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Exploring Excellence: A Journey Through Bowie State University’s Historic Campus

HBCU Original, we are honored to celebrate and amplify the rich history and vibrant culture of Bowie State University

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Exploring Excellence: A Journey Through Bowie State University’s Historic Campus

Welcome to HBCU Original, where we are dedicated to celebrating the rich history, vibrant culture, and enduring legacy of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Today, join us as we embark on a captivating journey through the storied campus of Bowie State University, a beacon of excellence in Maryland’s higher education landscape.

Bowie State University: A Brief Overview

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University holds the distinction of being one of the oldest HBCUs in the nation. Nestled on a picturesque campus in Bowie, Maryland, Bowie State has a rich legacy of academic achievement, social activism, and community engagement.

The Campus Tour Begins

Our journey begins at the entrance gates of Bowie State, where we’re greeted by the sight of the iconic “Bowie State University” sign and the university’s motto: “Excellence in Everything.” As we step onto the campus grounds, we’re immediately struck by the sense of history and pride that permeates the air.

Our first stop is the historic James E. Proctor Jr. Building, named in honor of Bowie State’s first African American president. With its grand architecture and timeless charm, the Proctor Building serves as the administrative heart of the campus, housing offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces.

Next, we make our way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Communications Art Center, a state-of-the-art facility that houses the university’s renowned communication and media studies programs. Inside, we’re greeted by the hum of activity as students collaborate on multimedia projects, hone their broadcasting skills, and engage in lively discussions about social justice and community activism.

As we stroll along the pathways that wind through the campus, we’re struck by the beauty of the landscape—the towering oak trees, the lush greenery, and the vibrant flowers that dot the grounds. Everywhere we look, we see evidence of Bowie State’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Our tour also takes us to the Fine and Performing Arts Center, where we’re treated to a showcase of talent from Bowie State’s renowned arts programs. From theatrical productions to musical performances, the arts are alive and thriving at Bowie State, enriching the campus community and inspiring creativity and expression.

We conclude our tour at the Thurgood Marshall Library, a modern facility that serves as a hub of learning and research for students and faculty alike. With its vast collection of books, journals, and digital resources, the library is a vital resource for academic excellence and intellectual inquiry.

As we bid farewell to Bowie State University, we’re filled with a profound sense of awe and admiration for this institution and its enduring commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion. At HBCU Original, we are honored to celebrate and amplify the rich history and vibrant culture of Bowie State University, and we look forward to continuing our journey of exploration and discovery across the landscape of HBCUs.

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First HBCU team to win national championship finally get their White House moment

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Members of the Tennessee A&I Tigers’ 1957 championship-winning team finally visited the White House this week to celebrate their victory.

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The Side-Splitting Saga of HBCU Sports

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The uproarious world of HBCU sports, where every game day is filled with thrills, spills, and plenty of laughter. From the iconic halftime shows to the spirited mascots roaming the sidelines, the atmosphere is electric with excitement and anticipation. Join us as we take a closer look at some of the most memorable and hilarious moments from the sidelines and beyond.

Mascot Mayhem: The first stop on our journey through the side-splitting saga of HBCU sports takes us to the colorful world of mascots. These larger-than-life characters bring an extra dose of energy to every game, but they’re not immune to a little mischief themselves. Picture this: halftime at the annual rivalry game between Southern University and Grambling State University. As the bands take the field for their epic battle of the bands showdown, the mascots decide to join in on the fun. What ensues is a hilarious dance-off between the Southern Jaguar and the Grambling Tiger, complete with outrageous dance moves and plenty of laughs from the crowd.

Halftime Hijinks: No HBCU game day would be complete without the electrifying halftime shows that showcase the incredible talent and creativity of the marching bands. But sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Take, for example, the time when the drum major at North Carolina A&T State University accidentally tripped and fell during a high-stepping routine, only to bounce back with an impromptu breakdance session that had the entire stadium cheering. Or the moment when the Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South attempted a daring formation that ended in a spectacular collision of tubas and trombones. Despite the occasional mishap, these halftime hijinks only add to the excitement and charm of HBCU sports.

Fan Frenzy: Of course, no game day experience would be complete without the passionate fans who live and breathe for their favorite teams. From the die-hard alumni who never miss a game to the enthusiastic students decked out in school colors, the stands are always buzzing with energy and excitement. But it’s not just the cheers and chants that make HBCU sports so special – it’s the camaraderie and sense of community that bring fans together, whether they’re celebrating a victory or consoling each other after a tough loss.

We bring our journey through the side-splitting saga of HBCU sports to a close, one thing is clear: whether it’s the spirited mascots, the unforgettable halftime shows, or the passionate fans in the stands, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to game day at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. So the next time you find yourself in the stands cheering on your favorite team, remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride – because you never know what hilarious moments might unfold before your eyes.

 

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Jackson State Women Basketball falls To U Conn in NCAA Tournament

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Ti’Ian Boler scored 25 points and Angel Jackson had 13 for 14th seeded Jackson State (26-7), which lost for the first time in 22 games.

The Tigers’ Miya Crump opened the game with a jumper and Jackson State led briefly at 4-2.

But Bueckers sparked a 17-0 Husky run by scoring eight of UConn’s first 10 points. She gave Connecticut its first lead at 5-4 on an up-and-under layup and foul shot.

UConn led 22-8 after 10 minutes, and took its first 20-point lead at 39-19 on a 3-pointer from Bueckers, who also pulled down 11 rebounds and had seven assists in the game.

“Paige, when she starts off like that, it makes everybody feel a lot more confident,” Auriemma said. “They can breath a little bit easier knowing that she’s pretty much taken control of the game.”

Boler’s 3-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer sent the teams into the half with UConn leading 49-28.

A 3-pointer from Nika Muhl as the third quarter expired put the Huskies up 72-50 and Connecticut cruised from there.

UConn shot 50% from the field and finished with nine 3-pointers, five of them from Shade.

“It was such a surreal moment to be out there,” the freshman said of her first NCAA Tournament game. ”It was just really exciting.”

The Huskies improved to 13-1 in games played on their coach’s birthday.

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Jackson State: This was the Tigers’ third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years. They have never advanced past the first round, but coach Tomekia Reed said is was proud of how her team has represented historically black schools.

“I not only wanted to put out university on the map, I wanted to put HBCUs on the map,” she said. “We have such a special community that a lot of people overlook. We have a community that is not built on wins and losses, but is built on community and love.”

UConn: The Huskies have appeared in 35 straight NCAA Tournaments and are 31-2 in first-round games. They last lost an opening round contest in 1993, when they fell by three points to Louisville in Storrs. … This is the 27th time the Huskies have won 30 games in a season.

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College Board is looking forward to gathering in person with educational professionals and advocates in 2024.

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The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference is a three-day professional development event specifically designed for HBCU professionals and advocates. Join us to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to increase efficiencies in managing your enrollment and improving student outcomes. See what groundbreaking things happen when education professionals work to increase access and opportunity for African American students.

You can attend both the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference (HBCU) and A Dream DeferredTM: The Future of African American Educationfor one price. You do not need to register separately for each conference.

To register for this and all other College Board conferences, you’ll use your College Board Professional Account. If you don’t yet have an account, you may create one during the registration process.

Join our Advocacy and Access Communities

College Board’s Advocacy and Access Communities provide conference attendees, members, and education professionals a forum to share insights, develop solutions, and continue dialogue after each conference.

Explore the book club and video archive, discover helpful resources, and join discussions focused on each Advocacy and Access Conference community.

To learn about the full suite of College Board events, visit our National Events page.

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