Tuesday, November 30

Tag: learning

Lincoln Barnes Lectures series held at Convocation
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Lincoln Barnes Lectures series held at Convocation

By Lorel Durant Students and faculty met in the International Cultural Center once again to hear a Lincoln-Barnes Lecture series at yesterday convocation. Allan Edwards, President of Philadelphia based organization The Brandywine Workshop, gave a presentation entitled: “Changing Demographics: New Opportunities for Careers in the Arts.” The Brandywine Workshop is devoted to supporting the work of multi-ethnic artists in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies. Edwards, a self-proclaimed family man, mentioned how he uses his sense of family and community to understand his connections to the larger world. “Collaboration is how you get things done,” Edwards said, “Working alone doesn’t get you very far." Edwards also touched on how America is tran...
BEEP Conference Prepares Students for Life After College
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BEEP Conference Prepares Students for Life After College

By: Alex Oates The Black Executive Exchange Program was held yesterday for Lincoln University students majoring in business and entrepreneurial studies. The conference was sponsored by the National Urban League. The league is a civil rights organization based in New York City. It is also the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the United States. The theme of this years event was leadership development and codes for employment. Business professionals, government officials, and entrepreneurs shared business tips and explained correct attire for the workplace. “Knowledge about professions is to help transition out students into professionals,” said  Professor Kennie Edwards, the coordinator for the event. A discussion panel was set in place for students to ask qu...
Forensic Society, Honors Society debate
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Forensic Society, Honors Society debate

By: Ashley Reding Members of Lincoln University's Forensic Society and Horace Mann Bond Honors Society squared off during a debate on Saturday featuring a controversial topic. "Resolved:  Historically Black Colleges Universities should be abolished.” “This was an important topic and will be discussed over the course of the next few years,” said Lewis Thomas, who was one of the four judges of the debate, and former president of the Forensic Society. Taking the affirmative, the Forensic Society touched basis on the fact that HBCU’s will never be able to compete with predominately White institutions also known as PWI’s. The Honors Society debated the negative, suggesting that HBCU’s are essential to people of color and play a significant role to African Americans. The Foren...
FBI to recruit Lincoln students
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FBI to recruit Lincoln students

By Asia Cobbs Lincoln University students interested in careers with FBI will have a chance to meet with an agent next week. Gregory Branch, FBI special agent of the Philadelphia division will come to campus on Feb.  12 to Lincoln University to hold an information session. The session will be located in Wright Hall 316.  Students can dress casual. Branch will be talking about career opportunities with the federal agency. Ralph Simpson, director of career services, encourages students  to come out, be well-prepared and ask as many questions as possible. Simpson also mentioned that there are two steps students should take to prepare for the session. First, he said students should do their background research by going to the FBI website and looking at their various programs....
New Nursing program detailed during Thursday convocation
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New Nursing program detailed during Thursday convocation

By Lorel Durant The nursing program is here and students are excited about it. Director of Nursing Shelley Johnson offered details about the university’s new major program at Thursday’s convocation in the International Cultural Center. The program has a unique opportunity to fill a statewide and global need for nurses. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, African Americans account for 4.2 percent  of nurses in the state. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine announced a shortage of 1 million full time registered nurses by the year 2020. In addition the U.S. Bureau of Labor stated that in 2012 health care employment rose by 338,000. “When you graduate you will have a job.” Johnson stated, “Yes, there is a need for you.” Johnson envisions a department that w...
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The Black Arts Movement project: New Spring semester independent studies program at Lincoln University

By Nicole Webb This spring semester, Lincoln University’s Humanities Department is welcoming the Black Arts Movement Project, an independent studies program that will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to receive a deeper insight to the time period essential to current Black Art. The Black Arts Movement Project, a component of the fall semester Black Power Movement Project, is a semester-long research and writing study that allows students the chance to study the works of artists during the 1965-1976 Black Arts Movement. Covering the works of many Black Arts Movement contributors, such as writer Alice Walker and Larry Neal, a Lincoln alum, students will study a plethora of compositions that influenced the Black Arts era. This new independent studies program started off a...
Coming to America:  Study-abroad students make Lincoln University their choice
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Coming to America: Study-abroad students make Lincoln University their choice

By Frederico Ghelli Some college students, especially from other nations, sometimes feel the need to leave their countries and engage in an experience abroad to enrich their knowledge, for an entire year or just for a semester. And some of them come to Lincoln University. Lincoln collaborates with two programs which will eventually expand to three in 2013. This collaboration allows Lincoln to have students from other countries, giving to the institution a good publicity. Currently the university hosts four exchange students from all over the world and all of them seem very happy about their experiences. They also believe that Lincoln is giving them the chance to learn more about other cultures. “These four months made me learn a lot about the African-American culture and ho...
Re-establishing Black Studies
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Re-establishing Black Studies

By Rickiea Cohen“It seems as if no one else is presenting Black Studies as a potential academic focus,” said Dr. Zizwe Poe, a professor a part of the History and Political Science department here at Lincoln University. On Nov. 20, 2004 the Board of Trustees voted that the number of majors be reduced by 25% causing the Black Studies major to be cut. “Black studies should become a major again, because it is important to have knowledge of self,” Quandalasha Fambro, 2013, History major and Black Studies minor said. “No matter the career path there is a presence of black people. Thus it is important and it will make you a well-rounded person and inevitably be useful in any career path and overall knowledge of self-empowerment.” Since becoming a professor in 2001, re-establishing th...