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September 2010Vol. 1 No. 2

FAMU mourns the loss of Dr. William P. Foster
The Florida A&M University    family is mourning the loss of one of its legends, Dr. William P. Foster, who was known as the “Dean of America’s Band Directors.”
Foster, who was also called The Law and The Maestro, was the creator of the noted FAMU Marching “100.” He served as the band’s director from 1946 to his retirement in 1998.  Full Story
Construction Underway
There are many construction projects that are currently underway at Florida A&M University. From Sampson and Young, two prominent male residential halls, to the completed Tucker Hall, which will open for the 2010 fall semester, FAMU’s campus is experiencing a construction boom.  Full Story
Enrollment highest in FAMU history
Transforming Talent to Meet World Needs was the message Florida A&M University President James H. Ammons delivered during his state of the university address to administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees.  Full Story

Lyceum Series brings culture, arts to stage
Last year, Florida A&M University announced the “Rebirth” of its Lyceum Series. According to FAMU Provost Cynthia Hughes Harris, this year’s Lyceum Series will be another unforgettable season.
“We have scheduled some outstanding and exciting performances for this season,” said Hughes Harris.  “The Lyceum Committee has scheduled violinists, vocalists, a pianist and more. Full Story
Horne looks forward to new chapter as AD
Derek Horne, a long time administrator at the University of Mississippi, has been hired as the new Director of Athletics at Florida A&M University.
Horne joins the Rattler staff after spending 15 years in athletic administration at the University of Mississippi. He joined the Ole Miss staff in 1995 as assistant athletic director and was promoted to senior associate athletic director during that tenure.  Full Story
FAMU Still No. 1
For the third consecutive year Florida A&M University is ranked No. 1 among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in selling licensed merchandise.

According to the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), sells increased by 25 percent from the 2008-2009 fiscal year gross royalties of $79,007 to $98,863.82 in 2009-2010.   Full Story
Parks elected National Bar Association president
FAMU Board of Trustee member Attorney Daryl D. Parks is the new President-Elect of the National Bar Association (NBA).

Parks is the seventh attorney from Florida to serve as president.
Full Story

Conference to address issues in goat industry
Goat meat production is recognized as one of the fastest growing areas of the livestock industry in the United States today. Over the past 10 years, an increase in the diverse ethnic population has caused a greater demand for goat meat.  Full Story
President's golf tournament raises money for student scholarships
Baldwin to be honored at Black Psychology event
Former Florida A&M University professor Joseph Baldwin, who is also known as Kobi Kambon, is being honored for his prestigious work and contributions to new studies of African descent psychology at the first National Conference on African and Black Psychology on Friday, September 10 through Saturday, September 11.   Full Story

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