FAMU Announces the 2019 Homecoming Lineup
Florida A&M University (FAMU) presents “The Experience” from Sunday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 5. Converse CEO G. Scott Uzzell, Sister Circle TV’s Rashan Ali and Hip-Hop artist Lil Baby are among the headliners for FAMU’s 2019 Homecoming.
Lil Baby, Kash Doll and Ball Greezy are booked for the ticketed hip-hop concert scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
The week of activities kicks off with the Mister and Miss FAMU Coronation and wraps with the Homecoming Game against North Carolina Central University at Bragg Stadium followed by the McDonald’s Gospel Concert Saturday night at the Lawson Center. The concert will feature Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, DJ Standout and, host Lonnie Hunter.
View the full schedule at: HomecomingOnTheHill.com.
FAMU’s Essential Theatre Presents King Hedley
The FAMU Essential Theatre will present August Wilson’s King Hedley, from Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Charles Winter Wood Theatre.
The play is about King Hedley, an ex-con with a violent past, who tries to rebuild his life against a backdrop of crime and drugs in his Pittsburgh “Hills” community. Torn between making peace with God and himself, his dream of opening a legitimate business of his own is thwarted by a sudden shift of temperament. The eighth in Wilson’s 10-play cycle, Hedley has been described as the playwright’s passionate “common man” tragedy.
Call (850) 561-2425 for more information.
FAMU’s Business and Auxiliary Services to Host 2nd Annual Healthy Campus Week
In conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier America initiative, FAMU will host the 2nd annual Healthy Campus Week from Monday, Sept.23 – Friday, Sept. 27. The weeklong experience will kick off with President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. assisting with health and wellness screenings and end with a Double Dutch and Hula Hoop challenge during Set Friday.
The event will also include interactive cooking demonstrations, dance classes, a mental health panel discussion, and “Black Out Soul Cycle.”
Call (850) 599-8395 for more information.
FAMU Students Attend HBCU Braintrust during National HBCUs Week
FAMU students attended the Third Annual HBCU Braintrust during the National HBCU Week in Washington, D.C. The HBCU Braintrust brought together HBCUs, Members of Congress, and industry leaders for strategy sessions that explored ways to cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs and innovators.
President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., participated in the event’s panel discussion along with thought leaders from Tennessee State University, North Carolina A&T University, Tuskegee University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Alumnus Keynotes Allied Health Sciences Event
FAMU alumnus Col. Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., president & CEO of Community Health of South Florida, Inc. in Miami, addressed a networking session hosted by Allied Health Sciences and the National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) South Florida Chapter.
Hartley has been a pioneer in health care delivery, providing primary health care services to the uninsured and underinsured of South Florida.