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THE METER

January 31, 2014 - February 13, 2014

Serving the Tennessee State University and Nashville community since 1950

Nashville, Tenn.

Players with TSU ties to compete in Super Bowl, p.10

WWW.TSUTHEMETER.COM

volume 64, issue 7

"I've been planning to come to this school for a while because you've made great strides and you've worked hard together." - President Barack Obama

New security measures promised after campus shooting, p.4

TSU students celebrate MLK Day with service, p.3

President Obama visits Nashville, talks education and student loans, p.6


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NEWS

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New Year. New Administration Changes. BY DelVakio Brown Staff Reporter

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n ew p re s i d e n t a n d n ew plans brings with i t a n ew v i s i o n a n d s o m e c h a n g e s. T h e 2 0 14 a c a d e m i c year is off with a n u m b e r o f n ew c h a n g e s. M a n y f a c u l ty a n d s t a f f p o s i t i o n s h av e c h a n g e d a n d h e re is an updated list of whom you will see doing what on c a m p u s. February Calendar

1. Division of Student Affairs a. Dr. Cheryl Green will oversee the Department of Residence Life. *Black Tiger Cinema B. Tiger Gems, cheerleaders and Pep Club will now fall under the -Hosted by SGA Department of Athletics. - Every Thursday during Feb., higlighting African American films C. Chandra Lipscomb will oversee Women's and Men's Centers. 2. Division of academic affairs a. Dr. Sharon Peters has been named Director of Community College Initiatives. B. Dr. Alisa Mosley, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, will assume the SACS Liaison functions along with Planning and Assessment functions.

*Black History Month T-Shirt Giveaway - Hosted by SGA

*Magazine Drive - Hosted by Miss TSU. Drop off your unwanted magazines in the SGA office in the box labeled Magazine Drive - Now - Feb. 14th -For more details email miablack@icloud.com

3. division of institutional advancement *SUBG Valentine's Day Party a. Robyn Tanya Watson has been named Assistant Vice President - 7pm - 10pm, Wednesday Feb. 12th, Elliot Hall of Institutional Advancement. She previously held the position of *COURTyard in the Cafe Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. 4. Division of administration a. Michelle Viera is now Assistant Vice President of Emergency Management and Conference Services where she will be responsible for events management. B. Dr. Curtis Johnson is now Associate Vice President for Administration and will continue to oversee Emergency Management and Support Services.

- Hosted by the Royal Court - Every Wednesday in the Cafe. More details to come.

*Black Love Poetry Slam - Feb. 27th in Faculty Dining - Hosted by NACWC - Contact cmickens@ymail.com for entry * Dream Queen Project: Vision Board Party for Women - Hosted by Miss TSU and the queens of her court - 6:30pm, Feb. 19th in Elliot Hall


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together and do something very productive for a good cause. After the day was done all the volunteers came together in TSU’s Kean Hall to reflect on the projects. The event did not only take place in Nashville but was a part of a National day where volunteers all across the country sacrificed time for others who are in need of their services. If you did not get to participate in this year’s event you have the chance to participate next year.

Students gathered in Kean Hall to get pepped up before going to their assigned site.

By Delvakio Brown Staff Reporter

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he cold weather on a cloudy S a t u r d a y morning didn’t stop community service for more than 300 students in the Nashville area. On January 18, students from Fisk, Belmont, David Lipscomb,Trevecca Nazarene universities, Meharry Medical College, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University came together for a joint service project in which five volunteer Nashville sites received help for the afternoon. The day of service was created as a way to unite the local universities and colleges. Charmin Bates, a Tennessee State faculty member who works with Service Learning of Tennessee State along with Belmont Ministries,

worked on the event for several months. Rebekah Sumrall, director of the Christian Women's Job Corp, was excited to receive students from around the Nashville area for help. She was especially excited to see TSU students. “I’m so delighted to see TSU students on today because we need more students from TSU to intern with us because we deal with social work, and it’s a great opportunity to get a hands on experience,” said Sumrall. The morning started off with a video presentation about the importance of service and how Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to service. Congressmen Jim Cooper spoke on behalf of President Barack Obama and encouraged the students to continue serving their community. Mark Hardy, vice president of Academic

Affairs, spoke to the volunteers and told them to take advantage of the day and make it a productive one. Student Tyra Laster, sophomore, mass communications major, was excited about participating in the service day. She said it felt great to see all the organizations on campus to come together and do service outside of their busy schedules. Students who helped with the Christian Women’s Job Corps helped move equipment to a local storage in the area. Participants at Second Harvest Food Bank helped package 9,000 pounds of food to be distributed to 7,000 families, while Project C.U.R.E volunteers helped assemble supplies for HIV/AID victims. Hadley Park was flooded with excited students to help out with the center and McKissack Middle School had a jam session as students painted walls,

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cleaned classrooms and stocked supplies for daily learning. Laster said she also enjoyed how all the schools could come

Tune in to THE METER TV and watch how the city came out to celebrate the nation's second largest MLK Day event, right here on campus... TSUTheMeter.com

Photo Credit: Delvakio Brown "McKissack Middle School had a jam session as students painted walls, (and) cleaned classrooms."


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January 31, 2014 • The Meter

NEWS

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President Glenda Glover Promises Increased Security Dear TSU Family:

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his correspondence is to bring you up to date regarding the shooting incident on our campus last night, and to discuss our enhanced safety procedures. Though the incident was disheartening, i am grateful to say that no tsu students or employees were involved. Campus police are continuing to work with metro police, as the investigation is on-going. Prior to the incident, the university began the implementation of a comprehensive security and emergency management plan to enhance campus safety. We will continue with this plan as we know campus security is paramount. In addition to other measures, the following will be implemented immediately by the university:

Photo Credit: Brandi Giles

1. Strictly enforce the mandatory ID. Policy 2. Increase patrol in strategic locations throughout the campus, and at certain access points 3. Provide more security in residence halls; 4. Implement control mechanisms in high traffic buildings, and other areas at night. We ask that students, parents, faculty, and staff please sign up for the tsu emergency management text message notification program. Through this system, users are notified about all campus emergencies, including inclement weather and other crisis situations. Again, your safety on campus is a primary concern. We will continue to monitor, enhance, and make the necessary upgrades to ensure that we address all concerns, particularly the safety of the tsu community.

Courtesy Channel 2 Nashville

TSU Police and Metro Police collect evidence at the scene.

Glenda Glover Courtesy Channel 2 Nashville Photo Credit: Brandi Giles The shooting took place between Kean Hall and Boyd Hall.vuwcb Caution tape was put on a door leading out of the student center.


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Glover Calls Emergency Meeting Amidst Shooting Concerns BY Tamara Wilson Staff Reporter

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oncerned and frustrated students came to the Forum Wednesday night as Glover shared the heightened campus security plan in response to the campus shooting that happened Tuesday night. The address was also an attempt to answer all questions from students and faculty members about safety concerns and how she plans to keep the campus safe. Students took this as an opportunity to not only express their concerns about safety, but also

Tune in to THE METER TV and hear how students are responding to campus security. TSUTheMeter.com President Glover adresses security problems for the university.

about living conditions on campus, internet issues, and questioning if campus police were equipped to handle the job of protecting the school. This all started Tuesday night just after 9 when police say two men got into an argument. The altercation started at Boyd Hall dormitory and spilled over to Kean Hall while an intramural basketball game was taking place, police say. One man was shot in the leg. He was later released from the hospital in fair condition. Campus officials say the cameras outside of the buildings were broken and did not capture the shooting. New cameras are set to be installed in the hallways of all six dormitory halls, outside around the campus, as well as each building on the campus no later than March,

according to Glover. Members of the campus administration say they plan on teaming up with IT techs to fix the camera problem immediately. The two men involved in the shooting were not TSU students, according to Glover. This comes on the heels of the new ID program that was supposed to have been heavily enforced at the start of this semester. "Every student will have to wear a visible school ID on them at all times to verify who belongs on campus and who does not. This plan is set to take place as of now,” said Richard Briggance, campus police chief. Keeping students safe isn’t the only concern of Glover’s, she said. Making sure they are informed is also her priority. During the forum, she announced there is now a cell

Photo credit: Tamara Wilson

phone app available for staff and students for quick and accurate campus alerts. She also announced that two police officers will be assigned to each residence hall. More than 10 new officers have been hired for the spring semester to help patrol campus. This is in addition to the 22 officers who were hired last semester in an attempt to increase security after a rash of campus vandalism. There are CourtCeCoursy of Golden Tate Courtesy WKRN Channel 2 News also plans for a new fence and talk of new construction that down, saying there will to be built around the school in the near future, according to caused students to begin firing not be an increase and that the Glover. No word yet on when off more questions at Glover. student safety comes first. She construction of that project Some students worried that told students that they would there might be an increase in not have to foot the bill for the will begin. All the new security hires tuition. Glover quickly shot additions.


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NEWS

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President Barack Obama Visits Music City After his speech the president smiled for pictures for the press before exiting the building.

National, local security agencies team up for POTUS visit

By michael curtis Delvkio Brown Staff Reporters

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President Obama leaves the stage after delivering his speech.

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resident Barack Obama deli vered a speech at McGavoch High School in front of a gymnasium full of students , teachers and dignitary members of the media. Less than 48 hours prior to his speech, a 15-year-old student was shot and killed by a 17-year-old classmate. Before giving his 24 minute speech, Obama said that he and his wife were praying for the families involved in the heartbreaking incident. “I’ve been planning to come to this school for a while because you’ve made great strides and you’ve worked hard together,” said Obama. “This community cares about you, this country cares about you. We want to celebrate what you’ve achieved because the message I want to send here today is that we want every child to have every chance in life," said Obama. Obama talked about training workers for indemand jobs and making sure students are getting the pay that they deserve.

Parts of South Nashville were shut down by several law enforcement agencies, all for the arrival of Obama in his first visit to Nashville since first taking office. He came to town Thursday afternoon and spoke before a crowd of students and city leaders at McGavock High School. In addition to the security personnel that traveled with Obama, additional security personnel in Nashville was assigned to receive and escort the president during his short visit. From the skies to the underground parts of the city, security was in place a few days before he even touched down on Nashville soil. Air Force 1 landed at Berry Field Tennessee Air National Guard at 3:40 p.m. and took off shortly before 6, headed back to Washington, D.C. There were bag checks, wand swipes, special security, National Guard, and Metro police, along with the Special Task Force. Ground security wasn’t the only priority for the security detail. Transportation for the president including the backup helicopter and limousines were flown in. Tight security plans fit for a president is second nature for his daily team, but Metro Police and other agencies in Nashville that participated in security held a special meeting to plan. Julius Shook, a 1979 graduate of Tennessee State University and a member of the Tennessee National Guard was part of the team that was assigned to han-

dling the news media. His job was to escort and facilitate all media in making sure that boundaries were not crossed. Compared to other officers helping with the day, Shook was told the day before on his duties. Shook didn’t mind the last minute notice. On the way to McGavock High School each roadway, bridge, and stop sign had more than one assigned police officer to it. Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper (D) greeted President Obama as he stepped foot off the plane and security checked Air Force 1 even after President Obama left to give his speech. Shook said there are many levels to security of the President which are separated by a simple method. “As the President travels from state to state, there are different head piece colors that are worn by security. Each color represents access to how close security can get to President Obama,” said Shook. The President’s security detail was beefed up for this visit, particularly because of the shooting death of a student that happened the night before his Nashville visit. Security in Washington D.C. was alerted one hour before President Obama gave his State of the Union speech. Terry Ross, T.S.U., class of 1994, and member of National Air Force Authority said security has to be top notch and nothing less. “Security in events like this is very detailed because we have to cover all bases and plan for all the things that could happen, and that are possible to happen. Some personnel are called for specific duties. Communication is the key because every member has to know what each security member is doing and details are put together days before so everything will work out


Photo Page

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Photo Credit: Courtney Mickens

A team from the TSU TV News 98, TSU The Meter, and WTST The Blaze set up to cover President Obama's address.

Seattle Seahawks StadiumP Photo Credit: Brandi Giles McGavock High School students get ready for the President's speech.

CourtCeCoursy of Seattle Seahawks Stadium Photo Credit: Courteny Mickens Audience awaits President Obama's address.

Photo Credit: Courtney Mickens Photo Credit: Courtney Mickens The principal of McGavock Hich School documented the event on his cell phone. Former Vice President Al Gore and actress Ashley Judd talk after the speech.


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President Glenda Glover and Tennessee State Rep. and TSU alum Thelma Harper await President Obama

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Students pray before the arrival of President Obama.

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President Obama arrives on stage.

Photo Credit: Courtney Mickens President Obama speaks to the crowd after his speech. President Obama addresses to the crowd.

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January 31, 2014 • The Meter

Life & Style

New Beginnings for The Meter Courtney Mickens EDITOR IN CHIEF

FROM WHERE I SIT “Every new beginning comes from another beginning's end.” –Seneca. Greetings Big Blue family! Many of you may not know me, but I have been given the rare privilege of becoming your Editor-In-Chief for The Meter. I have plenty of ideas and techniques that will be incorporated into this historic student newspaper. My passion for news and current events will drive this paper in the right direction. Keeping my eyes and ears open around campus will be my duty for Tennessee State University. As a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club Inc.

Women of Empowerment, an anchor for TSU-TV News 98, a member of the Honors program, Tiger Tour Guide, along with interning for News Channel 5 Nashville, it’ll be hard to keep a secret from me on campus. A couple of new ideas include making the digital news source for The Meter much more relevant on the TSU campus. Yes, we were present during homecoming week, but the live coverage will be much more accessible to the student body. Dormitories will have private screening of the live coverage, this will make students more aware of The Meter and how wonderful we are! The Meter will also work on expanding to the Nashville community. Given that most of Jefferson St. plans to subscribe to the paper next semester, a “Jefferson St. Corner” will be added to each issue.

The section will exploit a different business on Jefferson St. each week the paper is distributed. This program will help the TSU community feel connected with the Nashville area, and help incoming freshmen get associated with their new surroundings. Overall, this semester will be one to remember for The Meter of Tennessee State University. As we approach our 64th year strong, boundaries will be broken, students will be enlightened, and The Meter will be bigger than ever before.

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Advisor Harriet Vaughan-Wallace Editor-in-Chief Courtney A. Mickens Patrick Lewis Alicia Bailey Antwon Holman Walter Wallace Staff Reporters Adrianne Walker Aric Jones Delvakio Brown Ashley Banks Brad Strode Brandi Giles Brittany Betts Chanel Lake Felicia Shaffer Joshua Henderson Kendall Butler Krystal Nichols Michael Curtis Ryan Tasker Shanyn Stokes Tamara Wilson Photographers: Brandi Glies CIRCULATION: 2,000


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Super Bowl Battle has Tiger Ties

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By Aric Jones Staff Reporter

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Coutesy of Golden Tate Golden Tate III with his father and TSU alum, Golden Tate II.

uper Bowl XLVIII (48) will be played in New Jersey this weekend but the game hits close to home for two of the players. Golden Tate III of the Seattle Seahawks and Dominique RodgersCromartie both have ties to Nashville and TSU. Tate, the son of former TSU wide receiver Golden Tate II, graduated from Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville in 2007. He’ll square off against Rodgers-Cromartie, a former TSU All-American cornerback who now plays for the Denver Broncos. As these players take the field for the biggest game of

their lives, friends, family and former teammates in the Music City will be cheering them on. “This matchup is going to showcase the talent that we have coming out of this school and this city,” said Robert Savage, a friend of both Tate and RodgersCromartie. Savage is a former TSU football player and Nashville native. As a friend and fan of each, he says he looks at this milestone as inspiration for others as well as himself. “Me and Golden grew up together, so when I saw what he was doing in college, it made me believe that if I was in shape, I could do the same thing or better,” Savage said. Savage and Tate began playing football together when they were 9-years-old for the Gra-Mar Pirates. Savage then went on to play for Whites Creek High School which was a change of speed in football from Pope John Paul II where Tate excelled. Both playing wide receiver, Savage says he viewed Tate as competition and his respect for him as a player didn't come until the collegiate level. “He was killing private school guys, but then we went to Notre Dame and I was like 'wow, he's really that deal,'” says Savage. Savage isn't the only one that remembers Tate's early years and flashbacks on them and how he reached the Super Bowl level “I used to bring him to TSU games all the time and we'd watch together from the sideline. He grew up around the game,” Tate II says. Tate III began football as a running back and later moved to wide receiver, the same position where his father shined while playing at TSU. Even though he followed in those footsteps set for him, Tate II doesn't take credit for his excellence at the position. “We would throw the football all the time when he

was younger and he could always catch,” Tate II says. “He was always so into football. It just so happened that he began as a running back,” added Tate II. Those gifted hands that his father remembers him having at such an early age, have only gotten better with time. Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, spoke highly about Tate's catching ability. “He's got very strong hands. He can catch the ball against anybody basically. Even though he's a smaller guy, he's got great leaping ability, great hands,” Wilson says. As he's widely known for his outstanding skill set, all of the tricks will be pulled out of Tate's repertoire in the Super Bowl as he will line up across from RodgersCromartie. “Against DRC, he's going to have to be creative because [Rodgers-Cromartie] is really fast,” Savage added. Rodgers-Cromartie was chosen with the 16th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Since then, he's played in one Super Bowl and has been named to one Pro Bowl. Savage views RodgersCromartie's accomplishments as nothing short of great and says his accomplishments provide hope to TSU football players. “He came from the same place we came from and he made it to the highest level,” Savage says. “I think coming to TSU humbled him and he played to show what other schools that passed up on him missed out on, which helped him reach the NFL.” Tate II is also looking forward to this big matchup, saying Rodgers-Cromartie is a good cornerback and it should be very exciting. “It feels great to have a son named after me playing in the Super Bowl,” Tate II says, “It's unbelievable.” The game will air at 5:30 p.m., Sunday on Fox.


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Your Closet Reflects Your Personality By Chanel Lake Staff Reporter

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hoes, handbags, and clothes all very essential items not only on your body but also in your closet. It may be organized with shelves and plastic bins or just one big pile that had begun to form in the corner. However it may be it’s your closet and in a way it is screaming with your personality. As a little girl we organized our Barbie dolls clothes and favorite tea party animals. In a way, our closet can describe and explain our personal style. Everyone’s style can be a combination of different styles - preppy, professional, hippie, casual, hobo chic, all of these styles may be in your closet along with clothes that hold memories close to your heart. I did a poll on campus on what celebrity had the best closet. Seven out of 10 women

said Mariah Carey has one of the best closets. Mariah Carey’s closet contains more than 1,000 pairs of shoes along with gold accents on the floor. “The stuff that isn’t hanging up shows my style. I like things I can wear multiple times. I like to piece stuff together, and I don’t just buy like one outfit,” said California native, Paige Braxton. Braxton, works for TSU Athletic Department. When she is not in her sweat pants on the field she likes to put together fun outfits. Style begins with what is popular in the media and what we see everyday out and about. Waking up in the morning outfits set the mood for the day. If it’s organized then it can be easier to pick something out and continue with your morning routine. “I have boxes, shoes and towels,” said Braxton. Space also plays a huge role in your closet , because the more

space you have, you can either organize or clutter your closet with unnecessary items. When I asked Paige about her closet at home versus the one here on campus, she said “ My closet at home is a walk-in, so it has a lot of space and I have my shoes on one side and clothes on the other”. Personal style is very important on college campuses because it’s what sets you apart from everyone else. Closets hold more than clothes and shoes but also they hold memories. Braxton described a skirt she wore this past Christmas. “This grey and black polka dot skirt I wore reminds of me how much fun I had with my family on Christmas, the Christmas before my grandmother passed away so we didn’t really anything for Christmas”.

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A photo of The Meter Reporter Chanel Lake's closet

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Life&Style

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Stay Out of this CHILD'S Life!

Things like racing in a gated family community are Patrick things you shouldn't do. I Lewis thought as he got older my Staff annoyance for him would have Writer calmed down a notch but it FROM WHERE I STAND only increased 10-fold. People are really annoyed, omething I'm real- calling Bieber a misguided kid, ly getting tired of like seriously really? hearing about is all He was arrested for DUI this news pertain- and resisting arrest. I'm ing to Justin Bieber. I'm not really hoping that being he's really sure who's supervising a famous person, he doesn't this kid but they should get get a slap on the wrist or only him under control. have to do community serSeems like every other vice like some have done . He week there is something on stood on a balcony to spit on television about this boy. fans and people call that misWe know you make a ton of guided. money but that doesn't give Let this be some other you the authority to be a nui- kid, who maybe doesn’t have sance to your neighbors. the same fat bank account as Bieber or maybe a kid from

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another race that doesn’t get a lot of second chances, and let’s see how much leniency they get. You have a kid making all this money and acting like he doesn't have a bit of sense, blowing his fame and reputation away quickly. I can't respect someone who doesn't respect themselves. At the rate he's going, it's hard to say what he'll be on the news for next. Hopefully it won't be anything tragic.

Tune in to The Meter TV at TSUTheMeter.com for the latest!

Google 'You have a kid making all this money and acting like he doesn't have a bit of sense," says reporter Patrick Lewis

Congratulations to the December 2013 graduating staffers

LaToya Pickett Editor-In-Chief

Shondrika Kennedy Food Critic

LaToya Poore Sports Editor

Sponny Carter Staff Writer

Thank you for your contribution to the success of The Meter. Remember you "Enter to Learn go forth to serve!"


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>>Profile: Alpha Phi Omega Community Service Organization BY Tyla Daniels Staff Reporter

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embers of the Psi Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity at Tennessee State University have been seen countless times working in the community The members of APO have most recently been seen participating in the Breast Cancer Walk at LP Field, helping those in leadership operate smoothly. They have also volunteered with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and planted trees at Bellevue Middle School. This organization has proven over time that they are passionate about being leaders and servants of their community. “As a child I was always told if I’m able to, I should give back. I get personal joy from helping someone out and making someone’s situation easier. This

is just another way to give back,” says Joshua Gregory a member of APO and electrical engineer major from Memphis, TN. The membership roster includes some familiar names such as former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama, who was a former chapter advisor of APO in Chicago. This organization goes far beyond the boundaries of TSU. APO not only holds chapters all across the United States but in Australia and the Philippines as well. “What lures people in is that it’s a service fraternity. We get to serve the community, the state and the nation,” says senior Amari McCallister, english major from Memphis, TN. While APO seeks to build up the community, they say they also aim to build themselves up by fostering a strong brotherhood which promotes powerful networking. “I love being able to interact and work with such a diverse

group of people. We can show each other how to hold ourselves accordingly, how to write a resume and give the do’s and don’ts in our society,” says Gregory. All of the work seems to be paying off. APO is getting the attention of other students who are impacted by their work. “It sounds like a fun organization. I’ve always had problems with committing to volunteer work so it’s good that there are organizations like APO who are dedicated to community service,” says sophomore Brittney Mitchell, biology major from Detroit, MI.

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December 11 2013 • The Meter

TSU Christmas Delivery A Success

BY Krystal Nichols Staff Reporter

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he season of giving went off without a hitch. Tennessee State University leaders dug deep into the Nashville community to spread holiday cheer. In a culture controlled by consumerism, the idea of giving is often times lost in the pursuit of finding the ‘perfect gift’, bargain shopping, and gift wrapping. As Christmas lights twinkled for the first time on campus last year, TSU embraced the true meaning of Christmas. President Glenda Glover and her team delivered Christmas gifts to families along Jefferson Street.

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President Glover delivers holiday cheer to a child on Torbet St.

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The Presidental Cabinet of TSU gives toys, household needs and more to local Nashville residents.

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