Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Thrasher holds all the cards for deciding when “interim” College of Engineering deanship ends

Selection process for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering dean since 1987
Back in a September interview with the Tallahassee Democrat, FAMU President Elmira Mangum was asked about the search process for a permanent dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (COE).

“Oh, it started in earnest. We’re at a point of using an external search firm. We’ve got the RFP out. We’re about ready to kick that off. If we were lucky, we’d get a Dean in January…” Mangum said.

But despite Mangum’s use of the word “we,” FSU President John Thrasher really holds all the cards for deciding when the current interim deanship at the COE will end because he must agree to jointly appoint a new permanent dean.  

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rock bottom: Mangum, Winslow football shakeup leaves Rattlers tied for worst in MEAC

Florida A&M finished its 2015 football season in a four-way tie for worst in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Avon Foundation awards FAMU grant for Dating Abuse Prevention Education

FAMU has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The grant will fund efforts by FAMU’s Student Health Services to activate bystanders to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking.

This is the first year FAMU has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.
The grant is one of only 25 Avon campus grants, totaling $250,000, awarded to colleges nationwide to fund programs providing preventive education and training and promoting healthy relationships, as well as offering local resources.

Tanya Tatum (pictured), director of FAMU Student Health Services and principal investigator for the grant, said the funds are going to be used to obtain training for students and staff members in the nationally recognized Green Dot Program, which teaches bystander intervention.

Friday, November 27, 2015

FAMU Institute of Public Health celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Institute of Public Health (IPH), housed in FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoPPS), is celebrating 20 years of excellence in public health.

According to IPH Director Cynthia M. Harris, Ph.D. (pictured), the FAMU Public Health Program personifies the mission of the University, to provide service to an underserved community.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Rattler Nation blogging team wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FAMU Volleyball’s season ends in MEAC tourney’s semi-finals

The Florida A&M University women’s volleyball team made a valiant effort in the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament, winning a tough five-set opener before losing in the semifinals Saturday at the Hytche Center on the campus of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

The injury-riddled, shorthanded team (8-21, 7-3 in MEAC) fell in Saturday’s semifinals to Northern Division champion Howard University (17-13), 3-1 (20-25, 20-25, 28-26, 19-25).