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Savoy Magazine Names Morgan Grad as One of 2016’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

Trisch L. Smith

African-American lifestyle publication Savoy Magazine has named Morgan alumna Trisch L. Smith as one of its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” Smith, who graduated from Morgan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, currently serves as executive vice president and managing director of diversity and inclusion at Edelman, a leading communications and marketing firm. Each …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Professor to Behavioral Health Advisory Council

Anita M. Wells

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Anita M. Wells, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Morgan’s Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts, to serve on the State’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council. The term of Dr. Wells’ appointment is three years. The Behavioral Health Advisory Council works to enhance behavioral health services statewide. It promotes policy, workforce development and …

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Morgan Sophomores Take Top Spots in Poetry Competition

Morgan Sophomores Take Top Spots in Poetry Competition

Morgan sophomore and English major Hannah Sawyerr of North Brunswick, N.J., was recently crowned the winner of the Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate competition, earning the top prize with her poem titled, “Church Dresses.” As winner and newly named Youth Poet Laureate, Sawyerr received a cash prize of $500 and a national book deal, and will be featured in a local …

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Governor’s Office Selects Morgan SWAN Students for Anti-Addiction PSA

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The work of students in Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program is now being broadcast on several Baltimore television stations. The SWAN program’s new public service announcement (PSA) is one of two that have been selected to promote a new anti-addiction campaign by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. The PSA is currently being …

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Take Another Bow MSU Choir

photo credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun

Under the leadership of director Eric Conway, the Morgan State University Choir has reached many milestones, from performing at Carnegie Hall to singing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. But the highlight of Conway’s career came last April, when Michelle Obama invited the choir to perform at the White House. In a night celebrating gospel, the choir shared …

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Three Morgan Doctoral Students Named as NTHP Diversity Fellows

NTHP Diversity Fellows

In recognition of their commitment to the preservation movement, three Morgan State University doctoral students were selected as Diversity Fellows by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The recipients — Iris Leigh Barnes, Charles Chavis Jr. and Teisha Dupree Wilson — are all students in the University’s …

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MSU Professor Collaborates on Baltimore Film Project

Morgan State Newsroom

In a bid to address Baltimore’s chronic ills through the arts, Johns Hopkins University announced Monday it is starting a youth film-making program so urban teens and young adults can portray their community while gaining skills and experience that could land them jobs. With a $1.6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the university said it plans to …

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Morgan Hosts Imagining America Conference

Panel Discussion at Imagining America Conference

An interdisciplinary team of Morgan faculty and students including Theater, Music, Art, Behavioral Health, and Architecture hosted two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. An afternoon session entitled The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities involved the following faculty; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, College of Liberal Arts, Theater Arts E. Blaise DePaolo, …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Student to Maryland Youth Advisory Council

Sydney P. Parker

Morgan sophomore and political science major Sydney P. Parker has a passion for public service and a longtime interest in juvenile causes. Recently, that passion and interest were recognized, when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan selected her to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). On Sept. 11, 2015, Parker joined 54 other members chosen to serve on the Council, only a select 16 …

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Melvin Miles and the Morgan Magnificent Marching Machine

Melvin Miles

*originally posted in the Afro The halftime show at an HBCU football game is sometimes the best part of the game. And while Morgan State University, scheduled to face off against the Hampton University Pirates on Oct. 17 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, is undefeated in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference and 3-2 overall, the halftime show looks to be …

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