DSU Mass Comm. Students Attend Disney Internship Conversation

Dr. Renee Marine and Zak Kimball hosted a Disney Internship Conversation for Mass Communication majors at DSU on April 19, 2022. Those who participated in the Conversation included Jay Francis, VP at Disney Television Animation, Current Series, Diversity and Inclusion, Corey Savage, Disney on the Yard, Zaire Davis, DSU Alumna, Master’s Student at The Savannah College of Art and Design, and current Intern with Disney Television Animation. Dr. Marine thanked all those who participated in the Disney Conversation.   CONGRATULATIONS TO MCOM DIGITAL MEDIA SENIOR, GWENNA GENTLE, FOR BEING ACCEPTED INTO…

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 Celebration event recognizes DSU enrollment/retention records

The University dedicated the afternoon of April 14 to celebrate its current record successes in the area of enrollment and retention. The Enrollment Management Council hosted a two-hour event in the MLK Student Center parlors, which involved food, music, dancing, and much rejoicing over the following record fall 2021 accomplishments: Total student enrollment – 5,649 (up 12%) Total undergraduate student enrollment – 4,848 (up 10%) Total graduate student enrollment – 801 (up 32%) Total of online students – 317 (up 38%) Freshman retention rate – 75% Total of international students – 449 (up 50%) “The ability of our University-wide…

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The Arts Deserve More Funding In Schools 

Amirah Johnson , Delaware State University (USA) Senior       The inclusion of the arts in kindergarten through twelfth-grade education has demonstrated its value and importance by its positive effects on the cognitive and behavioral development of children. A research  study conducted by the Brown Center found, “in elementary schools that the arts positively and significantly affect students’ school engagement, college aspirations, and their inclinations to draw upon works of art as a means for empathizing with others.” Since 2008, more than 80% of schools nationwide have experienced cuts to their budgets. Despite its…

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Social Media Is Slowly Killing Our Society

Our mental health is at risk due to social media Raven Quander, Mass Communication Major at Delaware State University, USA. There are so many social media platforms that can be used in multiple ways, including marketing tactics, entertainment, and staying connected to a mass amount of people. However, the new digital age has rendered the younger generations in society helpless against the harmful influences of social media trends for the sake of popularity.  While most of the social media platforms of today were created by Millennials (Generation Y), they were…

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Delaware State University’s Sociology Dept. receives grant for COVID vaccine outreach

Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health has awarded Delaware State University a $203,698 contract grant to address a critical component of COVID-19 health disparities by providing community outreach around the COVID-19 vaccine. The project entitled, “Strategies to Effectively Promote Vaccination for Universal Coverage Project (STEP-For-U Project)” employs several health communication principles that engage community members and build rapport, enhance understanding, trust, empathy, and knowledge. The outreach activities include engaging migrant-based religious organizations, African-American-based denominations, as well as door-to-door campaigns in selected census tracts in Kent and Sussex counties. The…

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Celebrating Black History Month at Delaware State University 

Canaan Sims It is finally the month that is devoted to celebrating Black culture and experience. Delaware State University is taking a different approach by hosting numerous events such as a Black History Musuem, a Barbershop talk, and many more. The month-long holiday was established in 1970 to shine a light on the past activists that hugely impacted the culture, reminisce on historical African American moments, and enlighten the youth about their roots.  Delaware State’s student government president, Semaj Hazzard, wants to make sure the month is fully eventful, so the student…

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Del State host first-ever HBCU Aviation Directors’ Summit

DESU NEWS In what attendees said was long overdue in taking place, Delaware State University’s Aviation Program recently hosted the first-ever HBCU Aviation Directors’ Summit. The two-day summit represented the first time directors from aviation programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S. had ever come together to discuss their challenges and share ideas for their flight training and aviation management programs. “The purpose was to collaborate and share best practices, learn about new programs in the military and with different airlines that are interested in doing business with…

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The Psychology of Networking through Social Media

Dalianny Corporan Instagram is the new way of networking nowadays. It is easy to follow people online and to keep in touch with them through social media. Even though the app can be distracting at times, it is a great way to find clients and employees. There are also many other great social medias like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. There are also many great networking sites like LinkedIn. There are many people that have built their platforms solely using Instagram. Many people have built their platforms off popularity and posting…

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Historic Coronation of Mr. & Miss DSU 2021

Delaware State University Campus News In a historic Coronation Ceremony, Delaware State University crowned Jason Smith and Jewel Phillips as its 2021-2022 Mr. and Miss DSU. The Oct 16 ceremony was a historic Del State Coronation as Ms. Phillips became the first-ever Campus Queen to be the daughter of a former Miss DSU. Her mother Kimberly D. Deal, Esq., was the 1986-1987 Miss Delaware State College – a distinction that also made the 2021 Coronation the first time a mother placed the Del State queen’s crown on her daughter’s head. https://www.flickr.com/photos/48216028@N03/albums/72157720031259044/show The…

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Renowned saxphonist Eric Darius performs with Del State musicians

Delaware State University On Campus/News As another manifestation of the opportunities students have at Delaware State University, a group of its music majors recently performed on campus with internationally known saxophonist Eric Darius. Mr. Darius, who is also a renowned songwriter and producer, took the first-floor stage in the MLK Jr. Student Center, along with seven Del State music majors, making for an Oct. 15 musically charged lunch hour in the campus’ student union. To hear and view video of the performances, click on the below link After sharing with the MLK audience…

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