Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer keynote speaker for Black Family Life Health Disparities Conference

Posted by ncarter | 01/18/2011 09:13 AM

(Augusta, GA)-  Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services will serve as keynote speaker for the Black Family Life Health Disparities Conference.  The conference will take place January 20-22, 2011 in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pre-conference reception will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in the Candler Memorial Library Building at Paine College. Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia will serve as speaker for the pre-conference reception.  The event is by invitation only.

RADM Penelope Slade-Sawyer, PT, MSW, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, directs the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is the Acting Executive Director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS).  RADM Slade-Sawyer is a Commissioned Corps Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, RADM Slade-Sawyer is responsible for strengthening the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of the Department within the collaborative framework of the HHS agencies.  She is a senior health advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and to the Secretary of HHS.

RADM Slade-Sawyer leads the ODPHP in coordinating three key initiatives for HHS: Healthy People 2010, the Department’s comprehensive set of national disease prevention and health promotion objectives developed to improve the health of all people in the United States; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture every 5 years since 1980, this publication is the statutorily mandated basis for Federal nutrition education activities, and currently in a revision year; and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by HHS, designed to provide information and guidance on the types and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health benefits for Americans aged 6 years and older. Together, these efforts focus both on preventing disease by addressing major risk factors (such as physical inactivity and poor nutrition) and on reducing the burden of disease through appropriate health screenings and prevention of secondary conditions. In leading these priorities for the Department, RADM Slade-Sawyer, through the HHS agencies and within OPHS, builds on HHS policy and programs based on the best available evidence on how to prevent or mitigate chronic disease through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, medical screenings, and avoidance of risky behaviors.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu

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Dr. George C. Bradley announced today the appointment of Dr. Tina Y. Cardenas as the Vice President of Student Affairs

Posted by ncarter | 01/14/2011 06:00 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley announced today the appointment of Dr. Tina Y. Cardenas as the Vice President of Student Affairs.
 
Cardenas was appointed Interim Vice President of Student Affairs in March 2010. She will continue to coordinate and supervise the following areas: Office of Career Services, the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Activities, Office of Disability Services, Health Clinic and Campus Safety.
 
Also, she will continue to coordinate programs, and activities in the areas of counseling, new student orientation, student housing, student discipline, student activities, student development programs, social regulations, the yearbook, student medical services, disability services, the student center, wellness programs, campus safety, and career services.
 
Cardenas holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Auburn University, a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Alabama A&M University, and a Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Argosy University.
 
The Paine College Community congratulates her on her promotion and wishes her continued success.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration | Friday, January 14, 2011| 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM| Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

Posted by ncarter | 01/12/2011 11:19 AM

Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta from 2001-2009, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The observance, which rotates between Augusta State University, Augusta Technical College, Paine College, and the Medical College of Georgia, will be hosted on Friday, Jan. 14, at noon, in the Maxwell Theatre on the ASU campus.

Franklin became Atlanta’s first woman mayor and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major Southern city. During her first term, she cut her own salary by $40,000, cut the Mayor’s staff by 50 percent, and eliminated 277 jobs and 605 vacancies. To fill a budget gap of $82 million, she also recalled nonessential city-owned cars, cell phones, and credit cards and issued an administrative order to freeze vacancies except in public safety.
Prior to Franklin’s re-election in 2005, she was named one of the nation’s five best big-city mayors by Time Magazine, alongside Richard Daley and Michael Bloomberg.  In 2005, she was short-listed for the World Mayor Award.

Over the course of her outstanding career, Franklin has been featured in several publications including Business to Business, the New York Times, Ebony, Jet, Glamour, Atlanta Woman, and Georgia Trend. She also was chosen as one of Atlanta’s movers and shakers in Jezebel magazine.

A leading women’s advocacy group, The White House Project, named Franklin one of 8 in ‘08 female politicians who could make a presidential run, the only non-national politician or governor on the list. Later, Franklin was named co-chair of the 2008 Democratic Convention. She is past president of the National Convention of Democratic Mayors.
Franklin received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In May 2002, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Howard University.

Admission is free. For more information, call the Office of Student Activities at 706-737-1610.

 

Paine College Community to operate under normal operating hours

Posted by ncarter | 01/12/2011 02:38 AM

 

The Paine College Community will operate under its normal operating hours today. Breakfast will be served in the Peters Campus Center for students at 7:00 a.m., classes will resume at 8:00 a.m., all offices at the institution will open at 9:00 a.m. and course registration will resume at 9:00 a.m. in the Candler Memorial Library Building. 

Spring Convocation is also still scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lamburth Memorial Chapel. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu. 


 

Paine College Community welcomes Dr. W.C. Howard as Special Assistant to the President

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 12:28 PM

Dr. George C. Bradley, announced today the appointment of Dr. W. C. Howard as Special Assistant to the President.

Howard formerly served as Senior Vice President for the College of Professional Adults at Allen University. He has also served as President of Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing, MA, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Talladega College in Talladega, AL. His professional accomplishments include successful SACS re-accreditation at Allen University, Atlanta Metropolitan College and Miles College. He is a renowned national and international lecturer on leadership.

Howard's specialties include professional leadership and faculty development, capital campaigns, grant awards, and curriculum development and implementation.  He has successfully secured over $4 million in grants and aided institutions with increased endowments.

Howard holds degrees in Leadership/Law Planning, Counseling and Social Science/Psychology.

The Paine College Community welcomes and congratulates him on his new position.

Paine College Community welcomes Mr. Andre Farley as Dean of On-line and Blended Programs

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 11:52 AM

Dr. George C. Bradley, announced today the appointment of Mr. Andre Farley as Dean of On-line and Blended Programs.

Farley formerly served as an Independent Consultant with various institutions of higher education.  He has over 15 years of higher education experience. He has served at Vice President of Enrollment Management at Allen University. He has also served in various positions at Edward Waters College,  Virginia State University, Elizabeth City State University and Benedict College. 

His professional accomplishments include developing and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management system to support the tracking and recruitment of prospects and applicants.

Farley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Carolina, a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University.

The Paine College Community welcomes and congratulates him on his new position.

The Paine College Lion Yearbook Staff announces Underclassmen Yearbook photographs! Location Change: Candler Memorial Library Building (Office of Admissions Conf. Room)

Posted by ncarter | 01/11/2011 06:51 AM

The Paine College Lion Yearbook Staff is proud to announce Underclassmen Yearbook photographs. The staff of Wilson Photography Studio will be here on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to take photographs of the freshman, sophomore and junior class. Photography sessions will take place in Candler Memorial Library Building, 1st Floor (Admissions Conference Room) from 12 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
 
Don't be shy. This year, The Lion Yearbook Staff is watching you. That's right, put your best foot forward as you prepare for photographs. Before the release of the 2010-2011 Yearbook, the staff will give awards to the students with the best photograph from each class.

Seniors photography dates will be announced shortly. Please reference wwww.paine.edu and your Paine College email account for updates.
 
Show us you can be a yearbook star!  For more information, contact Natasha Carter @ 706-396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu

Paine College issues two (2) hour delay for Tuesday, January 11, 2011 workday

Posted by ncarter | 01/10/2011 12:55 PM

(Augusta, GA)--Due to the inclement weather conditions for Central Savannah River Area, the Paine College Community will operate on a two (2) hour delay for Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  The institution will be closed until 11:00AM . All essential personnel is expected to report during normal operating hours.  All other offices will begin operating by 11:00AM. 


For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576.

 

Paine College closed for Monday, January 10, 2011 workday

Posted by ncarter | 01/9/2011 18:43 PM

(Augusta, GA)--Due to the inclement weather conditions for Central Savannah River Area, the Paine College campus will be closed for Monday, January 10, 2011 for all non- essential employees. This means registration will not take place today. Please reference www.paine.edu for updates regarding other scheduled Paine College activities and the Tuesday, January 11, 2011 workday.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (678) 215-8576.

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Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History presents Malaika Favorite: Retrospective

Posted by ncarter | 01/4/2011 05:54 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- The Paine College Museum Initiative and The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Malaika Favorite: Retrospective of a Hardback Woman 1970-2010. The two entities will present a series of events centered around Favorite and her works spanning from 1970 to 2010.  The Paine College Museum Initiative will present the first reception focusing on works from 1970 -2008 on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3:00p.m. in the Collins-Callaway Library.  Exhibition to follow, which will run through March 30, 2011 in the Collins-Callaway Library.  The exhibition viewing hours will be Monday-Friday from 9:00a.m. To 5:00p.m. And Saturday-Sunday  1:00p.m. -5:00 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

“We are privileged and honored to curate this event along with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Art from January - March 2011,” said Nancy Wellington Bookhart, director of the Paine College Museum Initiative. “Malaika is a renaissance woman having worked in all genres and mediums for three decades. We are pleased to present this retrospective and allow everyone to acknowledge her extraordinary body of work.”

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will present Favorite’s recent works from 2009-2010. The opening reception for that exhibition will take place Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The exhibition displaying works from 2009 to 2010 will run from January 30 - March 30, 2011. The exhibition viewing hours will be Tuesday-Friday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. and Saturday 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

“Her studio is awesome and she’s done so much. It brings me great joy to exhibit her work,” said Christine Miller Betts, director of The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. “I think everyone should be exposed to her creativity and modern perspective.”

The quantity of work that will be displayed at both venues will exceed 200 pieces. “Every bit of space will be utilized to display the the retrospective,” Bookhart said. “We will be consumed with the spirit of the ages.”

About Malaika Favorite:
Favorite is a visual artist now residing in Augusta, GA. Her work is in the following collections: Absolut Vodka collection, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Louisiana State University Print Collection, Baton Rouge, LA., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA., The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta GA., Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta GA. And the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio.

She received her BFA and MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Her work is featured in Art: African American by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artist, by Thomas Riggs (Editor), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1997 St. James Press. Her work has also been featured in The International Review of African American Art. She has received grants and awards from African American Institute,  Fulbright-Hays ,Georgia Council For The Arts, Porter Fleming Foundation Grant  and Puffin Foundation Grant.

For more information contact The Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu.