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N.C. A&T’s Black Named Rhoden Fellow for ESPN’s HBCU Journalism Training Initiative

06/17/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexis Black, an honors senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named to the sixth class of Rhoden Fellows. The program is a training initiative for aspiring journalists from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in partnership with Andscape, a “reimagination, expansion and diversification of The Underfeated’s former platform.” Black is A&T’s fourth fellow, following Alexis Davis, East Dockery and Donovan Dooley’s participation in 2021, 2019 and 2018, respectively. She will join five cohort members from Alabama State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University and Xavier University.

University Galleries to Host Noted African American Artist and Gallery Owner to Discuss the Importance of African American Art Galleries

06/15/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “The Role and Importance of Black Art Gallery Owners” Wednesday, June 22, at noon. Artist Jason Franklin will delve into the world of African American art gallery ownership and its importance to artists of color.

N.C. A&T’s Ross Selected for HBCU National Center Class of Summer 2022

05/31/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The HBCU National Center selected Sydney Ross, a rising senior multimedia journalism major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to participate in its Class of Summer 2022 cohort. The HBCU National Center program was “established by the Honorable Jacqueline M. Lewis to foster experiential learning, mentorship, and networking” and aims to help make internship housing in Washington, D.C. affordable for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Ross will intern in the nation’s capital this summer with the Black-owned network launched by renowned journalist and commentator Roland S. Martin.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Features Alum, Broadway Actor Trinette

04/20/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Theatre Arts program at North Carolina A&T State University will present Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" beginning Thursday, April 28. Directed by Miller Lucky Jr., the production is a searing account of what racism does to its victims. It is funny, salty, raw and lyrical highlighting all the complicated emotions of the blues music it celebrates. Jayne Trinette, an alumna of A&T’s theatre program, will star as Ma Rainey.

University Galleries to Host Bias to Discuss History of African American Furniture Making and Design

03/23/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host an in-person program on the “History of African American Furniture Making and Design” on Wednesday, March 30, at noon. The discussion will feature renowned artist and furniture maker Jerome Bias and will delve into the work of African American artisans and how their talent has impacted history and design. 

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History”

03/07/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Beginning March 17, the Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History.” Audience members will take a living history tour led by a historical specialist and see living legends come to life whose contributions to society have shaped entertainment, politics, literature and civil rights.

N.C. A&T to Host Virtual Presentation by “Just Mercy” Author Stevenson

11/10/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Text-in-Community Program (TIC) will host a virtual presentation by Bryan Stevenson, author of the campus read for the 2021-22 academic year, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. Stevenson’s presentation, “Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System in America,” is free and open to the public.

University Galleries to Host Photographic Artist Kennedi Carter to Discuss Art and Media

10/18/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “Art and Media: A Conversation with Kennedi Carter,” Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The inaugural “1900 Lecture” discussion will feature Carter, a renowned photographer and artist who will delve into the intersection of art, fashion and media. Noted actress and author Angela Ray will moderate the discussion.

University Galleries, N.C. Museum of History to Host Costume Exhibition, “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay”

10/15/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly six decades, Willie Otey Kay transformed dreams into dresses for generations of Tar Heel brides, debutantes and partygoers. The esteemed Raleigh, North Carolina, designer overcame hardship and transcended racial boundaries to create a successful business. Discover the woman behind the fashion in the exhibit “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay,” at the University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The exhibit will run through Dec. 1, 2021.

University Galleries Hosts Virtual Exhibition, “Songs from the Motherland: African Musical Instruments”

10/08/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are hosting a virtual exhibition, “Songs from the Motherland: African Musical Instruments." The virtual exhibit, from North Carolina A&T’s permanent collection, highlights nine unique and significant African instruments. The exhibit is curated by Amy Schwartzott, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “Pretty Fire”

10/06/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Beginning Oct. 21, the Theatre Arts program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present Charlayne Woodard’s autobiographical “Pretty Fire,” a powerful play that embraces and ignites childhood memories. From a favorite rain slicker to Mom's great big breakfasts, to the first day at a new school, everyone has stories about being young and the events and people that shaped who they would become.

N.C. A&T Alum, National Award-Winning Scholar Named Frye Distinguished Professor

09/16/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently announced Jelani M. Favors Ph.D., ‘97, author of the national award-winning and highly acclaimed book “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism,” has joined the faculty as the Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professor.

N.C. A&T’s Dockery Selected for NBCUniversal Tokyo Olympics Internship

07/22/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

East Dockery, a senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been tapped by NBCUniversal to serve as one of 16 traveling interns for the Tokyo Summer Olympics internship program. NBCUniversal also hired 57 at-home interns, overall representing 26 universities. North Carolina A&T is one of several HBCUs represented, including Howard University, and is joined by North Carolina State and Elon University as North Carolina-based campuses.

N.C. A&T’s Davis Named a Rhoden Fellow for ESPN’s The Undefeated

07/22/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexis Davis, a senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was selected to participate in ESPN’s The Undefeated fifth class of Rhoden Fellows along with five peers from historically Black colleges and universities. The fellowship, a year-long sports journalism training program, provides HBCU undergraduate students with opportunities to cover general and sport-related news for their respective campuses. Davis is A&T’s third fellow, following East Dockery and Donovan Dooley’s participation in 2019 and 2018, respectively

N.C. A&T Students Selected for HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassadors Program

07/07/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

After a competitive application process, two juniors from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are making history of their own as recruits for the 2021-22 HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassador Program. Jonezie Cobb, a political science student, and Theresa Davis-Nathaniel, a political science and elementary education student, join 22 peers from seventeen colleges and universities as official representatives of The HistoryMakers Digital Archives–the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.

Aggies Win National 32nd Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

04/21/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University emerged as the national champions of the 32nd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), with a 70-point lead against Florida A&M. This is the first year the university has laid claim to the title and will receive a $75,000 institutional grant in addition to the championship trophy.

N.C. A&T Advances to Final Four in 32nd Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

04/19/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences

An exceptional team representing North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is advancing to the final four round of the 32nd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) following its win against Oakwood University. A&T joins Alabama A&M, Florida A&M and Morehouse University as this year’s semi-finalists and will compete virtually today at 6 p.m.

University Galleries to Host Artist-Activists to Discuss the Intersection of Art and Social Justice

03/25/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University will host a virtual program, “African American Women as Artists and Activists” on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6 p.m. The discussion will feature artists Sunny Gravely Foushee and Virginia Holmes and will delve into the impact that art with a social justice theme is becoming a major component for today’s movements including Black Lives Matter. Noted actress and author Angela Ray will moderate the discussion.

University Galleries to Host In-Person Exhibition, “Freedom Ship: The Works of Curtis James”

03/19/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will open its in-person exhibition, “Freedom Ship: The Works of Curtis James” on April 1, 2021 to run until June 30, 2021. The exhibition features 18 works by James that illustrate the 2006 children’s book, “Freedom Ship” by Doreen Rappaport. The story is based on the life of Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who piloted the slave ship, Planter, carrying other escaped slaves to freedom past the confederate battleships in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition was made possible through the generous art donation by Texas businessman Arthur Primas, who donated 35 works of art, including works by James and Bryan Collier.

N.C. A&T Journalism Students Apply Storytelling Skills to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

03/12/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

As the global community marked the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, students in their first semester multimedia storytelling course at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University produced a series of audio public service announcements designed to persuade their peers across campus to continue wearing masks, frequently washing hands and social distancing.

A&T Alumnus Sanders Selected as Target HBCU Design Challenge Winner

02/26/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

KeShawn Sanders, an alumnus of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was selected as one of three inaugural first place winners of Target’s HBCU Black History Month Design Challenge. He received a $1,500 cash prize, an Apple MacBook Pro, the opportunity to engage Target senior design leaders, an Adobe Creative Cloud two-year membership as well as his winning design featured on T-shirts and tote bags available for purchase on Target’s Black Beyond Measure website.

University Galleries to host Artist Bryan Collier Virtual Exhibition and Program

02/17/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will open the virtual exhibition, “Rosa: The Works of Bryan Collier” highlighted by a virtual program on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., featuring Collier. The artist will discuss his work as an acclaimed artist and African American children’s book illustrator. The virtual program will be facilitated by noted actress and author, Angela Ray, and is free and open to the public through registration.

N.C. A&T Partners with NBCUniversal News Group in Newly-Launched, Nationwide Journalism Academy

01/14/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is joining NBC Universal News Group and 16 academic institutions across the nation in the newly-launched NBCU Academy, a journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students. NBCUniversal News Group announced the $6.5 million, multi-year partnership today, enhancing its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by creating pathways for storytellers in underrepresented groups.

Three N.C. A&T Colleges Partner to Establish ‘February One Scholars’ Program

12/21/2020 in Admissions, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences

As part of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s historic donation to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, three of the university’s colleges have partnered to provide new full scholarships that will be available to eligible students starting next fall, delivering immediate impact for Scott’s visionary investment.