Friday, October 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Auditorium of the Engineering Building
Join your faculty colleagues interested in developing and re-designing their research agendas with an interactive workshop led by Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young! Dr. Young who received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University served as a program director at the National Science Foundation within the Directorate of Education and Human Resource Development. She is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the U.S. Black Engineer of the Year Education Award. Dr. Crumpton-Young's career combines extensive research experience with a focus on mentoring faculty colleagues and students across disciplines.
This workshop is free and open to all Jackson State University faculty members. Faculty members who register will receive an e-mail confirmation of their enrollment, reminder of the workshop and, if available, copies of workshop materials.
Due to overwhelming demand, the deadline for application to the Research and Scholarly Engagement Academy has been extended to Friday, September 27, 2013. The Academy invites applications from all faculty for this intensive year-long series of activities including workshops, mentoring, coaching and engagement with foundations and federal agencies. For more information, please contact the Center for University Scholars by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (601) 979-6949 or (601) 979-0691.
The Center for University Scholars will host its semi-annual Tenure and Promotion Workshop for faculty members on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center. This workshop is geared toward assisting faculty submitting their applications this year.
The Center for University Scholars is currently considering graduate assistantship requests from faculty members. We expect to make decisions regarding assistantship awards by Friday, August 23, 2013. In the interim, the graduate assistantship application will be disabled.
The deadline for JSU full-time tenure track to apply for a graduate assistantship for the 2013-3014 academic year is August 19, 2013. All eligible faculty members who have applied by this deadline will be considered. The Center privileges applications leading to research publication and/or grant submission.
Dr. Bennett Odunsi, a recipient of a graduate assistantship from the JSU Center for University Scholars, has been named one of the decade’s top ten African-centered scholars. Dr. Odunsi is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration.
The awards are give to researchers who have built, nurtured and inspired communities of scholars to seriously investigate African issues. The award is named after the Egyptologist, Pan-Africanist and Mau Mau activist Mwalimu Baba Joseph “Topp” Wallace. The 2012 awards were given out at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies convened at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.
Dr. Preselfannie McDaniels published “Creating A Legacy of Disconnection: Colorism and Classism in Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding.” The chapter was published in Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature, edited by Tara T. Green of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The chapter is an outgrowth of research Dr. McDaniels conducted as a 2005 University Scholar.
Dr. Emmanuel Nwagboso, Associate Professor of Political Science at Jackson State University, recently published Anarchy and the Quest for Political Stability in Sierra Leone with Edwin Mellon Press. Dr. Nwagboso thanked the Center for University Scholars for providing assistance that helped him complete the manuscript.
Join us in one of our two annual tenure and promotion workshops. This one focuses on completing the application and tracking the status of the application throughout the review process. All faculty are invited to join us!
Event: Tenure and Promotion Discussion: Completing the Application and Next Steps When: September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM Where: Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center
The reporting structure for the Center for University Scholars is being changed. A decision on graduate assistantship requests will be delayed as we make the transition. We hope to have the process completed by August 10, 2012. Applicants will receive decisions on their applications at that time.
Jackson State University is designated as a "high research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
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