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JSU Alumnus Dr. Tellis Jerome Chapman Appointed as Commissioner for Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

 We see you Jackson State University! First Jackson State hires Deon Sanders as their football coach and now they have an alumnus doing big things in Michigan. Reverend Doctor Tellis Jerome Chapman is a very dynamic individual and one of the more charismatic leaders and devoted Baptist ministers in the Greater Metropolitan Detroit area.

Margaret Walker Alexander inducted into The Max Hall of Fame

WalkerDr. Margaret Walker Alexander, professor emerita at Jackson State University, was inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame class at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (MAX) Museum in downtown Meridian on Thursday, Sept.

Margaret Walker Center, G.I.R.L. to host screening of “Grrrl Justice”

The Margaret Walker Center is housed inside of Ayer Hall at Jackson State University. (Photo by Charles A. Smith/JSU)The Margaret Walker Center, in collaboration with JSU’s student organization G.I.R.L. (Gathering Information Related to Ladies), will host a screening and panel discussion of the short narrative film “Grrrl Justice” on Friday, Sept.

JSU’s chief photographer presents at virtual PhotoShelter Summit

Charles Smith is the chief photographer for JSU.On June 25, Charles Smith presented at Photoshelter’s first-ever full day of professional development for creatives.

McDaniels elected vice-chair of Mississippi Humanities Council

Dr. Preselfannie McDaniels, dean of Graduate Studies has been elected by the board of the Mississippi Humanities Council as vice-chair.

Greenleaf presents case study at Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp

Maxine Greenleaf, executive director for the Department of Communications and Marketing, recently presented at the Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp. Photo by Charles Smith/University CommunicationsMaxine Greenleaf, executive director for the Department of Communications and Marketing was one of nine Higher-Ed professionals to speak at the Virtual Education Communicators Boot Camp last week. Greenleaf’s presentation was entitled, “Executing a Crisis Communications Plan: A Case Study About the Jackson State University shooting.” On December 4, 2019, JSU went on lockdown after a shooter was reported on campus. Greenleaf’s presentation summarized how she led her team to carefully execute a thoughtful, practiced, crisis communications plan, that shared critical information with the public in a measured and orderly way during the University shooting.“It was a great experience that allowed me to share the crisis communication tips with my peers, that I’ve gathered over the years while serving with numerous teams. Planning and execution is truly a team effort,” says Greenleaf.Amongst the nine speakers, Greenleaf was the only individual from a Historically Black College and University. The other public relations and communications professionals represented Harvard Law School, Columbia Business School, Stanford University, Boston University, University of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins Medicine.“It was an honor to present as the only HBCU representative.”For more information about the conference, click here.

$200K grant may help JSU develop a quicker, simpler optical detection for COVID-19

The National Science Foundation has awarded JSU’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to develop a fast, sensitive and simple “optical technique” to detect COVID-19.JSU professor Dr.

Vanish elected as President-Elect of MBUG

Dr. Keilani Vanish has been unanimously elected as President-Elect for Mississippi Banner User Group (MBUG).The Board of Directors of Mississippi Banner User Group (MBUG) has unanimously elected Dr. Keilani Vanish as President – Elect.

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