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Acclaimed Musician Jonathan Butler Hosts Jazz Assembly at North Atlanta High School

11/29/2013, 6 a.m.
Jonathan Butler. Photo by Raj Naik.

Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler is holding a jazz assembly from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at North Atlanta High School, located at 4111 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30327.

The program will be held in the school’s temporary band room and it will provide a surreal arts education experience, created by a partnership between WCLK’s Jazz in the Classroom and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation’s ArtsBridge. Jazz in the Classroom programing provides an opportunity to teach students through practical and career-related teaching. Jazz in the Classroom provides an informal setting to discuss jazz, the teaching and learning of music, and the radio and entertainment industries. The session addresses high school dropout prevention; the significance of including arts in school curriculum; and, performing arts/music model programs.

Chevron grants $206,500 to Clark Atlanta University

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Posing with Clark Atlanta University students during the Chevron Scholars’ Luncheon are (left to right): Henry W. Taylor, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations at CAU; Joe Laymon, Chevron’s vice president of Human Resources, Medical and Security, and a member of CAU’s board of trustees; and Dr. Olu Olatidoye (far right) with CAU’s Dual Degree Engineering Program. Photo by Desmond Dickerson.

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the Chevron Corporation recently announced, at a campus scholars’ luncheon, a $206,500 grant from Chevron to provide scholarships and support for enrichment programs for CAU business and engineering students.

This is the second award for the same amount from Chevron, the first presented in November 2012.

Clark Atlanta University has 112 students, faculty, and administrators inducted into honor society

One hundred twelve Clark Atlanta University (CAU) students, faculty and administrators were recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, the only national honor society founded on the campus of a historically black college.

The CAU chapter was originally installed in 1944 and this reactivation represents its first induction since 2001. Dr. Mollie B. Brown, national executive secretary-treasurer of Alpha Kappa Mu, attended the ceremony.

The chapter officers of Alpha Kappa Mu are: Kirstin Kearns, president; Esmeralda Castaneda, vice president; Ashley Chukwu, secretary; Genee’ Wolley, treasurer; Kendall Barksdale, historian; Naia Williams, reporter; Audra Strawbridge, parliamentarian; professor Willie L. Todd Jr., primary advisor; and Dr. Cynthia W. Auzenne Clem, secondary advisor. Along with President Brown, other honorary members are Vice President for Student Enrollment Carl. E. Jones and advisors Todd and Clem.

Founded in 1937 at Tennessee A & I College, now Tennessee State University, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society is a general scholarship honor society open to junior and senior men and women in all academic areas who meet its membership requirements, including a 3.3 cumulative grade point average. Its purpose is to promote high scholarship; to encourage sincere and zealous endeavor in all fields of knowledge and service; to cultivate a high order of personal living; and to develop an appreciation for scholarship and scholarly endeavor in others. There are more than 90,000 members in 67 chapters nationwide.

Howard G. Buffett Foundation Grants $1 Million to Morehouse College

Howard G. Buffett, chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a U.S. private family foundation, recently announced a $1 million grant to Morehouse College, in order to establish the Rugari Scholarship Fund, which will cover the full costs of a four-year education at the College for five students from Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Individuals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda will be eligible to apply for the scholarship program. Additional funds from the grant will support faculty and student research on effective development interventions in Africa’s Great Lakes region.