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August 2010Vol. 1  No. 1

Dawson inducted into Hall of Fame
Andre Dawson ended his career officially with 438 home runs, but his emotional acceptance speech in Cooperstown should add one more to that total.  By all accounts, he knocked it out of the park.  His speech was comical and reminescant, but more importantly, it was filled with positive messages for people young and old. Dawson was one of three enshrinees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25.  Full Story
FAMU receives patents for inventions
Four Florida A&M University professors and a staff member received patents for their inventions that range from detecting radioactive materials in luggage to treating a particular type of breast cancer.  
Full Story
Third Annual President's Golf Tournament
Lace up your golf shoes and get ready to hit the links for the 3rd Annual Florida A&M University President’s Cup Golf Tournament benefiting the FAMU Presidential Scholarship Program. Full Story
FAMU 'Toasts the Wonders of the Vineyard'
Judy Ammons, first lady of Florida A&M University, will serve as chairperson of FAMU’s Tenth Annual FAMU Grape Harvest Festival along with Jane Marks, first lady of Tallahassee, and Mary Barley, a wellness coach and author, as co-chairpersons for the Tenth Annual FAMU Grape Harvest Festival.  FAMU will host its Annual Grape Harvest Festival Saturday, August 21, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Toasting the Wonders of the Vineyard.”   Full Story
Orange & Green on the scene for College Colors Day
From alumni, to current and prospective students to working professionals and retirees across the nation, Florida A&M University is charging all constituents to participate in the celebration of College Colors Day on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Sept. 3.  Individuals can wear their favorite Orange and Green attire or Rattler paraphernalia and show their pride during this national celebration.  Full Story
President Ammons takes hot seat for scholarships
Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons' sense of humor was tested July 22  as a few of his closest friends and colleagues  good-naturedly “roasted” him with humorous quips and wisecracks for a good cause.  Full Story
Dean James Hawkins named Educator of the Year by Black journalists group
Florida A&M University Dean James Hawkins, Ph.D., was honored by friends, colleague sand students during the National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Gala at the 35th Annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, Calif. July 31.  Full Story
Quenching local students' thirst for knowledge
While many middle school-aged students spent their summer days at the local pool, those that participated in the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at Florida A&M University escaped the heat by diving into a fun, two-week adventure in math and science.  Full Story
Marching '100,' Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Psi Phi fraternities perfom at ESPY post-show celebration
The Florida A&M University Marching “100” and Greek organizations, the Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Upsilon Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., left their hearts on the stage during their high-spirited performances at The 2010 ESPYs post party on July 14.  Full Story
FAMU hosted statewide conference to train peer education on infant mortality
Florida A&M University Institute of Public Health, within the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services, hosted the Florida Preconception Peer Educators Training.

The PPE Training is the latest phase in the national “A Healthy Baby Begins with You” Campaign, which aims to educate young adults...   Full Story
Students, professors travel to Ghana for study abroad program
Director of FAMU’s Center for Global Security and International Affairs (CGSIA) Keith Simmonds and Professor Yussif Dokurugu accompanied 13 students during a three-week study abroad program to Ghana.   Full Story
 August Calendar of Events

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