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Conference for young men Saturday

The Salisbury Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority will sponsor a free Youth Male Conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Knox Middle School gymnasium, 1625 W. Park Road.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Workshops and food will be provided. Pre-register at https://www.salisburyalumnaedst.org

The conference is to encourage young men to take initiative in their education, community and lifestyle. Workshops will focus on conflict management, education development, and physical and mental health.

For more information, contact Embodi@Salisburyalumnaedst.org or 980-234-3240.

Livingstone partners in conference

Jeanne Frazer, president of vitalink and a founding partner of HBCUgrow, has announced the LEAD conference for historically black colleges and universities will be held Nov. 15 at Gastonia Conference Center. This year’s supporting partners include Livingstone College and Johnson C. Smith University.

“This year’s LEAD Conference & Awards will be inspiring,” says Frazer. “We relied on input from past attendees and our HBCUgrow advisory board to put together an agenda with some great sessions and speakers.”

The conference’s Presidential Panel will return and include CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams; Karrie Dixon, interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University; Elfred A. Pinkard, president of Wilberforce University; and Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., president of Livingstone College.

In addition to learning and networking opportunities, the conference will present the 2018 LEAD Awards at a reception.

“We invite all HBCUs and other interested schools to join us outside Charlotte as we share new ways to approach challenges facing universities,” said Frazer.

For a session list and more information on the 2conference, visit http://hbcugrow.com/lead-2018-agenda/.

Other conference sessions include “Student Lifecycles” by Jacque Powers, interim associate vice provost for enrollment management at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University and Rose Martinelli and Malisha Richardson of Huron Consulting, and “The Role of Alumni in Fundraising” with Marc Newman of Grambling State University, Tonya Taylor of the Gift Development Group, Marcus Burgess of York Technical College, and Warren H. Arrington, a trustee of Livingstone College.

The LEAD Awards reception and presentation will follow the conference. Awards will be presented to winning schools and leadership in the categories of LEAD Innovation, LEAD Marketing, LEAD Website, LEAD Military-Friendl, and Best Leadership.

To learn more, visit www.hbcugrow.com.

Community forum: Midterm elections

J. Michael Bitzer, chairman and professor of politics at Catawba College, will be the keynote speaker at Catawba’s Oct. 30 community forum, titled “Blue Moon and/or Blue Wave? 2018’s Midterm Elections.”

The forum is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurley Room on campus and will explore the national, state and regional aspects of the midterm elections and possible outcomes.

Midterms tend to be a referendum on the president and his party, but with the energy and enthusiasm of the opposition this year, could it be a blue wave that crashes on only one chamber of Congress? With no major statewide race in the Tar Heel State this year, the General Assembly is a focus.

Bitzer will provide an up-to-date analysis of where things stand as the Nov. 6 election approaches.




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