Friday, August 12, 2016

Howard University Community Connection Newsletter (dated 08-12-2016)

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Greetings Community Members: 

Howard University’s Community Connection Newsletter is issued in efforts of  keeping our neighbors informed about events and activities that take place on and or around our campus. Attached you will find an issue of our latest Community Connection Newsletter. If you have any questions or if you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact myself via email or by phone 202-806-2489. You can also contact Howard University's Community Association Director Maybelle Taylor Bennett by phone at 202-806-2661. 

Thank you,  

SaQueita S.  Jackson
Howard University
Office of External Affairs 
Community Association
2400 6th Street NW Suite 323
Washington, DC 20059
202-806-2489 Office
202-667-4340 Fax

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Rashida Brown (ANC Commissioner) Mo Ivory (WHUR) and Dr. ValarieTurner (OCHCE).
Ms. Joyce Brooks (Department of Public Safety).



Greetings Neighbors,

The Howard Community Connections newsletter keeps you informed about the major events and activities taking place on and around our campus. As we prepare to welcome our students back, please check out what will be happening in the coming weeks along with some news about what has taken place over the summer.

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 

Freshman Move-In and Road Closures 
  • Aug. 11 (Thurs.):  Residence Halls open for check-in of New Entrants at 10 a.m. Communications & Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences ONLY
  • Aug. 12 (Fri.):  Residence Halls open for check-in of New Entrants at 10 a.m., Business, Education & Allied Health Sciences ONLY
  • Aug. 13 (Sat.):  Residence Halls open for check-in of New Entrants Arts and Sciences A-L ONLY, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Arts and Sciences M-Z ONLY, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 18-19 (Thurs.-Fri.):  Continuing Students Move-In and Off Campus Housing Resource Fair
  • Aug. 22 (Mon.):  First Day of Classes
  • Sept. 5 (Mon.):  University Closed – Labor Day
  • Sept. 17 (Sat.):  AT & T Nation’s Football Classic (Howard vs. Hampton) at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
  • Sept. 21 (Wed.):  Howard University Department of Public Safety (HUDPS) Annual Safety Fair on Main Campus
  • Sept. 23 (Fri.):  University Opening Convocation
For more information on the Freshman Move-In, please visit:

Road Closures – Aug. 11-12 (Thurs. & Fri.), 12 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • 300-500 block College St., NW
  • 2200-2400 block 4th St., NW (east side)
  • 400-500 block Bryant St., NW (north side)
  • 200-300 block Elm St., NW 
Road Closures – Aug. 13 (Sat.), 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • 2200 -2700 block 6th St., NW
  • 600 block Howard Pl., NW
  • 600 block Fairmont St., NW
  • 600 block Girard St., NW
  • 300-500 block College St., NW
  • 600 block Bryant St., NW (between 6th St. & Georgia Ave.) 
  • 500 block Gresham Pl., NW (from Greene Parking lot entrance to 5th St.) 
  • 2200-2500 block 4th St., NW 

New Community Association Staff Member: SaQueita Jackson

We would like to welcome our new staff member, SaQueita Jackson. She will be assisting Community Association Director Maybelle Taylor Bennett with carrying out our mission. Ms. Jackson believes in our vision, which is an ever-evolving respectful, productive and mutually beneficial relationship between the University and its neighbors.

Ms. Jackson is committed to directly engaging Howard University’s neighbors through open communications, timely responses to concerns, the pursuit of meaningful partnerships and the delivery of service. She brings new innovative ideas and commitment to the department. If you are in need of assistance, she can be reached at 202-806-2489 or
University Community Association Relocates 

The Community Association has relocated from 2731 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20059, and is now located in the Mordecai Johnson Administration Building, 2400 6th St., NW, Ste. 323, Washington, DC, 20059, and can be reached at (202) 806-2661.

In the fall of 2014, President Wayne A.I. Frederick announced plans to relocate the University's School of Divinity from its East Campus location at 14th and Shepherd Streets NE to the West Campus with the School of Law. The University's Board of Trustees recommended that the University engage the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel to provide insight on the potential for the redevelopment of the East Campus site.

We invite you to access the ULI presentation through the electronic data-book at by clicking on the "access documents" button and registering.

The University will: review the ULI findings; incorporate community concerns learned through the ULI interviews, surveys, and visits to the ANCs, and civic and citizens' associations; align the University's priorities with current market realities; and approach Howard's leadership and Board of Trustees with recommendations. 

Read the Bison Beat 

Read the latest edition of the Bison Beat newsletter from President Wayne A. I. Frederick. This edition features summer highlights, new appointments, updates on excellence at Howard, and student accolades.

To read and share, please visit:

Fall Phlebotomy Certificate Training Program Begins Aug. 27

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences will conduct interviews and an English test for the Phlebotomy Certificate Training Program on Sat., Aug. 27, at 10 a.m.

The first day of class is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 10, and will run for 12 consecutive Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Interested applicants can pick up a brochure outside Room 307 in the Allied Health Science Building and should bring completed applications on Aug. 29. For more information, contact Carolyn Crittendon at (202) 806-7572 or

Back to School Physicals at Howard University Hospital 

Howard University Faculty Practice Plan will host the event "Getting Kids Ready to Go back to School" every Saturday this August, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., to help parents prepare their children to go back to school. The event will take place in Howard University Hospital, Towers Bldg., 2041 Georgia Ave., NW, Ste. 3200, (Family Medicine) and Ste. 3300 (Pediatrics), Washington, DC, 20060. Both suites are located on the building's third floor.

Parents can bring their children to update their pediatric immunization records and receive their annual school/sports physicals. No appointments are necessary. Walk-Ins only! Please do not forget the school forms and immunization records! For more information, please call 202-865-2111 or visit

Event Schedule: 
  • Aug. 13:  School Physical
  • Aug. 20:  School and Sports Physicals ($30.00 Sport Physicals)
  • Aug. 27:  School and Sports Physicals 
*Insurance is not accepted for sport physicals and payment is due at the time of visit. Additional lab charges may apply!

For more information, call 202-865-2111 or visit:


HU Day Of Service Aug. 19 
The Howard University Day of Service (HUDOS) will take place, Friday, August 19, 2016. Currently, over 800 student participants are registered and scheduled to serve at over 40 locations across the city. HUDOS will provide an opportunity for incoming students of all faiths and backgrounds to embrace the University’s motto, “Truth and Service.” Modeled after Howard University's nationally recognized Alternative Spring Break program, it will provide service-learning opportunities as a part of the students’ introductory experience to the University. 
Current Howard University students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni will volunteer across the Washington DC metropolitan area. Howard University Day of Service 2016 will focus on community building through seven service-learning initiatives addressing: educational disparities, environmental injustices, health disparities, homelessness and poverty, violence, police and community relationships, and voter registration. This service learning experience will allow Howard University students to discover the power of ethical leadership and civic responsibility while becoming acquainted with Washington, DC.
Chapel Services Resume Aug. 21 
The Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel’s Sunday Chapel Service in Cramton Auditorium will resume for the new academic year on August 21, 2016 with Rev. Dr. Lewis M. Anthony who is the Episcopal Director for Ecumenical Affairs in the Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District of the A. M. E. Zion Church.  Rev. Anthony is also the Pastor of St. Lucille A.M.E. Zion Church here in Washington, DC.

The Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel has compiled an exciting array of inspiring speakers for the services that will be held each Sunday during the academic year at 11:00am in Cramton Auditorium. The previous week’s recorded service is broadcast on WHUR-FM 96.3 at 11 a.m on Sundays with a special live broadcast for Easter Sunday Service. 
Barry Place Project
Howard University, R.I.S.E and Gateway Investment Partners are developing a six-story, LEED Gold, mixed-use building at the northeast corner of Barry Pl. and Sherman Ave. The building will consist of 319 apartment units, including 36 affordable housing units, 11,500 sq. ft. of retail, and 144 parking spaces.

The developers’ land will be consolidated with Howard’s to create a 1.35-acre leasehold.  All land owned by the developer will be conveyed to Howard. The strictly maintained improvements will also be conveyed to Howard at the conclusion of lease term. The project broke ground in summer 2016 and is scheduled for completion by late 2017. 

Did You Know?

The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force's 4th Biennial Community Review was held Sat. Aug. 6, 9a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Department of Architecture at Howard's College of Engineering and Architecture. The purpose of the event was to discuss topics affecting those who live, work, learn and own businesses within the Lower Georgia Avenue community. The event: gave community members a platform to discuss their vision of the proposed Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street program; provided them with a better understanding of the planned unit development (PUD) process; and informed them of recent and planned Howard University development projects. For additional information and future meetings or events, visit

The Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement (OCHCE) has spent the 2016 summer months engaged in enhancing community relationships and partnerships. Staff attended the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) annual conference in Chicago; attended civic associations meetings; met with community partners; identified off-campus housing options; and entered into DCRA University Housing Initiative partnership. Most recently, staff attended the National Night Out activities and the Ward 1 Pool Party, sponsored by Council member Brianne K. Nadeau. 

Contact Us 

  • Office of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement: (202) 806-9216
  • Howard University Department of Public Safety (HUDPS): (202) 806-1100
  • To report incidents or concerns, complete the Community Concern form online or leave a message on the Community Concern line: (202) 806-9213
  • Howard University Community Association (HUCA): (202) 806-2661 and (202) 806-2489.
  • Howard University Hospital Department of Community Relations (202) 865-4238
  • Howard University Office of External Affairs (HUOEA): (202) 806-2530          

News and Events

Mary Church Terrell Home and Life Legacy

Filming of an upcoming documentary on the life of Mary Church Terrell, entitled, "Dignity and Defiance," by Robin Hamilton of A Round Robin Productions, took place on July 27, with Maybelle Taylor Bennett as an interviewee sharing information about the relationship between Howard University and Mary Church Terrell.

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