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Howard University -The Community Connection 10/17

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Howard University - The Community Connection 

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Dear Neighbors,
Thank you for your ongoing support of Howard University. This week Howard University will celebrate its annual Homecoming with students, faculty, staff, community members and alumni from around the world. The schedule of events includes something for everyone, including the  incomparable YardFest, the Annual Day of  Service, and the return of the Homecoming parade, just to name a few. We are also excited to bring new traditions, such as the Inaugural HU Ideas Festival, a showcase of provocative conversations, ideas and discussions on the most important issues of today.

After an historic football season opener, fans of the Howard University football team are up for a treat as the Bison host the Morgan State Bears, their conference and DMV rivals. After the game, Homecoming weekend will wrap up with the Presidential Soiree and Alumni Fashion Show and Brunch. 
As we continue to build on a legacy dating back to 1867, NOW is the time to join us as we celebrate the University’s cultural, social, and academic contributions to society. Steeped in tradition, academic excellence, truth, and service, this year’s homecoming is sure to be an epic celebration of the past, present, and future of our beloved Howard University. 
Please enjoy the Homecoming edition of this newsletter.

In Truth and Service,

Valarie Turner, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement

Maybelle Taylor Bennett
Director, Howard University Community Association

Cynthia C. Livingston
Director, Department of Community Relations
Howard University Hospital

Homecoming 2017: NOW theme
As we continue to build on a legacy dating back to 1867 and celebrate our Sesquicentennial, all Bison know the Time is Always Now.
NOW is the time to join us as we celebrate the University’s cultural contributions to society...
NOW is the time to advance our academic excellence…
And most definitely, NOW is the time to show the world what a Howard Homecoming is all about! Steeped in tradition, academic excellence, truth, and service, this year’s Homecoming is sure to be an epic celebration of the past, present, and future of our beloved Howard University.
NOW is the time….to get ready for this year’s Homecoming!

Homecoming Calendar:
  • Homecoming Day of Service – October 14, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 150 Sites
  • Royal Court Coronation - October 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM - Blackburn Ballroom
  • Homecoming Kick-Off Rally - October 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Greene Stadium
  • #YouTubeBlack FanFest – October 17, 2017 – 8:30 PM – Cramton Auditorium
  • LGBTQ+ Renaissance Reception – October 19, 2017 – 6:00 PM – Louis Stokes Library (Atrium)
  • Annual Student Fashion Show - October 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Cramton Auditorium
  • President’s Address – Metrics That Matter – October 20, 2017 – 10:00 AM – School of Business (Auditorium)
  • Inaugural HU Ideas Festival – October 20, 2017 – 12:00 PM – Various Campus Venues
  • Schools & Colleges Open House - October 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM - All Schools & Colleges
  • Annual International Yardfest - October 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM - Main Yard
  •  Annual Greek Step Show - October 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Cramton Auditorium
  • Howard Homecoming Parade – October 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM – Georgia Avenue
  • Homecoming Tailgate - October 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - Howard Center Parking Lot
  • 2nd Day Annual Yardfest - Children’s Track - October 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM - Main Yard
  • Homecoming Football Game – October 21, 2017 – 1:00 PM – Greene Stadium
  • Presidential Soirée - October 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM - W Hotel
  • Homecoming Sunday Chapel Service – October 22, 2017 – 11:00 AM – Cramton Auditorium
  • Homecoming Alumni Brunch & Fashion Show -  12:00 PM - Washington Hilton Hotel

Howard Homecoming Day of Service
 1- Bison Community, 8 D.C. Wards, 6 Service Initiatives, 7 Hours of Service.

Howard University marked its annual Homecoming Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

This year’s goal was to celebrate the rich legacy of Howard’s sesquicentennial by serving 150 communities. Bison alumni, as well as friends of Howard University helped to achieve the goal by volunteering in their local communities, in the United States and abroad.

The Homecoming Day of Service focused on community building through six service-learning initiatives addressing homelessness, community beautification, health, education, elder care and hurricane relief efforts. The service learning experience allowed the Howard University community to demonstrate the power of ethical leadership and civic responsibility, at the intersection of community and institution.

Third Annual LGBTQ+ Renaissance Reception
October 19, 2017 Louis Stokes Library (Atrium) 6:00 PM
The Third Annual LGBTQ+ Renaissance Reception welcomes a celebration of inclusion, scholarship, and empowerment. The reception honors Howard University undergraduates who drive awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, encourage engagement, and are committed to activism in the larger community.

Honorees are awarded a scholarship from the Lavender Fund. Donations raised go directly to the Lavender Fund, which provides scholarships for students invested in LGBTQ+ advocacy and support. To donate 
click here.

President’s Address – Metrics That Matter
October 20, 2017 10:00 AM School of Business (Auditorium)
President Wayne A. I. Frederick will kick off the Inaugural HU Ideas Festival with a presentation on “Metrics that Matter.” During this address, President Frederick will welcome and engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear updates on the University’s financial condition, Howard University Hospital, enrollment, academic rigor, and the HU strategic plan. You will leave this session informed with essential information to educate communities, local and abroad, of the great work Howard University is doing!

Inaugural HU Ideas Festival
October 20, 2017 School of Business Auditorium 12:00 PM
The Inaugural HU Ideas Festival will prove to be a highlight and signature event of this year’s Homecoming lineup. The brightest minds and leading experts will present, debate and discuss some of  most important issues facing our community in the context of Howard University’s Sesquicentennial celebration theme – “The Time Is Always Now.”
This event promises to be thought-provoking, meaningful and fun – true to Howard tradition!  Panels include:
  • “The Balancing Act: Taking Care of Your Company and Your Community”
  • “Keeping It Real In The Entertainment Business”
  • “Winning the Next Technology Revolution”
  • "The Survival of HBCUs in the 21st Century”
Panelists include the following:
  • Nick Cannon, actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, film producer, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality.
  • La La Anthony, Howard University Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal, television personality, New York Times best-selling author, business woman, producer and actress.
  • Laz Alonso, actor, producer, former investment banker and community activist.
The Legendary Howard Homecoming Parade is BACK!
October 21, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
A community staple showcasing bands, celebrity appearances, and the University’s student organizations. Attendees are encouraged to display their #BisonPride by wearing festive Howard University colors and paraphernalia as they come together for the prelude of the Homecoming game. Hope to see you there!

Homecoming Football Game Bison vs. Bears
October 21, 2017 1:00 PM Greene Stadium
The national rivalries are kids’ play, there is a real rivalry that dates back to 1899 that will resume Saturday, October 21, 2017 on Green Stadium: The Bison vs. the Bears. Howard University vs. Morgan State, D.C. vs. Baltimore. Howard University will always be a proponent of #HBCULove, but Homecoming always presents the perfect time for friendly athletic rivalry.
  • Howard-Morgan began 118 years ago with a 71-0 Bison victory
  • Howard won, 41-0, in 1900, 34-0 the next year, 23-0 the next, and 28-0 in 1903
  • In those days Howard was the undisputed king of black college football, going 18-2-1 with a limited schedule from 1893 to 1903.
  • Morgan finally defeated the Bison 19-8, in 1931. And 13-6 in 1932 and 27-0 in 1933
  • At 32 years, John Newson is the longest-running band director of the Howard University SHOWTIME marching band.
  • The band director of Morgan State used to be Newson's assistant director, when Newson was at Morgan.  (Newson was at Morgan '75-'86 and has been at HU from '86, on.)

A Day Without Howard
In the spirit of Howard University’s Homecoming, A Day Without Howard recognizes the undeniable value that Howard University students, faculty, staff, and alumni add to our local and global communities. Howard University is inspired by the commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service that is birthed in the members of our communities the moment that they set foot on this campus.
Stokely Carmichael - Kwame Ture (B.A. ’64)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD is a day without Kwame Ture, a prominent civil rights figure. More famously known as “Stokley Carmichael,” it means a day without a leader of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and without the first leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This means a day without the Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party.
Taraji P. Henson (BFA ’95)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD is a day without Taraji P. Henson, star of Fox’s top series, which raked in 17 million viewers in Season 1. This means a day without your Wednesday night muse, and your Thursday morning buzz. It means a day without a BET Award, a Critics Choice Television Award, a Golden Globe and an NAACP Image award for an outstanding actress. To broadcast networks, this means a day without the best results you’ve seen from a premiere season in a decade.
Keija Minor (J.D. ’99)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD is a day without Keija Minor, the first African-American to hold the editor-in-chief title with Conde Nast since its inception in 1909. Specifically, for Brides Magazine, with 1/3 of a million copies in circulation. Brides-to-be and imaginative little girls alike, this means a day without Minor’s expertise on dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons.
Mamie Clark (B.S. ’38; M.A. ’39) and Kenneth Clark (B.A. ’35; M.S. ’36)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without Kenneth Clark, the first Black president of the American Psychological Association. It also means a day without his wife, Mamie, who inspired the couple’s Clark Doll experiments, which were instrumental in the Brown v. Board of Education case. The experiments studied children nationwide and eventually became the first social science research to be submitted as hard evidence in the Supreme Court’s history.
Carter G. Woodson (L.L.D. ’47)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without Carter G. Woodson - “The father of Black history.” A day without Howard is a day without the man credited with creating Negro History Week - the precursor of Black History Month.
Enolia McMillan (B.A. ’26)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without Enolia McMillan and her extensive contributions to Black education and the NAACP. This means going without the former president of the Maryland State Colored Teachers’ Association, regional vice-president of the National Association of Colored Teachers and one of the first Black teachers at a White school following Brown v. Board of Education. It also means a day without the first female president of the NAACP.
Charles E. Cobb Jr. (B.D. ’44)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without Charles E. Cobb Jr., present Senior Analyst of and visiting professor at Brown University. It also means a day without his 1963 proposal for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s sponsoring a network of Freedom Schools. These temporary, alternative free schools, mostly in the South, were in efforts to achieve social, political and economic equality. A day without Howard means more than 3,000 African-American students in more than 40 Freedom Schools would have missed an opportunity to become active and socially involved students, citizens and community members.
Marlon Wayans
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without the other half to a hilarious duo of brothers, Marlon Wayans. This means goodbye to the fan-favorite 90’s sitcom, The Wayans Bros. A day without Howard means no White Chicks, a hilarious comedy featuring Shawn and Marlon Wayans that grossed $113.1 million. Just one day without Howard proves that television shows and movies would never be the same.
Harry Penn (D.D.S. ’31)
A DAY WITHOUT HOWARD means a day without Harry Penn, the first Black dentist to become a member of a school board in the South, specifically Roanoke. This means a day without the Lemarco Manufacturing Company, a dress-making firm that employed Black women in the area. This also means that 200,000 less Black people would be able to vote in Virginia. Dr. Penn was former president of the Western District Dental Society, the Old Dominion Dental Society and the National Dental Association. So, a day without Howard would mean that these organizations would not have been graced with his influential presence.

Homecoming Day of Service
1-Bison Community 8-Wards 6-Service Initiative 7-Hours of Service

On October 14, a community beautification took place at 4 different sites near campus. Bruce Monroe Park was the site of trash pick up. Street clean ups on Georgia Avenue on both sides from Irving Street down to the Shaw/Howard Metro station and 4th Street on both sides from Drew Hall to Rhode Island Avenue. The Park at LeDroit was the site for trash pick up as well as flower planting and tree pruning. At this location, students were met by Chris Wagner, a leader of the community group "Friends of LeDroit Park". He guided students on beautification efforts and provided the flowers and plants. At the end of the service project, upperclassmen team leaders led the various groups in a moment of reflection to discuss ways in which they felt their efforts made an impact both personally and in the community.

Initiatives were: Homelessness, Elder Care, Community Beautification, Health, Education, and Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Office of Off Campus Housing and Community Engagement
Recently held a meeting with Age-Friendly DC and Silvernest to explore future housing choices for baby boomers, empty nesters and graduate/professional students.

Howard University students attended the DC Serve – “My Brother’s Keeper – DC Volunteer Recruitment Fair. It was an opportunity to identify volunteer service opportunities for Howard University students.

 The Class of 2021 participated in #HashtagLunchBag preparing and donating over 2400+ sandwiches for distribution to agencies that support the homeless population of So Others May Eat (SOME) and Central  Union Mission.

The Foresters Group hosted an event to prepare Care Bags for Howard University Students who have been impacted by the Hurricane and other weather related catastrophes.


Howard University Hospital Announcements:
October 19
- United Way NCA’s 3rd Project Homeless Connect, 10 am – 4 pm, Kennedy Recreation Center
October 21 —Third Street Church of God Annual Health Day 10 am-2 pm
October 28 - LeDroit Park Community Day, 10 am – 3 pm, Park at LeDroit
November 4 - DC Health Link Enrollment Day and Health Fair, 11 am – 3 pm, Watha T. Daniel (Shaw) Library
November 18 - First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church Annual Community Fair & Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, 9 am – 2 pm


University Upcoming Important Dates:
  • October 15 – October 22 – Homecoming Week
  • November 10 – University Closed – Veteran’s Day Observed
  • November 23 – 26 – University Closed – Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 30 – Formal Classes End for Fall Semester
  • December 1 – 12 - Final Examination Period
  • December 12 – Fall Semester Ends


This year, Howard University celebrates its sesquicentennial - marking 150 years of Howard excellence. The theme for the sesquicentennial celebration is "The Time is Always Now." In light of this milestone, The Ralph J. Bunche Center and the Howard University School of Law have planned several events to celebrate the upcoming sesquicentennial. Look for more details on throughout 2017.  

Follow the 150th events on social media using #HowardU150.


  • Howard University Department of Public Safety: 202-806-1100
  • Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement: 202-806-9216
    • To report incidents or concerns, complete the Community Concern form online or leave a message on the Community Concern line at 202-806-9213.
  • Howard University Community Association: 202-806-2661 or 202-806-2489
  • Howard University Hospital Department of Community Relations: 202-865-4238


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