The Black Excel Newsletter
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(1) Y.E.S. (Youth Entertainment Summer Internships)
(2) NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
33rd Annual Convention
(3) Jackson State University to Unveil $20 Million Academic and
(4) Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Scholarship and Career
5) 13th ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK GRADUATE
(6) NACAC SPONSORED COLLEGE FAIRS for March 2001
(7) Fourth Annual Historical Black College Fair (Second
Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Ministry) Detroit, MI.
(March 24, 2001)
(8) The 27th NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
(9) TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY COMPUTER SCIENCE
SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR 2001 (for Entering Students)
(10) Free Summer Minority Medical Education Program (for our
aspiring future doctors)
Y.E.S. (Youth Entertainment Summer Internships)
Are you in high school and considering a career in the
entertainment industry? Sounds like a commercial for one of
those tech colleges, huh? Well, before you head out to college,
high school students dreaming of careers in film, music, publication, etc., can now say Y.E.S. The Minority Internship Program's Y.E.S. to Jobs (Youth Entertainment Summer) offers on-the-job training for minority youth. The training is 10 weeks of summer employment at record labels, radio stations, film companies, law firms, and other businesses in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, LA, Miami, Nashville, New York, SF, Seattle, and DC You must be 16-18 years old with a 2.5 GPA. Interested students can download the application at http://www.yestojobs.org or write for an application to:
YES TO JOBS,
PO Box 3390,
Los Angeles, CA 90078-3390.
Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2001.
Thanks to Jay Vivid (email@example.com) for posting to the Act-So listserv.
NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS
ASSOCIATION 33rd Annual Convention
The 2001 NBLSA National Convention will be held on March 14th-18th, 2001 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Atlanta, GA
(165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303). You can
get an "INFORMATION PACKET" with a mission statement
and activities listing at the NBLSA website at http://www.nblsa.
org. There will be a MOOT COURT COMPETITION, poetry
night, and more. The contact person is Ms. Bibie Akinwunmi/
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 706-613-1419.
Jackson State University to Unveil
$20 Million Academic and Tech Center
HBCU Jackson State University (JSU) has announced a plan to create a major technology research and "incubation" center in Mississippi. The 192,600 square foot facility will be used for teaching, teacher training, research, and enhanced student learning. Also, the center will try to attract technology-based businesses to Mississippi. Allstate has contributed $17 million to this project, the largest single donation to any of Mississippi's
Historically Black Colleges. The Center is scheduled to open
in the Spring of 2001.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
(Scholarship and Career Opportunity)
Special to Black Excel
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry is looking to help our students get into its programs. There are opportunities
available for scholarships (50-100% plus a stipend) to pursue
a Masters Degree or Certification in "Blindness and Visual
Impairment." A number of majors are available. All programs
encompass a rich mixture of classroom, laboratory, clinical,
research and field-based learning. Short-term continuing
education programs are also offered. An undergraduate degree
and background in education, special education, psychology,
occupational/physical/speech therapy and other "helping"
professions is desirable. Rolling admissions here. For further
info, contact Traci Godwin, Student Assistant for the Minority Mentors/Ambassadors Program, at (215) 780-1363 or email@example.com. The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Department of Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment) is located at 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
13th ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK GRADUATE
(And Graduate School /Career Recruitment Fair)
The 13th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference
will be held March 28-April 1 in Lubbock, Texas. The event will
be hosted by Texas Tech University at the United Spirit Arena.
Invited speakers include Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Tavis Smiley,
and others. Special events: lectures, workshops, “African Accents” Fashion Show, “BET” Comedy Show, the “Fantastic Voyage” Concert, and a Greek Step Show. Contact info: Website overview:http://www.nbgsa.org/12thconf.html
NACAC-SPONSORED COLLEGE FAIRS
For March 2001
(National Association for College Admission Counseling)Springfield Nat'l College Fair 2001
Sunday, March 11 - Monday, March 12, 2001
Eastern States Exposition
West Springfield, MA
Sunday: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Charlotte Nat'l College Fair 2001
Sunday, March 25, 2001
Charlotte Merchandise Mart
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New York City Nat'l College Fair 2001
Sunday, March 25, 2001
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fourth Annual Historical Black College Fair
(Second Ebenezer Baptist Church Youth Ministry)
The Ebenezer Baptist Church presents another HBCU Fair with a "Knowledge Is Power" theme. There will be guest speakers, historically Black colleges represented, United Negro College Fund representatives, and financial aid workshops. The fair will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 2760 East Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211. For info, call Ms. Lakelah Sadler at (313) 872-7322.
The 27th NATIONAL SOCIETY
OF BLACK ENGINEERS CONVENTION 2001
This NSBE CONVENTION will take place on March 14-18 in Indianapolis. It will provide a unique opportunity for students and professionals seeking academic, professional, and career development. Over 70 workshops are scheduled, including a Graduate School Conference and Fair (with over 50 Universities represented), Black Faculty/Graduate Student Reception, a Pre-College Initiative Conference for high school students, and much more. Speakers include Tavis Smiley, Kweisi Mfume, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Randall Robinson, and Tony Brown. For more info call 703-549-2207 or visit http://www.nsbe.org/convention.
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY COMPUTER SCIENCE
SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR 2001
(For Entering Students)
Special thanks to Roberta Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for this info.
One key program at Tuskegee is PREFICS (Pre-Freshman
Program in Computer Science)--an eight-week program that earns college credit for high school graduates entering Tuskegee as Computer Science majors. Tuskegee offers a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Requirements: GPA of 3.0 or above, 3 years of high school Math, a minimum SAT of 900 (with 470 Math) or 21 ACT. You must submit a PREFICS application (available online at: http://cs.tusk.edu) for the tuition-free summer program. For more info and details, contact Dr. Hira Narang, Program Director, via email email@example.com, or phone at 334-727-8593. Program Dates: June 10-August 2, 2001. The application deadline is March 31, 2001. Visit www.tusk.edu and click to "Summer High School Programs" for other opportunities.
Free Summer Minority Medical Education Program
(For Our Aspiring Future Doctors)
For the 13th year, the Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) will offer summer educational experiences to help highly motivated minority undergraduates gain admission to medical schools. It's a free six-week summer program of intensive medical school preparation. Apply now for Summer 2001. The application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2001. For more information, visit the website immediately:
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call at (202) 828-0409.
This is a great program!
The Minority Medical Education Program is hosted at the following sites throughout the United States:
- University of Alabama
- Baylor College of Medicine
- University of Arizona
- University of Washington
- The Chicago Consortium
- Case Western Reserve
- University of Virginia
- UNCF Vanderbilt/Fisk
- Yale University
- Columbia University
- Duke University School of Medicine
- UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
(Information provided by Isaac Black, Founder, Black Excel: The College Help Network.)
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