Coppin State University News Briefs

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BALTIMORE — University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman visited Coppin State University on October 21.

Perman toured CSU’s Science and Technology Center (STC) with President Anthony L. Jenkins and Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, CSU professor and chair of the department of biology.

Perman said he thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learning about research at CSU.

Coppin’s STC building is a state-of-the-art facility that enables access to cutting edge, high performance sciences and technology education that allows a wide range of teaching, learning and research activity. It is designed to integrate fields of study with high social and community impact. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the laboratory spaces have been outfitted with specially designed plexiglass research safety enclosures to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

 

Coppin State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Named Recipient of John Lewis HBCU Grant

BALTIMORE – Coppin State University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, led by SAAC President Jazzleen McRae, as well as advisor and head bowling coach Shaunita Middleton, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 John Lewis HBCU Grant.

The grant, in honor of the late congressman and civil rights pioneer, John Lewis, was formed to support voter registration, education and/or voter mobilization on Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) campuses and provides up to $2,000 for their programming.

“Voting is so important because it’s our time to take our future into our own hands and electing the officials we see best fit for the success of the people,” said McRae. “Especially now, with so much social unrest and a global pandemic, our voices, opinions and lives matter because they’re the ones being most affected. The John Lewis HBCU Grant gives us the opportunity to highlight the significance in a fun, creative way, not only to Coppin students, but also the surrounding community.”

To date, all members of Coppin’s bowling, softball, men’s & women’s tennis, volleyball and women’s basketball teams are registered to vote.

CSU Nursing to Visit Churches, Administer Flu Vaccines

BALTIMORE — Coppin State University’s Helene Fuld School of Nursing is joining forces with the Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF’s) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC), the Baltimore City Health Department, and the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to offer flu vaccine clinics adjacent to two Baltimore City churches in the coming weeks.

The first clinic was held on October 17th. The rate of COVID-19 illness and death is high in the Black community, which is even more reason for these communities to protect against the flu. Bringing the clinics to the churches in a safe outdoor location can provide parishioners with a further sense of comfort during a trying time. Dr. Danita Tolson, Chairperson of the BSN department (lead), Dr. Denyce Watties-Daniels, Associate Professor, HFSON, Ms. Danielle Artis, Assistant Professor, HFSON, Ms. Ursula Bishop, Adjunct Faculty, BSN, and Dr. Tracey L. Murray, Dean, CHP are the associated faculty and administrative personnel. Dr. Tolson and Dr. Murray plan to use the funds associated with this Interagency Agreement to support the BSN students’ NCLEX-RN preparation.

Danere Hawks, CSU nursing student gives flu shot.
CSU Nursing Students give Flu Vaccines.

Recruiting Latinx Students 

Coppin State University’s (CSU) admissions counselor Marcus Edwards and Eagle Nation volleyball star Salma Gonzalez-Sosa represented CSU this week at a virtual college fair for Latinx  students.  The event is called Alcanza 2020 was hosted by George Mason University.

CSU admissions counselor Marcus Edwards and Eagle Nation volleyball star Salma Gonzalez-Sosa.