FAMU audiovisual journalism student selected for a trip to China



Florida A&M student gets NABJ scholarship in China

The National Association of Black Journalists selected FAMU student Belynda Wesley as one of its 2018 NABJ Les Payne Reporting Trip to China scholarship recipients.

The trip honors Les Payne, founder and fourth president of NABJ, for his work in fostering overseas reporting experiences.

Wesley will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and join the NABJ delegation to China from November 24 to December 2.

Wesley is a senior student in audiovisual journalism. At FAMU, she was involved in FAMU TV20 and published articles in The FAMUan

FAMU employs nearly 2,000 high school students in Orlando

Florida A&M University used the Florida Blue Florida Classic Weekend to recruit the best and brightest high school students in Central Florida.

Nearly 2,000 students attended a recruiting event at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Friday, in which many of the top students who had previously applied also received announcements of acceptance.

FAMU President Larry Robinson was the keynote speaker.

FAMU Alumnus Wins Woman of the Year Award for Efforts in Technology

FAMU alumnus Diana Lee Caplinger, Executive Director of Consumer Technology for SunTrust Banks, Inc., received Georgia’s Woman in Technology “Woman of the Year” award.

Florida state professor addresses weather forecasting issues

Just a month after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, a Florida State University researcher will look at the problems with daily weather forecasts and why they are often inaccurate.

Jeffrey Chagnon, Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, presents: “Predictable Unpredictable: What Can We Know About Future Weather? As part of the RAZOR lecture series at the Tallahassee Challenger Center.

The conference will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Tallahassee Challenger Center, 200 S. Duval St.

FSU Alumni Association honors young alumni

The Florida State University Alumni Association honored top alumni on Friday at its Alumni Awards Dinner.

The event rewarded the FSU Notable Noles in 2018 with a spotlight on the three recipients of the Reubin O’D 2018. Askew Young Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the FSU Alumni Association.

The winners were:

Joseph Albano (BS ’06), Tampa

Jenna McHenry (BS ’07, MS ’12, Ph.D. ’13), Durham, North Carolina

Daniel Smith (BME ’05), Tallahassee

The three Askew Award recipients are among 22 young alumni in the 2018 Notable Noles class, formerly known as “Thirty Under 30”.

FSU professor appointed member of the criminological society

Daniel Mears, Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology.

He was honored on November 14 at the company’s annual conference on November 14 in Atlanta.

This is the second year in a row that the college has produced an ASC scholarship holder. Last year Eric Stewart, Ronald L. Simons Professor of Criminology, was inducted into the society.

Mears has been recognized for his research in crime and criminal justice policy, as well as for his service to the association and to the field of criminology.

FSU Entrepreneurship Students Obtain Honors

A Florida State University student became the winner of a statewide competition for student entrepreneurs and will represent Florida at the national final of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) l ‘next year.

Hannah King, owner of Woven Futures, a company that markets the unique craftsmanship of Guatemalan weavers, won a cash prize of $ 2,500 and $ 20,000 in business services after winning the GSEA competition in Miami on 14 November.

Adam Serota, FSU senior, owner of Heritage Apparel, which offers custom design and printing options primarily for shirts, took second place.

Now, King will join around 30 student entrepreneurs from across the country to compete in the National Finals in Denver in January. The winner of this competition will represent the United States at the GSEA World Finals next April in Macau, China.

Florida State University Center Hosts Stalking Conference

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Advancement of Communities, Families, and Children will address the issue of stalking as part of its new lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.”

University of Kentucky researcher TK Logan will serve as the guest speaker for the second installment of the series.

It will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at the FSU Alumni Center, 1030 W. Tennessee St.

Logan is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the UK College of Medicine and the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research.


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