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Morgan Salutes Faculty Finalist in Baltimore Screenwriting Competition


Screenwriting, Animation Lecturer Finishes Third with Original Screenplay Morgan State University Screenwriting and Animation Lecturer Darryl Wharton-Rigby placed third in the Baltimore Screenwriter’s Competition this past weekend for his screenplay, Water Works. The script is about a water maintenance worker who struggles to maintain a relationship with a female mayoral candidate. The awards ceremony was held at this year’s Maryland Film Festival. …

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Morgan Professor Named Emerging Scholar in Multicultural Research, Practice


Dr. Tiffany Fountaine, assistant director of the Center for Academic Success and Achievement, was recently awarded the American Educational Research Association’s Dr. Carlos. J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship. The award is given annually to an exemplary scholar/practitioner who produces scholarship advancing multicultural and multiethnic education within all educational, cultural, societal and social settings, contexts, levels and locations. “It …

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MSU Competes for National Title in Annual HBCU All-Star Trivia Challenge

Two-Year Competition Streak Yields More Than $22,000 in Grants to University Morgan State University congratulates and celebrates its Honda Campus All Star Challenge Team, which last month represented the university at the 22nd Annual National HCASC Championship Tournament. MSU competed as one of eight division champions out of 48 qualifying institutions, and won a $6,000 grant. Since 2009, the team …

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Morgan Receives $1 Million Gift from Bernard Osher Foundation


Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced a $1 million endowment gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation  to support the MSU Center for Continuing and Professional Studies’ Osher Re-entry Scholarship Program.  An additional $ 50,000 bridge grant award accompanied the endowment to provide financial assistance to nontraditional students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs beginning academic year 2011-2012. “This endowment gift …

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MSU Community Preps for 5K

Morgan State Community Preps for Inaugural 5K Run & Walk: Event to Benefit General, International Study Scholarships More than 1000 members of the Morgan State University community will take to the streets of Northeast Baltimore on Saturday, April 30 for the Inaugural MSU 5K Run and Walk, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the front entrance of the University Student Center. …

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Newson-Horst Named New Liberal Arts Dean

Morgan State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Adele S. Newson-Horst as the next Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Newson-Horst currently is a Professor of English at Missouri State University. She has had an illustrious career holding positions in academic administration at Missouri State, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Michigan-Flint, and Florida International University. …

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MSU’s Professor Asante has his Story told on CNN

Morgan State University’s M.K. Asante Jr. is an accomplished author, filmmaker and educator. Born in Zimbabwe to American parents and raised in the United States, Asante is a professor of creative writing and film at Morgan. At age 29, he is a noted authority on hip-hop culture with several books and documentaries to his credit, including Beautiful and Ugly Too; …

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Morgan Launches Ambitious Customer Service Excellence Initiative

President Calls for University-wide “Cultural Transformation”  A comprehensive customer service and professional development study is underway at Morgan State University. A task force established by Morgan President David Wilson is conducting the study. “I have asked this task force to examine all aspects of the university and devise a results-oriented action plan to foster customer-centered excellence throughout the entire institution,” …

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Commencement Speaker is President Ruth Simmons

Brown University President to Deliver Keynote Address With a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air, hundreds of students at Morgan State University are looking forward to Commencement 2011. The University’s annual celebration of academic achievement takes place this year on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 in the morning in W.A.C. Hughes Memorial Stadium on the main campus. …

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