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Day 7 – Closing out our Cuba visit in Havana

In Havana, we exchanged the exterior sounds of the rooster in Santa Clara, with the sounds of cars in the busy city streets.  This morning we had time to take in the spectacular view that we had of Havana and the ocean from our hotel rooms. Havana is the capital of Cuba and the largest city, with 2.1 million residents. …

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Day 6 in Matanzas, Cuba

After a great night’s sleep enjoyed by the entire group, we set out for another day trip today, May 29th, this time to Matanzas, Cuba. Matanzas was a two and one half hour drive from Havana. As we have one of the largest vehicles on the narrow Cuban streets, with every time a car that approached from the opposite direction, …

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Day 5 – Travel Day to Havana from Santa Clara, Cuba

Today we checked out of our Santa Clara hotel to travel to the most famous city in Cuba – Havana (Spanish: La Habana). Who would have thought that we would have had to travel to Cuba, to commune directly with animals as we did in our Santa Clara hotel.  With the huts for rooms, beautiful pool, and wonderful buffet meals …

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Day 4 in Santa Clara

After a full day of travel and exploring the villa of Trinidad, we arrived at our Santa Clara hotel, exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. As stated earlier, this hotel was on a preserve-type property that everyone in the group did not immediately embrace, but once in bed, with doors closed, most enjoyed a good night’s sleep. One …

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On to Trinidad and Santa Clara – Day 3

Last night, our first concert in Cuba went extremely well. The theater’s temperature conditions, however, were less than ideal during our performance. We wore our robes for simplicity as well as to give the Cuban audience an opportunity to see authentic American choir robes, but the heat and humidity in the room made wearing them a tad uncomfortable for the …

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Students at Morgan State University Celebrate World Home Economics Day

For the past two years, students enrolled in the Observation and Methods for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) course at Morgan State University have supported the International Federation of Home Economics World Home Economics Day (WHED). In keeping with WHED’s 2016 theme, “Home Economics Literacy; Skills for Families and Consumers,” students distributed close to 200 “FACS” bags to MSU students …

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Getting Acclimated in Cienfuegos, Cuba – Day 2

The next morning we awoke to discover that we had a world-class view surrounding our hotel including a beautiful view of the bay.  As it would turn out, our hotel, which I understand was once owned by the Hilton family, was located next to the historic Palacio del Valle. Following a very hearty breakfast, we left to attend our cultural exchange …

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The Choir Arrives Safely in Cuba! – Day 1

For our first-ever trip to Cuba, the University sent a group of 32 MSU choir members, not the full choir contingent but typically the number we use for travel. Once on the island, we are scheduled to perform at a number of engagements. Knowing that our charter flight out of JFK in New York would be leaving at noon, we …

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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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