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Campus NewsBriefs A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College Vol. 42, No. 23

April 12, 2013

Rust College Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service One of 690 institutions of higher education to receive this honor

Rust College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. “Rust College has a long history of service-learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world,” said Dr. David L. Beckley, President. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award – and owe much of it to the students themselves. They’re the energy driving our commitment and they’re the ones who make it all happen.” Rust College is a service-learning institution in which students not only focus on academia, but community service as well. In addition, the Rust College Community Development Corporation is helping to improve and revitalize areas in the Holly Springs community. “Congratulations to Rust College, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.” Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.

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Alpha Kappa Mu Induction Ceremony Held; Who’s Who Recognized Rust College inducted twenty new members into the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society on Tuesday, April 9th during its annual Honors Assembly. Current AKM president Cleotha Taylor presided over the event; greetings were given by AKM member Shakaree Hale and the invocation by AKM member Telicia Gayden. This year’s challenge was brought forth by Dr. Gemma Beckley, Rust College First Lady and Director of Social Work. “These Alpha Kappa Mu Inductees: Ahmaad Adesola, Charlene Anderson, Verlinda Bryson, Tevin Burks, Illysse students have recognized the imDaniels, Fatoumata Darboe, Yassin Faal, Hope Green, Shana’ Hampton, Anna Johnson, Myesha Jones, portance of performing above av- Catrina Kirkwood, Reagan Marienga, John McClellan, Noah Moore, Nekesa Oliver, Naomi Rahn, Shayla erage, and with a higher level of Ware, Jennifer Washington, Shaterricka Williams. Also pictured: Cleotha Taylor, AKM President and Dr. Paul C. Lampley, Vice President for Academic Affairs. critical knowledge,” she said. “You, your fellow honorees and other students of this campus are just beginning. You have laid a strong foundation, and one has been laid for you.” An undergraduate student shall be eligible to be elected as a collegiate member of Alpha Kappa Mu if the individual is registered as a full-time student, and is in good standing with the institution at which the chapter is located. Candidates must be at least a junior in a degree-seeking program, and have completed 50 percent of the requirement for graduation. Candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 and ranked in the upper 10% of the class. Candidates must exemplify good character and exhibits the potential for leadership and service. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Paul C. Lampley, with the assistance of division chairpersons, also recognized those students who were nominated to the list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Rust College “Who’s Who” 2012-2013 Division of Business Shtoria Fox FaDerricka Harvey George Hudson Sohne Jagne Edward Jatta Linda Lester Gregory Page Rachon Pulliam Soukeye Samb Brandon Williams Jamishela Williams

Division of Education Division of Humanities Amber Whitaker Charlene Anderson Pamela Brunson-Howell Hope Green Aubry Burdine Megan Kimmons Amellia Phillips Jordan Seals Shanderla WellsMcDaniels

Division of Math & Science Cherlinca Boyd Stephanie Brown Lolley Ceesay Mamundow Ceesay Fatoumata Darboe Portia Ellis Telicia Gayden Tyresha Jackson Reagan Marienga Zackline Mendy Giase Ndifon Erick Savage Taesha Simmons Jessica Swanigan Shaterricka Williams

Division of Social Science Anna Johnson Tiana Little Noah Moore Ashley Oatis Ashley Richardson Ragheda Scott Dominique Smith Angel Wallace Tara Williams


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Action News 5 Weather Road Show Comes to Rust College By: Nicole LaRue

Rust College faculty, staff, and students, as well as residents of the Holly Springs/Marshall County community, were blessed to be visited by WMC-TV Action News 5 meteorologist Ron Childers, during their Weather Road Show Tour. As a sophomore Mass Communications major, I had the grand opportunity to interview Mr. Childers after his presentation. Mr. Childers is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He obtained his Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology in the 1990s. He began his broadcast career within the Memphis radio district, starting at WRVR during the early 1980s, then moving on to WMC FM 100. He moved into television broadcasting in 1989 as a Marketing and Promotions Producer and parttime meteorologist for WMC-TV. He has spent more than 20 years in the forecasting field, which have included some of the MidSouth’s most memorable storms, and has been awarded an Emmy for his talent. The biggest part of his presentation was a video that was shown with the assistance of Mass Communications professor Dr. Debayo Moyo. The video showed a day in the life of a meteorologist at work, how they track storms, the equipment they use and storm safety tips for families. Mr. Childers also signed autographs, gave away t-shirts and helped program weather radios for guests. He was presented a proclamation by City of Holly Springs Mayor Andre’ DeBerry and was visited by Rep. Kelvin Buck (D-MS). At the end of his presentation, Mr. Childers and WMC-TV Marketing Director Chris Conroy drew tickets to win an Action News 5 jacket, in which a student from Holly Springs High School was the lucky winner.


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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY… Emergency notifications for students, faculty and staff will be handled by mass email, Channel 19, WURC 88.1 FM, RC-TV 2, and campus loud speakers. If you would like to receive emergency notifications by text message, please submit your cell phone number to Mrs. Carolyn Hymon, Dean of Students. The numbers will be used for emergencies ONLY and will not be distributed.

Emergency Numbers: Security office: 662-252-8090 Security guard on patrol: 662-216-3429


Student Showcase—Poetry Corner LOST by Nicole LaRue, sophomore

\ Does your campus organization still need to take yearbook photos? Contact Adrienne Phillips, 662-252-8000 ext. 4917 The Home Depot “Retool Your School Project” VOTE TO SUPPORT RUST COLLEGE! Vote for major & minor projects proposed by and for Rust College Major Project Rust College proposes to upgrade the present baseball field with a dugout, grading and sodding and erecting a new fence. Minor Project Rust College intends to install wrought iron fencing on the east side of campus to improve safety and appearance of the women's dormitories. Campus Pride The Campus Pride Grant will go to the school with the most votes and social media activity. Follow @RYS_2013 on Twitter and tweet Rust College photos and events using the hashtag #RustCollegeRYS2013 to earn points toward Rust College’s social media activity.

To Vote: Click “Vote For Your School” Scroll through to find Rust College, click and VOTE! Schools with the highest votes are at the top of the list— let’s put Rust College at the top of the list! VOTING ENDS APRIL 15, 2013 VOTE EVERYDAY! Dr. David L. Beckley, ‘67, President

There’s a young woman out there lost Lost in this dark world Like she’s living in the Big Apple She’s lost ‘cause there’s no one to guide her Her mind is always wondering Should she lay on her back and be like her mother Should she be a hustler on the block like her father Or should she be an entrepreneur like her sister. She chooses neither ‘cause her mind is so lost. But she’s a force to be reckoned with So she packs up to try to close this chapter of her lost mind But she finds herself at another crossroad Should she go left or right There’s no one to tell her to go right Not even her own mind, because she’s blind She’s a young woman that’s blind and lost Who will take her hand and lead her right into the light?? Would it be you or could it be you???

Dr. Ishmell H. Edwards, ’71, Vice President for College Relations

Ms. Adrienne F. Phillips, Public Relations Specialist

Campus Newsbriefs 4_12_2013  

Rust College Campus Newsbriefs - April 12, 2013. Rust College Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service