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Past News Items - Calendar Year 2011

in approximate chronological order

Social Work Partners with Non-profit Children's Program 
Bridges Logo  December 30, 2011 – Bridges, RHA Howell’s Community Alternative Program for Children (CAP/C), has announced its new partnership with the Shaw University Department of Social Work’s internship program... (Read more)

Campus Health Series Promotes Dancing Off Pounds 
Promoting Healthy Living  December 30, 2011 – With people packing on pounds over the holidays, a Dance into Health Winter Fitness Series in Southeast Raleigh is helping to get residents back into shape.  (Read More)

Roger Shackleford, ’72, Named Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Development 
Roger Shacklford, '72   December 29, 2011 - Shaw alumnus Roger Shackleford ’72 has been appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Development for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. (Read more)

Shaw Alum Sings at Governor’s Mansion 

December 29, 2011 – North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue hosted Shaw alumnus Corey Leake ‘08 along with (Read More) 

Student Affairs Welcomes Third Grade Students 
kids from Edgecombe County  December 19, 2011 – The Shaw University Student Affairs Division hosted 70 third graders from Coker-Wimberly Elementary School in Battleboro, NC. (Read More)

Academic Success and First Year Programs Receive $20,000 Grant  
top2  December 12, 2011 – Shaw University’s Academic Success and First Year Programs received a $20,000 grant from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Independent College Access Network (NCICU ICAN). (Read More)

Shaw Board Chairman to Welcome Women's Basketball Team to His Home 
womensbballlogo  December 9, 2011 – Shaw University Board Chairman Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary will welcome the Shaw University Girls Basketball Team to South Florida (Read More).

Professor Kirk-Duggan Receives YWCA Academy of Women Award  

December 7, 2011 – Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Professor of Theology and Women’s Studies at Shaw University’s Divinity School recently received the YWCA Academy of Women Award in education. Established in 1983, the Academy of Women is a distinguished membership group of remarkable women who excel in their fields and who embody the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. (Read More) 

Shaw Graduate Featured on Black College Expo Website 
AColen5  December 5, 2011 – Angelique Colen, a 2011 Shaw University graduate, was recently featured in the “Student Spotlight” section of the Black College Expo Website. Colen has been admitted to the Social Work Masters program at USC and over the summer, she participated in the Fund for American Studies internship program at Georgetown University. (Read More  

Dr. Désiré Baloubi’s Interview Published in Podcast 

November 11, 2011 - Dr. Desire Baloubi, Chair of the Shaw University Department of Humanities and Chair of the U.S. Southeast African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF), was interviewed by Anne Fox on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The interview was published on November 11, 2011 in ‘absolutely intercultural,’ which is “the first ever intercultural podcast.” (Read more...)

Gift Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Vernon Malone 
Malone_0024  November 4, 2011 – Members of the family of Vernon Malone today presented Shaw University with a check in the amount of $89,680.45 which represents the contributions of family and friends of the late North Carolina State Senator as well as funds that remained in his campaign fund when he died in April 2009 (Read More)

Edward Peck Addressed Faculty and Staff at Shaw University 
edward-peck  October 28, 2011 - Ambassador Edward Peck, retired, an expert on Middle East politics and diplomatic relations address a full house of faculty, students and staff Friday morning (Read More...)

Logo-IHSCR    October 13, 2011 - Shaw University’s Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research (IHSCR) has received a $20,000 United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) grant...(Read more... )

Shaw Students Win at National Research Competition 
Official Shaw University Seal   October 3, 2011 -  This past weekend, Shaw students gathered prizes in the the National Students' Research Competition, part of the 2011 Minority Access Conference in Washington, DC. (Read more... )

Yolanda Adams Radio Show at Shaw! 
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  September 2, 2011 -  The nationally syndicated Yolanda Adams Morning Show will broadcast from the Shaw campus on Friday, September 9...(Read more... )

8/11 Emergency Preparedness   August 23, 2011 -  Shaw Administration Meets With Emergency Preparedness Personnel ...(Read more... )

Welcome Genesis Class of 2015 
Official Shaw University Seal   August 13, 2011 -  We welcome and thank you for choosing Shaw University to begin your quest of achieving academic excellence....(Read more... )

Dr. McClaurin Attends Apple Conference 
Kelley, Melton & McClaurin   June 20, 2011 -President Dr. Irma McClaurin is attending the Tennessee P-20 Apple Education Mobilization Summit...(Read more... )

Shaw President:  "Shaw is Open for Business" 
Official Shaw University Seal    July 18, 2011 -  To paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of Shaw University's demise are greatly exaggerated....(Read more..)

 FEMA Funds Temporary Food Service 

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July 7, 2011 -  State-federal disaster assistance program provides funds for temporary kitchen...(Read more... )

Omega Psi Phi Donates $10K 
Omega Donation Pic    June 17, 2011 -  The University received $10,000 from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in a ceremony held at Shaw's Estey Hall Friday...(Read more... )

 Dr. McClaurin Meets with President Obama 
Dr. McClaurin Meets with President Obama    June 14, 2011 -  Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin was part of a delegation that met with President Barack Obama... (Read more... )

Post Tornado,  2011 Summer Session Begins... 
Official Shaw University Seal   May 27, 2011 -   Shaw University students returned to classes just over five weeks after a tornado swept through the campus...(Read More)

Shaw's Fillingham Named CIAA Sports Information Director of the Year  
Official Shaw University Seal   May 24, 2011 - Shaw University's Sherri Fillingham was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Sports Information Director of the Year at the conference's annual banquet at the Marriott at City Center Tuesday ...(Read more...)

Lady Bears Visit Ribidoux Middle School  
bearthumb  March 22, 2011 - The Lady Bears visited Ribidoux Middle School to meet the young people that would be cheering for them in the quarterfinal round of the Division II NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. (Read More)

WSHA To Rebroadcast Tom Joyner Show Featuring Shaw President and Chairman   
WSHA  May 10, 2011 -  WHSA will rebroadcast the segment of the Tom Joyner Morning Show from Monday, May 9 which featured Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin (Read More...)

Shaw Tennis Team Featured in News and Observer  
Men's Tennis - Rocky Mtn Regional   May 10, 2011 -  The May 10, 2011, edition of the Raleigh News and Observer sports section features an article on the Shaw men's tennis team...(Read more... )

All Seniors Can Walk!  
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  May 4, 2011 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  ALL SENIORS MAY PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT!  (Read more...)  

Shaw President Celebrates with Sigma Gamma Rho 
McClaurinSGRho1  May 2, 2011 - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority celebrated it's 69th Annual Regional Conference in Raleigh. (Read More

Men's Tennis:  2011 CIAA Champs! 
May 1, 2011 -Under the strong leadership of Coach Sunday Enitan, Shaw University’s Men’s Tennis Team triumphed over Winston-Salem 5-0 ...  (Read More)

2011 CIAA Men's Tennis Champions!    
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo   May 1, 2011 -  Under the strong leadership of Coach Sunday Enitan, Shaw University’s Men’s Tennis Team triumphed over Winston-Salem (Read More)

Atlanta Fundraiser for Shaw University 
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  April 29, 2011 - If YOU are within driving distance of Atlanta to COME IN PERSON and make the LARGEST DONATION possible to support the Rebuilding and Rebirth of the New Shaw U!  (Read More... )

City To Honor Shaw Champions As Part of Farmers Market Opening   
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  April 27, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) -  The Shaw University sports champions will be honored as part of the Raleigh Downtown Alliance's Spring Fling to celebrate the opening of the Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 27. (Read More)

Local Bank Establishes Shaw Relief Fund    
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo   April 18, 2011 -  Mechanics and Farmers Bank has set up a disaster relief fund for Shaw University in wake of the devastating storm damage the school sustained in Saturday’s tornado. (Read More)

Shaw Campus Hit By Raleigh Storm; No Injuries 
ShawBlock_Sealandlogo  April 17, 2011 - The Shaw University campus was severely damaged by the tornadic storm that cut through Raleigh today, but no students nor university personnel were injured in the storm or its aftermath. (Read More)

Message from President McClaurin: A Prayer for Hope in the Face of Disaster  
Official Shaw University Seal  April 17, 2011 - Thank you for your courage in the face of one of Shaw University’s most unpredictable disasters. I know that we will come through this crisis stronger and more self-assured than ever, as long as we work together as a community. (Read More)

Organizations Present Checks To Shaw  
New Picture (1)  April 15, 2011 - Over the past two weeks, two organizations presented checks to Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin to fund various university programs.  (Read More)  

Shaw President’s Radio Show To Feature Bears Champions  
WSHA   April 15, 2011 -  The second installment of WSHA’s radio show, “Conversations … A Moment With Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin,” will feature discussions with Shaw coaches and student-athletes from Shaw’s championship teams. (Read More)

Courtney Scott Crowned Miss Shaw  
Miss Shaw 2011   April 15, 2011 - Courtney Scott was named Miss Shaw for 2011-2012 in a ceremony held April 14.  (Read More)  

Two Shaw Students Graduate from Leadership Triangle 
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 April 14, 2011 – Shaw students Mauricia George and Nathan Weeks will graduate April 15 from the Leadership Triangle College Edition. (Read More

Shaw Students Excel In and Out of Classroom  
seal-thumb1  April 14, 2011 - Two Shaw alumni who graduated in 2008 with political science degrees have completed work on their Juris Doctorate (JC) degree. (Read More)

Statement in Response to Protests  
Shaw U  April 14, 2011 - Shaw University is noted for its tradition of involvement in social justice and demonstrations. Thus, we respect the right of individuals to express their opinion. (Read More)

April 5 Proclaimed Shaw Athletics Day in Raleigh  

 April 5, 2011 – Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker officially proclaimed April 5, 2011, Shaw Athletics Day in recognition of the university’s three CIAA Championship teams in a brief ceremony held at the beginning of Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  (Read More)

Shaw Champions Honored By Governor  
BevThumb  March 31, 2011 - North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue Tuesday welcomed Shaw University's football, men's basketball and women's basketball teams to the Executive Mansion in a celebration of their Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles. (Read More)

thumb12  March 31, 2011 - Shaw's partnership with Hartnett County Schools and the Lillington STAR Free Will Baptist Church has been recently featured in the Hartnett County's newspaper, The Daily Record. (Read More)

Shaw Days Continue Century-Long Tradition   
seal-thumb1  March 31, 2011 - Throughout the year, Baptist Churches around North Carolina - and sometimes as far afield as New York - hold annual Shaw Days to benefit Shaw University. (Read More)

Buzzer Beater Sends Lady Bears To The Final Four  
2011-womens-ncaa-tournament-tickets-dates-schedule-locations  March 23, 2011 - It wasn't a game for fans of high-flying offense or, as it turns out, those with heart conditions. (Read More)

Shaw's NCAA D-II Elite Eight Run Available in Video and Audio 
Shaw Bears   March 22, 2011 -  The Shaw University women's basketball team's opening round game in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight are available on radio and on the internet.  (Read More)

WBB NCAA3 EU_0124 2011 

March 18, 2011 - The Shaw Lady Bears captured the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional title with a 74-54 win over conference rival Johnson C. Smith.  With the win, the Lady Bears advance to the Elite Eight.  (Read More)

Senator Hagan Invites Shaw President to the White House to Celebrate CIAA Wins 
McClaurinHagan2  March 10, 2011 - Senator Kay Hagan (D) recognized the extraordinary CIAA achievements of Shaw University's athletes by inviting President McClaurin to the White House. (Read More)

Shaw University...The School of Champions 
CIAAthumb   March 8, 2011 – It happens every year at the CIAA Basketball Tournament.  After the men's final is over, both the men's champion and the women's get to cut the net down.  (Read More)

President and Chairman to Appear on Tom Joyner Morning Show 
Official Shaw University Seal  May 7, 2011 -  Shaw University President Irma McClaurin and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Willie E. Gary will appear on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Monday, May 9 at approximately 7:30 a.m.  (Read More)

HK on J March Begins On Shaw Campus Evokes Shaw's Place in the Civil Rights Movement 
thumb (3)  February 15, 2011 - The fifth annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HK on J) march drew more than 800 people to the southern edge of downtown Raleigh for a march to the North Carolina state legislative buildings. (Read More)

Caffe Luna Continues Strong Support For Shaw 
caffeluna  February 15, 2011 –  Caffe Luna owner Parker Kennedy continued his strong and ongoing support for Shaw by hosting a meet and greet for the Presidents of Peace, Shaw and North Carolina State. (Read More)

Shaw Receives $10,000 Grant From Xerox 
20090914095514!Xerox_2008_Logo  February 14, 2011 – Xerox has given a Shaw a $10,000 grant for the current academic year to be split between scholarship and retention programs, and educational enrichment efforts. (Read More)

Peruvian Activist, Hip-Hop Artist Visits Shaw 
MonicaCarrillo-ORU  February 11, 2011 - Monica Carrillo, an Afro-Peruvian activist and hip-hop artist who has spoken out against discrimination in Peru, recently completed a  four day visit at Shaw University. (Read More)

Shaw Students Make Front Page of News & Observer 
NewspaperThumb2   February 11, 2011 – The culmination of months of work occurs February 10 as Shaw’s Gentlemen of Distinction honor their middle school protégés – the newly formed Gentlemen of Excellence – by inducting them into the new group. (Read More)

Shaw's Rachel Weathers Becomes Finalist of Toyota Green Essay Contest 
Rachel Thumb  February 10, 2011 - The Toyota Green Initiative is an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. (Read More)

Shaw Works To Form Partnerships With Raleigh Community Service Groups 
IMG_2828  February 10, 2011 - To make its impact on the community and the world felt, Shaw must partner with community groups involved in education and community improvement such as Rotary. (Read More)

Shaw President Presents Paper at Zora Neale Hurston Festival 
Florida  ZNH Festival 2011 004-1  February 10, 2011 (Eatonville, FL) – Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin presented a paper entitled “Zora Neale Hurston as Enigma and Heterodox” as part of the 22nd Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival her in Eatonville, Florida. (Read More)

Honors College and Office of Experiential Learning Move 
IMG_2537  February 4, 2011 - The Honors College and the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development have moved to a newly refurbished building at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Person Streets, next to Lightner Funeral Home. (Read More)

UNCF Business Power Breakfast - A HUGE SUCCESS! 
UNCF LOGO  February 1, 2011 - United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Power Breakfast was recently held in Durham at the Hayti Heritage Center. The United Negro College Fund provides financial assistance to students attending 39 liberal arts colleges around the country. (Read More

Shaw Alumna Featured As Up-and-Coming Trendsetter 
autumbTHUMB  January 27, 2011 - Autumn Bailey (Class of 2005) is featured in this month’s Trendsetters to Trendsetters magazine as an “Up-and-Coming Trendsetter.” (Read More)

Shaw President Takes Listening Tour to Florida 
florida-state-sign  January 27, 2011 - Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin continued her Listening Tour with stops in both Miami and Orlando to meet the alumni chapters in those cities. (Read More)

Shaw Selected for Prestigious Financial Literacy Program 
att5ce47  January 26, 2011 – Shaw University is one of 40 schools just selected to attend the 2011 Symposium on Financial Literacy and College Success at Minority-Serving Institutions. (Read More)

Shaw President Featured In Ms. Magazine 
IMG_1298  January 26, 2011 - Shaw President Dr. Irma McClaurin is featured in the Winter 2011 issue of Ms. Magazine.  The article, entitled “Paying It Forward,” focuses on her educational philosophy and her plans for Shaw. (Read More)

Shaw University To Be Featured On WTVD-Channel 11 During Black History Month 
twitter-abc11-icon_normal  January 25, 2011 - ABC-11 (WTVD) recently visited the campus of Shaw University to obtain footage that will be featured as part our Black History Month Campaign in February. (Read More)

President McClaurin's Surprise Visit To College Fair 
ShawPennant  January 23, 2011 - President Irma McClaurin made a recent suprise visit to a HBCU college fair that was held at Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Read More)

Shaw’s Asberry, Atkins Earn CIAA Pigskin Club Honors Asberry Named CIAA Coach of Year; Atkins Named Player of the Year 
CoachAndQuarterback  January 19, 2011 – The Pigskin Club of Washington, DC, has named Shaw’s Darrell Asberry its CIAA Coach of the Year, and quarterback Kevin Atkins its CIAA Player of the Year. (Read More)

Goodwill Industries Gives Shaw 12 Computers Laptops Will Be Used for CAPE-based Education Majors 
thumb  January 18, 2011 - Dennis McLain, President of Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina and the Goodwill Community Foundation, presented Shaw University with a check for $8,632 to cover the cost of 12 computers. (Read More)

Shaw Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
MLK Thumb  January 16, 2011 - As America pauses to honor and salute the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Shaw University joins in these reflections on the integrity, bravery, and vision of this great Civil Rights leader. (Read More)

Shaw Trustee Keynote Speaker for Garner MLK Celebration 
Forbes_00042  January 14, 2011 - Dr. David Forbes, Sr., a member of the Shaw Board of Trustees and founding pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh will be the keynote speaker for Garner’s first Martin Luther King celebration. (Read More)

Dr. Sutton-Haywood Addresses Baptist Gathering  
Baptist_0016  Raleigh, NC (January 10, 2011) - Dr. Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, Shaw Vice President of Academic Affairs, addressed the 58th Annual One-Day Session of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina. (Read More)

Shaw Bears To Launch New Website 
new-website-launch[1]  Raleigh, NC (January 6, 2011) - Soon, the look of will be radically different than it is now – with more features and functionality than the current site. (Read More)