “Unsung”, on Wednesday, January 12th at 8 pm ET and Saturday, January 15th at 11 am ET. Originally aired in May of 2018, “Unsung”covered Mtume’s life and career from his…

Carnegie Classification reaffirms Jackson State as ‘high research activity’ university

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has received reaffirmation in the category of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” based on the latest evaluation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The 2021 reaffirmation reflects the university’s commitment to elevate its research and empower academic excellence and outreach as part of our mission to…

COVID-19 regular vaccines, boosters: Jackson State University offering Pfizer and Moderna to public; Pfizer available for those ages 12 and older

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will provide free Pfizer and Moderna regular vaccines and boosters to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. Also, the regular Pfizer vaccine will be available for those ages 12 and older.  The Jackson-Hinds…

Jackson State University’s virtual MLK Convocation will be Friday, Jan. 14; Margaret Walker Center also will present 3 with ‘For My People’ awards

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University associate professor Deidre L. Wheaton, Ph.D., will keynote the virtual 54th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Convocation in JSU’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, sponsored by The Margaret Walker Center. Due to coronavirus protocols, there will not be an in-person audience. However,…

SHEEN Magazine Announces William P. Chapman, III as the New Publisher

Same Premium Magazine, New Leader Fountain Inn, SC, January 06, 2022 –(PR.com)– SHEEN Magazine announces the promotion of William P. Chapman III to Publisher of SHEEN Magazine. With a proven track record of maximizing revenue, profit and creating high-quality content for the publication, the millennial master strategist and visionary takes his rightful place at the helm…

$150K endowment by P3 Group helps Jackson State students pay college expenses; Sonic Boom gets $10K boost

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University received a $150,000 endowment from the foundation of The P3 Group, Inc., which is the largest African American-owned real-estate development firm in the U.S. The Group equally contributed $150,000 to Florida A&M University. The Brown Foundation Community Development Corporation, the philanthropic arm of P3, also provided a one-time $10,000…

Jackson State University and Mississippi College receive $5 million grant, join forces to create public health programming

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University and Mississippi College are set to receive a $5 million Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) grant for a joint venture aimed at promoting and protecting population health by focusing on academics, community and the workforce. Among several initiatives, the collaboration allows for the creation of a bachelor’s in public…

JSU Grad Damian Murray Named A Schwarzman Scholar

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University (JSU) alumnus Damian Murray has been named to the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2023. The program funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Murray intends to research how entrepreneurship and investing can create wealth in communities of color and close the wealth…

President’s and Provost’s Scholars Reception honors 170 students for academic excellence

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University honored 170 academic “champions” on last Sunday, with some of them gathering for the inaugural President’s and Provost’s Scholars Reception to receive gold medallions for their steady commitment to excellence. The event was held in the atrium of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology building. Mitchell Shears, Ph.D., conceived…

Upcoming Graduate Dailyn Hereford Secures Full-time Opportunity at Oracle

(JACKSON, Miss.) —  On Friday, Dailyn Hereford will receive her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Jackson State University. She has accepted a full-time job offer and is currently working as a digital marketing specialist at Oracle. As a two-time summer intern for the Fortune 500 company, Hereford says, “As graduation approaches, I feel extremely relieved to…

Jackson State University Earns Reaffirmation of Its Accreditation from SACSCOC

Jackson, MS – Jackson State University (JSU) announces the successful decennial review of its regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC). The SACSCOC Board of Trustees made the announcement at its annual meeting today. The next decennial review is scheduled to occur in 2031. “The reaffirmation of Jackson State…

With $50,000 Retool Your School grant, Jackson State University students get what they want: an outdoor study space

(JACKSON, Miss.) — After earning $50,000 in the annual Home Depot Retool Your School project, perennial winner Jackson State University is showcasing several beautification projects throughout campus that students suggested, including an outdoor study space. Since 2009, the Home Depot Retool Your School Program has provided more than $4.1 million in campus improvement grants that…

As omicron variant spreads in U.S., requests for Pfizer and Moderna boosters on the rise at Jackson State University vaccine site; free shots available Tuesday, Dec. 7, for campus, local communities

(JACKSON, Miss.) — As the COVID-19 omicron variant spreads, more people are lining up at Jackson State University for free Pfizer and Moderna boosters. Vaccinations are available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at “One University Place, Suite 6, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center…