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Monday, April 1, 2019

TSU Photographer Selected as a
Texas State Artist for 2020

Longtime Texas Southern University Photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. was selected by the Texas State Legislature as one of the Texas State Artists for 2020 in the two-dimensional category. During each Legislative Session, the Texas State Legislature designates Texas State Artists for the following positions: state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artists. Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) manages the TCA nomination process.
“I am grateful for the honor and recognition but my joy comes from carrying this camera, finding a subject that is interesting and ‘clicking,’” said Hudnall.
As a Texas State Artist, Hudnall will serve a one-year-term and represent the state’s artistic legacy. He will be widely recognized for his contributions to the state and advancement of his art form. Hudnall will also have the opportunity to be included on TCA’s Texas Touring Roster.
For more information about Hudnall’s honor, Click Here.
SGA President Travels Abroad for a Spring Break Scholarship Giveaway

Student Government Association President Aaron Dallas and SGA Board Member Tyler Smith spent their Spring Break traveling to Liberia with the goal of making a lasting impact. With funds from the Dallas-Jones Dream Foundation 501c3 partnered with funds from Texas Southern University, Dallas and Smith were able to make an investment into the future leaders of tomorrow. While there, two $500 scholarships were given to the students of Owensgrove Elementary and High School and the Divine Rock Orphanage.
“Giving out scholarships is a way to show support for those pursuing an education and hopefully will be a tool to encourage them to keep going,” said Dallas. The scholarships will go towards supporting school supplies, tuition and salaries of teachers.

Time for Students to B.R.A.G. 
On Tuesday, April 2, a new tradition will take place at TSU – the “Be Ready and Graduate” (B.R.A.G.) ceremony, which recognizes those students who have hit the 90+ credit hour mark in their educational journey at the University. The event is part of TSU’s Project Graduation initiative, an effort to increase the University’s persistence and graduation rates - and help our students on their pathway to success and completion. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the H&PE Arena, B.R.A.G. attendees will receive critical information regarding their degree path – including their degree audit, financial aid status, as well as a special item that symbolizes the purpose of “being ready and graduating.” All students with 90–plus hours should make plans to attend B.R.A.G.

Spring 2019 Graduate Students' Town Hall Meeting

All graduate students are invited to the Spring 2019 Graduate  Students’ Town Hall Meeting, a great opportunity to network with fellow graduate students, meet the Graduate School Dean and staff, and to get answers and information!
Event details: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 5-7 p.m.; Location: JHJ School of Business Auditorium (JHJ 113)

Comm Week and Research Week Recap
The students, faculty, and staff of Texas Southern University had an eventful week as the College of Communication and the Office of Research hosted their respective weeks. Both Comm Week and Research Week brought attention to the academic progress happening on campus. Several industry leaders visited the School of Communication to talk to students about various subjects concerning Communications like how to break into the industry and networking amongst other things. Students also had the opportunity to display their work at panels and workshops. Research Week brought visiting scientists to campus and allowed TSU students and faculty to showcase their research through presentations, sessions, and exhibits. At the end of the week, culminating awards programs/receptions were held by both areas.

World Health Day - April 3

On Wednesday, April 3, TSU hosts World Health Day, a global initiative designed to ensure that people of all ethnicities, regardless of affordability, have adequate access to health care or are informed on where to obtain such services.  
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the following activities will take place:

  • The March of Dimes will provide a special panel discussion on its newest initiative – Birth Equity.  The organization will discuss issues related to preconception health. The discussion will be moderated by Channel 13’s Gina Gaston.  Topics of discussion will include things to do and consider before having a child – from nutrition, physical activity, smoking, drinking and use of drugs, and avoiding exposure to harmful substances at work and home.
  • The City of Houston will provide information from the following departments: Adolescence Health through My Brother’s Keeper, Healthy Families, Public Health Preparedness, HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, and Immunizations.  The departments will have representatives and booths throughout the event so that students can learn more about these services.
  • The Division of Student Services will provide information from the university’s Health Services department and wellness activities throughout the grounds near and around the student center.
  • Finally, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will provide an opportunity for individuals to save a life by donating blood. If you are interested in donating, we ask that you sign up by clicking here.  Although appointments are encouraged, walk up donors are welcome. 

Texas Job Fair
Set for April 2

Each spring, the Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers (HACCC) hosts the Texas Job Fair - one of the largest college job fairs in Texas. This event attracts students and alumni from HACCC institutions, in addition to graduates from institutions throughout Texas. With 128 employers expected to attend, the Texas Job Fair takes place on Tuesday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rice University’s Tudor Fieldhouse (6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005). To learn more about 
The Texas Job Fair, view 
Job Seeker Information or Employer Information
Registration occurs on site and is free for students and university alumni. Member Institution students and alumni, check with your Career Services office about the availability of transportation from your campus which may require registration.

Maroon & Gray Affair Nears
The stars will definitely be out for the upcoming Maroon & Gray Affair, set for Saturday, April 27, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston. Tables are beginning to fill and the entertainment lineup is set. R&B trio SWV will headline the music, along with DJ Kid Capri and, of course, TSU’s own legendary Ocean of Soul Marching Band.  Master and Mistress of Ceremonies include Comedian Billy Sorrells and KPRC anchor Syan Rhodes. The event will also honor several TSU alumni, current students, and other special guests. More details – including information about our top-level sponsors – will follow in subsequent issues of eNews. For now, visit for more information and to reserve your spot at TSU's biggest fundraiser for student scholarships. Last year, $1 million was raised to support deserving students who otherwise might not become Tigers. This year, you can help the university raise even more to make higher education a reality for additional students.
Tigers defeat Louisiana–Monroe 108-102 in triple overtime to advance to CIT semifinals
The Tigers of Texas Southern University continued their memorable basketball season this past Thursday with a thrilling 108-102 win in triple-overtime at Louisiana–Monroe in the quarter-finals of the Tournament. TSU will face Green Bay on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Green Bay for the right to advance to the CIT championship game.
A watch party for the game will be held on the TSU campus in the Student Center Game Room, beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend.
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TSU to Participate in
HUB Exposition

The Office of Procurement Services, Purchasing Division staff will participate in the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Connection Seminar and Expo May 6th and 7th at the Irving Convention Center. The annual event allows state agencies to meet HUB vendors and develop strategies for increasing HUB purchases. Orders can be placed at the Expo. State agency purchasers are hereby granted an exemption from purchasing items off of Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) contracts for one-time purchases made at the “Doing Business Texas Style HUB Vendor Fair.” The exemption is based on a best value determination, which includes delivery time.
Purchasing staff welcomes requests for goods or services from all University departments. The Expo offers competitive prices and TSU staff will place orders with a HUB vendor during the event.
Please submit your requests by close of business on May 2, 2019 using this link: 
For more information, contact Kisten Rhodes, HUB Coordinator at Kisten.Rhodes@TSU.EDU or 713-313-1963.
March is Procurement month, please stop by and meet your Purchasing Staff located in Hannah Hall, Ste 333!

Texas Southern University Theatre Presents "Home for Thanksgiving"

Texas Southern University Theatre presents “Home for Thanksgiving,” an engaging and humorous family drama written and directed by TSU Associate Professor of Theatre Thomas Meloncon. The story takes place in the modest home of Julia and Lola St. Julian in Dippity Do, Louisiana. Bobby St. Julian is the first in his family to attend college and is headed to the prestigious Princeton University. Something happens to Bobby at Princeton and when he returns home, the humble country boy has mutated into someone unrecognizable.
"Home for Thanksgiving" will appeal to every emotion and run on the following dates and times in the Ollington Smith Playhouse (3100 Cleburne St. Houston, TX 77004):
April 11, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
April 12, at 7 p.m.
 April 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
 April 14, at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid TSU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or online at For more information contact  Rasarito Rodriguez-Gonzalez by email ( or the TSU Box Office at
(713) 313-7157. 
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to Support Projects in Africa
Declan I. Onwudiwe from Texas Southern University was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike on capacity building of the masters and doctoral programs, mentoring of graduate students, and curriculum development in criminology and security studies.
The project is designed in collaboration with Dr. Smart Otu to improve the academic and teaching quality of the criminology and security studies at the Ndufu Aliki federal university.  The objective of the project is to help improve the program curriculum, mentoring and training students in criminology and security studies, supervise graduate theses and dissertations, collaborate with faculty on research, and capacity building of the criminology and security studies at the university.
Declan I. Onwudiwe’s project is part of a broader initiative that will pair 51 African Diaspora scholars with one of 43 higher education institutions and collaborators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to work together on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities in the coming months.  
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its sixth year, is designed to increase Africa’s brain circulation, build capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa and the United States and Canada. It is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya, which coordinates the activities of the Advisory Council. A total of 385 African Diaspora Fellowships have now been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013.
Fellowships match host universities with African-born scholars (individually or in small groups) and cover the expenses for project visits of between 21 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, and the cost of obtaining visas and health insurance.
See full list of 2018 projects, hosts and scholars and their universities.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
TSU vs Wiley College (DH)
2:00 pm / 4:30 pm
Men's Baseball
MacGregor Park - Houston, Tx

Friday, April 5, 2019
TSU vs Grambling State  / 5:00 pm / Men's Baseball
MacGregor Park - Houston, Tx
TSU vs Grambling State  / 3:00 pm / Women's Softball
Memorial Park - Houston, Tx

Saturday, April 6, 2019
TSU vs Grambling State / 2:00 pm / Men's Baseball
MacGregor Park - Houston, Tx
TSU vs Grambling State  / 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm / Women's Softball
Memorial Park - Houston, Tx

Saturday, April 6, 2019
TSU vs Grambling State
1:00 pm
Men's Baseball
MacGregor Park - Houston, Tx
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