More than 300 Kentucky State University students received their associate, bachelor's and master's degrees May 14 at the Frankfort Convention Center at the 122nd Commencement Convocation.
Though Kentucky State University lost to Clark Atlanta University 19-7, the weather was beautiful and the halftime show was wonderful on Game Day.
The Homecoming 2010 Parade featured community and campus organizations, local bands and dance groups, the Clark Atlanta University marching band and the show-stopping Mighty Marching Thorobreds.
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Tish Norman '95 excited the Founder's Day crowd with her motivational message about the timelessness of Kentucky State University and the ways each person can improve himself through three key steps.
Kendra Randle and Myles Greene were crowned as the 2010-2011 Miss and Mr. KSU during Homecoming 2010.
New and returning students moved into their residence halls Aug. 18 with the help of the Gridiron Moving Co. The Kentucky State University Football Team began the Gridiron Moving Co. in 2009 to give back to the campus community.
Families could enjoy lunch in the residence halls as they moved in, courtesy of Thorobred Dining. Then, they could head over to the William Exum Center to complete registration and ask any financial aid, registration, information technology, meal plan or other questions.
The students served by the Youth Center for Excellence attended a three-week summer program on Kentucky State University's campus. The camp is part of the $900,000 grant KSU received this fall from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services to establish a youth center that will serve at-risk Franklin County African American and Hispanic youths between the ages of 8 and 15.
The children engage in health and wellness activities and educational programs, discuss nutrition, explore cultural differences and complete creative writing and art projects. Every Friday, the group takes a field trip to learn about careers. The students also toured the Capitol and saw the different legislative chambers.
The project is designed to address unhealthy behaviors in youths, to provide them with opportunities to learn more positive lifestyles and to enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices, said Dr. Herman Walston, who wrote the grant. As a result, behavioral incidents should decline and academic performance should increase.
Students in the 2010 Academics With Attitude program arrived June 19 to begin their summer session. The students will work on developmental education classes while learning strategies for academic success and acclimating themselves to campus and its resources.
Kentucky State University hosted the 23rd annual Academically Proficient African American High School Junior and Senior Conference June 11-12 on campus. Students learned about higher education opportunities in the state and nation, what they need to do to prepare themselves for a successful college experience and what financial aid opportunities are available.
The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. It is designed to encourage Kentucky African Americans to consider in-state higher education institutions by exposing them to the campuses and offerings at different colleges and universities. The students stay overnight in a residence hall to get the feel for on-campus living.
KSU had a welcome barbecue, information sessions for parents and students, a tour and testimonials from KSU students, faculty and staff. Throughout the two-day conference, CPE, Kentucky Department of Education and KSU officials spoke.
More than 300 Kentucky State University students received their associate, bachelor's and master's degrees May 8 at the Frankfort Convention Center at the 121st Commencement Convocation.
Alma Powell, community servant, civic leader and wife of Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the commencement speaker and the university’s honorary degree recipient. She discussed the need for everyone to help raise the nation's high school graduation rate. She also spoke about how KSU gave her mother, Mildred Eliza Bell Johnson, her start.
Johnson graduated from the university, then named the Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute for Colored Persons, on June 7, 1926, and went on to start the first licensed daycare center in the state of Alabama.
"Without Kentucky State Unviersity, I would not be who I am," Powell said.
Kentucky State University’s Marching Band is well known for its flashy performances that wow crowds and excite audiences. But its members not only have the moves, they also have the classical training that qualified 11 students to perform in the 2010 Kentucky Intercollegiate Band.
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