May 31, 2021
FAMU Student Herbert Franklin Earns Irrigation Association Scholarship Award
Florida A&M University (FAMU) senior biological and agricultural systems engineering student Herbert Franklin was recently named one of 10 national scholarship recipients for the Irrigation Association Scholarship.
The Irrigation Association Scholarship Program was established in 2016 to develop and administer awards to promote the study of careers in the irrigation field.
The 10 recipients are enrolled in associate, bachelor’s and graduate programs with an irrigation focus. Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, were awarded based on the candidate’s letter of intent, financial need, resume, list of irrigation courses and letters of reference
FAMU Law 2021 Graduate Receives Equal Justice Works Fellowship to Help People Avoid Eviction
Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law 2021 graduate Oliver Telusma is a recipient of the annual Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Telusma is assigned to the Community Justice Project.
“This past year has been incredibly tough as COVID-19 has created a slew of economic challenges for marginalized communities across the country,” said Kristen Uhler-McKeown, vice president of fellowships at Equal Justice Works. “We are honored to support Oliver’s work to protect Black and Latinx businesses struggling under the weight of the pandemic in South Florida.”
Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of public interest lawyers who have designed one-of-a-kind projects in partnership with legal services organizations. These projects are funded by law firms, corporations, private foundations, and individual supporters. Selected from 466 applications, the 2021 class of Equal Justice Works Fellows includes 77 graduates from 47 law schools who will work at 70 legal services organizations across 20 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many South Florida small businesses and renters are at high risk of displacement. At the Community Justice Project, Telusma will be involved in direct legal representation, policy advocacy, and movement lawyering.
FAMU School of Allied Health Sciences Ranked No. 15 for health science bachelor’s degrees
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences was ranked No. 15th for best bachelor’s in health sciences, according to the Bachelors Degree Center.
According to the group’s website, the FAMU School of Allied Health Sciences offers several of Florida’s best health science degrees with both clinical and non-clinical tracks. The clinical tracks offered by FAMU’s health science bachelor’s degrees include a pre-physical therapy track or a pre-occupational therapy. Students in the program are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester units.
The Bachelors Degree Center said it liked that FAMU ranks second in terms of research and development expenditures of all Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation.
FAMU& Macmillan Learning Accepting Proposals for Fourth HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition
New York, May 26, 2021 — Macmillan Learning, a privately-held, family-owned education and publishing services company, in partnership with Florida A&M University (FAMU) today announced a call for proposals for the Fourth HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition.
The bi-annual, national summit focuses on excellence in English composition and rhetoric, gathering English and Writing professors to historically Black campuses to discuss strategies that support student engagement and success. The event will be held virtually from September 23-25, 2021. The free event is open to the public.
This year’s symposium, “Transdisciplinarity @ HBCUs: Rewriting Black Futures beyond the Margin,” was created to open the pathway for conversations offering a nuanced look at the intersections between “the meaning we can make with all of the languages and literacies we speak and understand.”
To apply to speak, educators need to submit an abstract of 250-350 words on a topic including, but not limited to:
- How can other disciplinary knowledge be used to teach English/Writing?
- What should/could social justice look like in classrooms?
- What new relationships/partnerships should HBCUs consider?
- What HBCU-centered curriculum/approaches should be amplified or discontinued?
- What role does/should technology play in the teaching of English/Writing?
- What shape should the student-instructor relationship take in classrooms (virtual, face-to-face, and/or hybrid)?
- What should the role of the first-year writing classes be to non-writing departments?
- What role should writing centers take in classrooms, universities, or broader communities?
- How should/could epistemologies be circulated to wider audiences?
To learn more about the Fourth HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric and Composition, click here. The Proposals should be submitted before June 11, 2021. Please indicate in the proposal if the presentation will be an individual, a group, or a workshop submission. Official invitations will be emailed by July 2, 2021, for accepted presentations. Please contact Kendra Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the call for proposals, or email@example.com with questions regarding the symposium.