On Saturday May 21st, 2016, Chairs of IEEE student branches from all around the kingdom were invited to have the first Saudi IEEE student branches meeting in Alfaisal University. The key objective of the meeting was to develop an active network to guarantee effective communication between the student branches in the kingdom and to discuss the proposed plans for the Saudi IEEE student branches. The meeting was hosted by Mohammad AlMuhaini, Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and the Saudi IEEE Student Branches Coordinator.
The approaches that the sponsorship committee to come up with sponsorship plans for the student branches and to prepare the sponsorship brochures. Emphasizing the necessity to reconnect and to collaborate in organizing competitions and events in Saudi and Region 8. On that note, Alfaisal IEEE student branch has been given the chance to participate in the GCC conference and was approved to join the organizing committee in the IEEE GCC young congress 1.
For upcoming events, a member will be nominated to become student representatives of the Saudi section. To finish, it was decided to schedule semiannual meetings to reflect on the outcome of each branch after each semester and to discuss the upcoming events and conferences.
Alfaisal University received scholarships from the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) as part of the program dedicated by the Company for sponsoring scholarships (SABIC Scholarships Program). By adopting this program, SABIC seeks to scientifically qualify national talents to achieve the vision of becoming the worldwide favorite company in the field of chemicals. To fulfill the scholarship requirements, the prospective students shall have already completed one academic semester at least by the end of the preparation year.
Alfaisal University has a number of successful partnerships with excellent local and international agencies to promote its mission in providing high quality education that meets the requirements of the Saudi local market.
This was the first time that the Saudi delegation was invited to participate in the conference.
The Happold Foundation in partnership with Alfaisal University, Burohappold Engineering, Henning Larsen Architects, and Knight Frank have set a series of urban design challenges for university students studying within the City of Riyadh.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch at Alfaisal University organized a lecture entitled: “IEEE – The Value of Membership to Students” on Thursday, April 7th by Eng. The College of Engineering (CoE) hosted a High Performance Computing (HPC) event on Monday April 18th, 2016.
Dr El-Ghazawi engaged the students in his presentation followed by Q&A session on the male and female sides.
The talk was held on Tuesday, the 1st of March in the Female Theater and was attended by students and faculty members, including the Acting Dean, Nidal Nasser. The College of Engineering (CoE) hosted a seminar entitled “Discover Engineering: Let’s Make A difference” on Tuesday February 23rd, 2016. Dr Hussain emphasised on the innovation era and how our society thrive for current and future generation of engineers, how to enhance student interest in engineering, science, and technology entrepreneurship? Dr Hussain engaged the audience in his presentation followed by Q&A session from the male and female sides. The College of Engineering hosted a seminar on the Boeing Solar Car which is a multidisciplinary student design project funded by a grant from Boeing.
The seminar took place on Thursday February 18th, 2016 in the female theater, and was attended by more than forty students and faculty members, including Dean Nidal Nasser, and distinguished guests from Boeing Eng. Industrial Engineering students visited Almarai dairy and L’usine production plants with their instructor Dr. We are so glad to announce SQL Gulf #3 event , Riyadh 2016 which will be held at AlFaisal University on 23th April where top notch MVP, MCM and MCA experts are coming from different countries worldwide Australia , US, UK and Germany to speak to you about SQL Server 2016 ONLY…! The minister described the role of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in supporting new projects, and that extracting a commercial register is being done in a very short period of time. The Minister also pointed out that the investment in industry in the Kingdom is progressing well, and recorded a growth of 8% last year. The lecture is part of College of Business Executive Lecture Series to provide Alfaisal University students and guests from the business community the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences. College of Business successfully conducted a one day SmartPLS workshop on Saturday, 27th of February 2016. PLS workshop was one of the best workshops I have attended; it was informative, well organized, well structured, objectives were clearly stated. Bundles of thanks and gratitude expressed to college of business for conciliator choice of the workshop and its theme. The College of Engineering (CoE) hosted a Northrop Grumman event on Monday February 1st, 2016. The presenter, Colonel Carl Williamson (Director, Business Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Northrop Grumman Information Systems) talked about the Northrop Grumman and its division in the Kingdom, talked about cyber security threats, cyber awareness. Colonel Carl engaged the students in his presentation followed by Q&A session on the male and female sides.
Dean Nidal said that “This is a great event for our students to get engaged and opportunities for training with international top company like Northrop Grumman. More than 200 students, faculty and Alfaisal University partners & friends were honoured on 16 February 2017 at the Princess Haya bint Turki Auditorium in recognition of their research contribution to the University. Faculty Awards for Research Excellence were handed to Dr Ahmed Yaqinuddin from the College of Medicine, Dr Samir Brahim Belhaouari from the College of Science & General Studies and Dr Redha M. Two teams from the Software Engineering department were selected to participate at the KAUST undergraduate poster research competition to be held on the week of January 17th- 23. In their submission, the team wrote “The intent is to make the patient’s activity available to their caregivers (health professionals and family members), who can recognize potentially subtle harmful events and also alert the patient via audible notification or otherwise.
Acting Dean of the College of Engineering said, “This is a very prestige competition which KAUST organized each year. Simio LLC® is pleased to acknowledge approval of a grant of $144000 (usd) to Alfaisal University to support teaching and research in simulation.
Industrial Engineering Students at Alfaisal University are implementing an ergonomic project at Saudi Airlines. On Thursday, November 26th, an event was carried out to announce the launching of Alfaisal’s Robogals Club. On November 15th-16th, 2015, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) visited Alfaisal University for the primary purpose of evaluating a proposed Master of Science program in Engineering & Systems Management.
Adnan Alsaati (Deputy Director of the Joint Centers of Excellence Program at KACST as well as Deputy Director of the KACST-MIT Center for Complex Engineering System). The mission of the Master of Science in Engineering & Systems Management is to provide multi-disciplinary study and research opportunities involving faculty and students, leading to enhanced career opportunities for the graduates as well as contributions to the industrial diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the development of a knowledge-based society. The key attribute which the graduates of the program will exhibit is the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information, solve real-world decision problems, and effectively perform engineering and management tasks for successful execution of engineering projects.
During the course of the two-day visit, the MIT team had the chance to meet with various constituencies, namely senior students, engineering faculty, the Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, the Associate VP of Research and Graduate Studies, members of Alfaisal University’s executive leadership, and members of various College of Engineering industry advisory boards.
The launch of the Master of Science program in Engineering & Systems Management is planned for September 2016. Nyenrode Business University is the only private university in the Netherlands, situated in a large historical estate outside the town of Breukelen, near Utrecht.  Staying in this setting did not only contribute to intensive and undistracted learning opportunities, but gave our students insight into student life in Europe.  For entertainment, some of our group compared barbequing skills with some of the local students and some of the men learned how to operate student residence laundromats! During the Spring break in March, a group of MBA students worked with academics from various universities in Istanbul to explore the impact of changes in the national context on global economic development. Working with leading economists and historians, the MBA students got a first-hand view of the influence of Turkish history on current social, cultural and economic activity. Center for Nursing Rehabilitation (CNR) - Long-Term Living Publishes Article on Virtual Rehabilitation by Randy Palmaira, Exec.
During the 2016 Nurses Week Celebration on Wednesday, May 11th , CNR staff and residents celebrated its annual Culture Day. While some staff members dressed in traditional costumes representing their countries of origin, others decorated their uniforms with costume elements or national colors. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week with an event and special awards presentation.
Igor Kiprovski, Executive Director and Administrator, Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a member of CenterLight Health System, has been honored with the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). The awards program uses data-driven criteria to objectively identify high-performing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and the leaders who make them excel. The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is a distinction of significance, with fewer than 9% of facilities nationwide qualifying.
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, invites you to join us at 520 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:30 - 4 PM, as we present a FREE Amputee Educational Program. This quarter’s guest speaker, Jonathan Stubbs, Yoga Instructor, will conduct nonpharmacological “YogaRhytnms” Chair Yoga and rhythmic movement for residents with amputees and guests. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, has started biweekly computer classes for residents.
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, celebrated International Recreational Therapy Month on February with a special event for residents and staff. During the event, staff emphasized the importance of meaningful therapeutic recreation activities in helping improve individuals’ psychological wellbeing and quality of life. Pictured are CNR residents with Recreation Therapist Taijuanna Flowers during the Therapeutic Recreation celebration held recently.
Residents at CenterLight’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) recently received a musical gift, when students from Trina’s Music School filled the halls of the Brooklyn nursing home with joyous music.
Since the summer of 2015, The Joie de Vivre Project has hosted three popular floral arrangement workshops for residents at CenterLight's Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn.
The program is also made possible through the generosity of Teresa Ferrando Kleint, a Queens-based Florist, and Jennifer Grove from Repeat Roses, a New York City-based flower re- purposing company. According to CNR Recreation Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Veronica Kaninska, “Residents are thrilled to participate in such programs and families are excited to see things like this happening at CNR. CenterLight Health System invites the community to join us at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on 520 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:30 - 4 PM, as we present a FREE Amputee Educational Program. The program focused on the reduction of psychotropic medication through a non-pharmacological approach and use of Recreational Diversion Activities in conjunction with Psychological and Psychiatric services  to manage behavioral disturbances.
Fifty-three percent of the participants in this project received a psychotropic medication reduction (at least one drug, or dosage). For additional information and to RSVP, please call Jackie Kennedy-Saddler at (718) 636-1000, x437. As part of our ongoing quarterly Amputee Educational Program, CNR residents and community members recently participated in a music therapy session led by Anna Palumbo, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, from CenterLight’s Institute for Music and Neurologic Function. Tables were set along the lobby area, representing many countries, including various Caribbean and African nations, Guyana, Sweden, Switzerland, The Ukraine, and The Philippines, among others. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Nurse Keisha Budd has been recognized as the 2015 1199SEIU Nurse of Distinction in a Nursing Home Setting. Often described as the Oscars of nursing, the Nurse of Distinction Awards ceremony gathers union and health care industry leaders, as well as influential community leaders, to honor and recognize all 1199SEIU registered nurses for their excellence and commitment to quality patient care. Keisha’s career began at CNR in 2008 when she joined staff as a  Licensed Practical Nurse. CenterLight’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn recently celebrated National Volunteers Week by recognizing the individuals who selflessly give their time and effort for the good of our residents.
Pictured: Staff members Sergey Mishiyev, Leah Fridman, Dorette Smith and resident Ilia Gura at CenterLight’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn joined together for ceremonial prayers and lighting of the Menorah. CNR celebrated Veteran’s Day with a wonderful presentation from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Enjoying unique dance movements, traditional make-up and authentic costumes, residents were able to experience traditional Japanese culture. This unique performance enriched an already diverse culture at CNR, a facility that is known for its international flavor. CNR launches “Swap A Shoe” program to help support the self-image and self-esteem of amputees.
To help people to accept and acclimate to their new way of life , CNR is fostering something positive. CenterLight employees are asked to spread the word about “Swap-A-Shoe” and let’s shop and swap!
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, as well as three other centenarians at CNR were on hand to celebrate as honored guests.
In Curacao, she initially worked as a housekeeper, but eventually found a job as a Nanny, which was suited to her caring and nurturing personality. Residents: Beulah Bullock (100) Lucille Hunter (100), Josephine Hunte (103) Edna Garnett (102). Brooklyn, New York – (June 3, 2014) – Randolf Palmaira, Executive Director and Administrator, Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a member of CenterLight Health System, has been honored with the 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Presented at the ACHCA’s 48th Annual Convocation and Exposition on April 6 in Las Vegas, the award recognizes that “facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence” and acknowledges the administrator of record who provided that leadership throughout the award year. Palmaira and his teams have been recognized with numerous professional awards and accolades. A pioneer in Virtual Rehabilitation (Interactive Rehabilitation Exercise System), Palmaira spearheaded the first such program in New York City. Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long term care administrators and executives. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a member of the CenterLight Health System, is a multi-faceted, 320-bed skilled nursing facility. CenterLight Health System is a leading non-profit provider of rehabilitation and long-term healthcare services. Introduced in 2012, the QIHO award recognizes three medical directors who implemented programs that have demonstrated quality improvement and enhanced quality of life for their long-term-care facility residents. Located in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, CNR identified hospitalizations as a focus area through its ongoing quality improvement process, according to Arlene Latimer, RN, Director of Clinical Services. The goal was to reduce hospitalizations by 20 percent among both short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents of CNR.
The project team started by mining CNR’s data to identify trends, patterns and the top reasons that short- and long-term residents were being hospitalized.
For example, CNR has worked with outpatient blood transfusion centers to develop a protocol for patients with complications. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, was recognized by the American Medical Director's Association (AMDA) for its approach in reducing hospitalizations through value-based healthcare. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, celebrated National Therapeutic Recreation Month with events and activities, culminating with an art project that joined staff, residents, family members, volunteers and visitors together. For a full list of recreational activities at CNR, visit our long term residential care page and click on the activity calendar on the right hand side bar. Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Nurse June Enniss was named the 2013 1199SEIU Nurse of Distinction in a Nursing Home Setting.
Often described as the Oscars of nursing, the Nurse of Distinction Awards ceremony brings together union and health care industry leaders, as well as influential community leaders, to honor and recognize all 1199SEIU registered nurses for their excellence and commitment to quality patient care. Brenda Torres, CTRS and Igor Kiprovski, staff members at CenterLight Health System's Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn, co-authored a piece entitled "My Music, My Life, My Peace," regarding how a customized music project at CNR has helped improved a resident's quality of life. McKnight's Long-Term Care News noted that the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a member of CenterLight Health System, reduced falls by 53 percent in a year by implementing several modifications.
The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn was recognized by the nation’s professional association of medical directors for an innovative program that reduced patient falls by 53 percent in 2011.
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, will recognize four accomplished women and pay a special tribute to former resident Elsie Richardson on March 27. A community activist who spent her final years at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), a member of CenterLight Health System, was paid a special tribute at the 5th Annual Women's History Celebration on March 27. AlMuhaini began with presenting the registered IEEE student branches in Saudi Arabia and addressing the issues and challenges that the IEEE student branches in Saudi are currently facing, generated possible solutions for these problems and considered the possibility of organizing an annual competition for the best student branch in Saudi. The program attracts excelling Saudi students who wish to pursue their university studies in the Kingdom or abroad in areas decided by the Company every year. The number of completed credits for engineering shall not exceed 80 credits, and 60% for other majors. Maha Al Saud, Governor of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Saudi Arabia, discussed training standards for internal medicine specialists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting in Washington on May 6. Alfaisal University had five teams who had participated in the challenge, they have collaborated on February 06 with the American International School of Riyadh (AISR) Middle School and High School Students.
The event was entitled “Advances in Supercomputing: Things we should all know!” Students from the 5 CoE departments attended the event with faculty members and the Dean of the college Dr Nidal Nasser. Tarek El-Ghazawi (Professor, and IEEE Fellow at George Washington University) talked about the use of supercomputing in research, being in engineering, medicine or any other field and how this is benefiting the humanity. The president and vice president of the university, Acting Dean of the college of Engineering Dr Nidal Nasser along with faculties, students from all the university attended the event. Naveed Hussain (Vice President of Aeromechanics Technology, BOEING Research & Technology) talked about how and why engineering is important in our daily lives.
The project follows on one of the major themes at the College of Engineering that focuses on Renewable Energy applications with the supervision of Dr. Tawfiq AlRabiah gave a lecture at Alfaisal University to the students of College of Business.
Moreover, he praised the Ministers Council decision to establish a private authority for Small Businesses (SMEs) acknowledging the importance to support young people, their ideas and projects. Besides, he pointed out that the e-license is now issued in one day, and highlighted other several encouraging facilities. AlRabiah was impressed by the quality and maturity of the questions he received from College of Business students in a live Q&A session that followed the lecture. Mohammed Al Hayaza praised the significant role played by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to serve the country and the citizens, and he thanked Dr. College of Business sponsors the weekly Executive Lecture Series as a way to bridge the gap between the world of leadership and business education.
SmartPLS is a software with graphical user interface for variance-based structural equation modeling (SEM) using the partial least squares (PLS) method. In brief I can see unique and distinctive workshop in everything beginning with super prof, organizers, date, participants, wonderful arrangement & preparation, services and upscale dealing from prof and organizers. Then, 4 students from each gender were selected for an internship interview with Colonel Carl and Eng. The team members are: Sara Alarifi, Alanoud Albaiz, Abeer Alissa, Fatemah Alshaikh and Shaden Alhedaithy.

Event detection can be identified by mining methods for recognizing pre-specified patterns of sensor readings indicative of potential problems in order to alert caregivers and cause them to intervene. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Deputy General Manager & OD   at Cisco who offered an unconditional support to polish the team’s entrepreneur skills in order to help accelerate bringing the planned product to market.
Each year hundreds of international undergraduates from world renowned universities submit abstracts for their research.
This subject is taught by Dr Gilles Cormier in course IE330 in the industrial engineering program.
The objective of the project is to find the fitness between the airline passengers’ anthropometric measures and the airplane seating layout. 4th 2015, the Software Engineering Department at the College of Engineering hosted a workshop by IBM about their latest cloud technology Bluemix. Manar Alalfi, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering, and the Software Engineering club ClickIT. The Robogals club is a global organization that aims to increase diversity in STEM fields through fun activities to educate the minority (especially females) about STEM fields. Muhammad Anan, Vice Dean of Academic and Students Affairs for the College of Engineering and the Faculty Advisor of the Alfaisal’s Robogals Club. Williams and Dr Sanchez gave a talk entitled: “21st Century Digital Learning Models”, which was very well attended by the participating members of the College of Engineering Advisory Boards along with Alfaisal University personnel. Necati Aydin, Associate Professor of Economics at College of Business, is organizing a mini-conference on Islam and economic morality at University of California, Berkeley.
The conference team will select around 30 papers for the conference through the blind peer review process. The event offers CNR, staff, family, friends and the larger community the opportunity to come together to plan, participate in and enjoy this event with celebrates the cultural diversity of the facility. Elisa Helligar, community liaison from Senator Jesse Hamilton’s office, greeted residents and staff alike, and wished a Happy Nurses week to all on behalf of the Senator.
WendeeAnn Noel was recognized with this year's Volunteer of the Year Award, for her commitment and service to our residents in the past three years. The Award recipients are identified using publicly collected data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is pulled and evaluated by an independent third party.
To reserve a spot and for more information, please contact:Veronica Kaninska at 718-636-1000, ext.
Participants to these classes will learn basic computer skills including how to use the Internet, Skype, YouTube and how to connect with their families and fellow residents using email or Facebook. The day’s festivities also included music and games, as well as a visit from Recreation students who worked at CNR as interns in the past few years. With guidance from their teacher, fifteen young musicians took turns to play solos and ensembles from popular holiday and classical music selections. Also known as “Joy with Flowers,” the program is intended to bring CNR residents together via an interactive, hands-on workshop experience that enables them to explore and enjoy the creativity and self-expression of making their own floral arrangements.
In many cases, once a patient is prescribed these drugs, they are likely to stay on them for an extended period of time and can diminish their quality of life.
It was shown that 90% of those residents who received the reduction demonstrated either equal or improved Depression and Anxiety scores by the end of project. Award categories included Novice, Preceptor and Nurse Leader, as well as distinction in Hospital and Nursing Home settings.
A special event was held honoring the high school and college students, community members, retirees, clergy as well as community groups, many of whom shared personal stories of why they decided to become volunteers at CNR.
Murrow High School in Brooklyn, along with her students, brought the gift of music to the residents and staff at CenterLight’s Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) this holiday season. The facility boasts residents from many cultural backgrounds including Caribbean, Spanish, Latin, Haitian, Jewish, Russian, Filipino, Chinese, among others.
To this day, Josephine continues to share fond memories with her family and her life experiences.
It was featured on the national syndicated show the Doctors and ABC news Channel 7, Univision Channel 41 and Channel News 12 for its innovative treatment approach for neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation. The award was created in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care. Focusing on advancing leadership experience, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. CNR’s residential unit uses a “neighborhood concept,” setting new standards for person-directed care and giving residents greater independence in matters of daily living.
Saka Kazeem, Medical Director – Long-Term at The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) in Brooklyn, New York has been awarded the 2014 Quality in Healthcare Outcomes Award by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).
The results surpassed this goal, as 30-day readmissions were reduced for short-stay patients by 41 percent and the long-term hospitalization rate plummeted 52 percent. With better awareness of the follow-up care CNR can provide, the staff at the transfusion centers send fewer patients to the hospital. Saka Kazeem, along with Arlene Latimer and Dorette Smith, presented CNR’s winning piece during AMDA’s LTC Medicine-2014 in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb.
By implementing a comprehensive medical approach and action steps such as the implementation of programs which include the stop and watch and advance directive, review of assessment tools and protocols, staff competency and weekly classes, CNR was able to reduce short-term re-hospitalization rate by 41% and long-term hospitalization by 52% during the study period. These include review of current screening and assessment tools, revision and implementation of communication tools and celebrating success, among others. Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the ceremony and award banquet was held on May 13, 2013 at The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Categories included Novice, Preceptor, Nurse Leader, as well as distinction in Hospital and Nursing Home settings.
She was promoted as charge nurse of Penthouse Gardens East, CNR’s dementia unit and was subsequently promoted to case management. The nursing home - which received a Quality Improvement and Health Outcome Award from the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) - changed the color of toilet seats, used mattress overlays and provided additional programming.
This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers. On Thursday February 11, the Jury members selected two place awards, and one honorable mention award.
Hegab explained a proposed approach to redevelop Riyadh’s Central Business District in line with emerging global urban trends that promote startup and entrepreneurship ecosystems. He talked about the history of the Boeing Company in general and the way the they conduct research through simulation in order to minimise the cost in terms of budgets and in terms of safety.
The presentation took place on Sunday, November 29th, 2015, and titled “How to Start a Business”. He emphasized that new projects will be an important contributory for the national economy and for creating many job opportunities for the youth of our nation. He expressed his admiration to their deep and precise interaction and analysis, and wished for the University and its students more success. AlRabiah for his valuable lecture, and for his forward initiatives to cooperate and support the university students. Professor Marko Sarstedt, Chair of Marketing at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg-Germany, shared his knowledge and guided the attendees in their journey of PLS-SEM world and went through detailed training on the basics of SmartPLS. Marko explained the concepts wonderfully to such extent that baseline concepts were clear to novice researchers like me. Students who received Boeing Student Research Awards, those taking part in the Boeing Solar Car project, and those taking part in the Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge to build more fuel efficient cars were also acknowledged, as well as students who won in the 5th KAUST International Undergraduate Research Competition. Patent Awards were handed out to Dr Hassan Zohair from College of Engineering, Dr Edreese Alsharaeh, Mr Ali Othman and Mr Khaled B.
Finally, analytics methods inspect the archive of recorded sensor readings in order to extract patterns and to recognize trends associated with clinically significant symptoms. From these entries, 50 students are selected and invited to come to KAUST and present in the competition. The outcome of the project is expected to provide the airline with an efficient method to estimate the seating capacity of different airplanes and flight durations. After that, the founding officers introduced the concept of diversity and how it is lacking in STEM fields. The conference is part of annual meeting of SASE (Society for Advancement of Socio-economics) which was established in 1989 as an international, inter-disciplinary organization with members in over 50 countries on five continents.
The selected papers presented at the conference will be published in an edited volume through Edward Elgar publishing company in UK. Kitts,  Grenada, Carricou, Petit Martinique, Haiti, Panama, Honduras and The United States. Wendee chooses to spend her free time at CNR, including most weekends and days off school, so she can help our staff in serving our residents and assisting with recreational programs. Administrators of those high-performing SNFs are celebrated and honored during ACHCA’s national awards ceremony held at the annual Convocation and Exposition each Spring.
Residents who complete the class will also have the chance to help with training others in future classes. This indicates that those residents were able to maintain mood improvement despite medication reduction.
It is free and open to the community and offers information on various community and educational resources; as well as from expert guest speakers to help increase awareness of important topics, including holistic approaches to pain management. Budd undoubtedly deserves this award because of her outstanding contribution to the profession of nursing. Most noted a deep desire to make a difference by doing something for others – wanting to give back to the community they love. As her parents both received rehabilitation services at CNR, she said she always wanted to return to the facility to give back to the CNR community who took care of them.
A sought-after industry speaker, he has been published in Orthopedics Today, My Care Givers magazine and Physical Therapy News Line.
CNR’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation center offers physical, occupational, speech and virtual rehabilitation to people of all ages recovering from physical or cognitive disabilities. With deep roots in New York neighborhoods for more than 90 years, CenterLight currently cares for more than 15,000 individuals daily. The facility was honored for improving the quality of care for their patients through an innovative and collaborative approach focused on the reduction of re-hospitalizations for their short and long stay residents. In addition, the overall facility patient satisfaction rating is 95% with a 97% recommendation rating.
The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola. It is worth noting that these majors change annually according to the plan devised by the Company’s Human Resources Department. Al Saud created multiple committees to streamline women’s admission and improve their learning environment.
Jaafar addressed Alfaisal’s engineering community, an audience coming from many different departments.
Participants, who were mainly from universities in KSA and the gulf region in addition to Alfaisal CoB faculty, expressed their appreciation to the organization of the workshop and the knowledge gained. AlSaud from the College of Science & General Studies as well as Dr Mohammad Ateeq AlDosari from KACST.
The motivation behind the research project is to create an intelligent system that supports dependent outpatients that either can’t gather their own vital signs or may be living alone and not be able to act upon sudden emergency.
This is indeed an excellent achievement for the students and the supervisor to be qualified to compete with others at KAUST.
Director General of King Khalid International Airport Engineer Yusuf bin Ibrahim Al-Abdan facilitated a visit for students and their advisor Dr. Mir Firasath Ali introduced our students and faculty to IBM® Bluemix™ and IBM® Bluemix™ DevOps Services, their architectures, and functionalities. Robogals.Saudi is the 32nd chapter that has been established for the first time in the Middle East this past summer. After that, they introduced the audience to Robogals and shared the story of how Robogals.Saudi was established.
Selection of papers will be based on 1000 word extended abstracts, which are due 18 January 2016. Another special award handed out during the event was the Best Volunteer Group of the Year. To find out the schedule of upcoming events and reserve your spot, contact Veronica Kaninska MSEd, CTRS at (718) 636-1000 ext.
Luevineue Hargrove was named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year awardee, for having offered her talent, time and positive energy to CNR residents for more than 15 years. Residents, staff and visitors were treated to holiday caroling that brought not only cheer, but inspiration.
According to her family biography, as a young child growing up in Micoud, she was described as “energetic, adventurous and delightful.” Josephine attended primary school and she later immigrated to Curacao in the hopes of obtaining employment.
So it was no surprise to her family and friends when she decided to immigrate to the United States to seek a better way of life. Programs include: managed long term care, short-term rehabilitation, residential nursing homes, music therapy, home care and adult day care.
The prestigious AMDA awards are based on programs medical directors and care teams have implemented and demonstrated to improve the quality of life for their long-term care residents. All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium. Applications for the scholarships take place at certain times during the year and they are announced for those who fulfill the set conditions.
As a leading advocate for the advancement of female education, she vigorously supported admitting women into the university. Electrical engineering senior students, AbdulAziz Alyemni, Fahad Albeshr, Mohamed Alghanim, AbdulAziz Alnukta, and Khaled Alsaleh are divided into two groups designing and implementing the motor control and the maximum photovoltaic (PV) power supply for the solar car. Marko is an institution himself, it is easier to understand the concepts if you are taught by the one who is part of the founding team. The audience was then thrilled with an exciting and informative talk from the Honorary Guest Speaker Mr Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, the Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of SABIC. After preliminary research, the two focal cases during the development will be postsurgical patients and asthma patients.
It shows the quality of our students’ work we have at Alfaisal University and the professional supervision they are receiving from Dr.
He then discussed how these technologies could benefit the world of academia by introducing the IBM academic initiative for the cloud. Alfaisal students went through a submission and interviewing process and were selected to represent the KSA Robogals branch.
The event was concluded with a call to help the club on their mission to increase diversity in the simplest of ways such as volunteering and supporting RoboNeers on social media. This award went to the Soul Winners, a diligent group who regularly read Bible excerpts, conducted discussions, and sang hymns on a regular basis to our residents. Many residents have been serving in the Army, Navy, and Air Force during World War II, as well as the Vietnam and Korean Wars. In addition, the facility actively seeks partners in the community who are committed to improving the quality of care of the patients they serve.
CNR Executive Director Randolf Palmaira said being recognized for improvements to a fall management program that could potentially impact the quality of long term care around the nation is a tremendous honor.
Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. He also shed light on the starring role IEEE plays in fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity and how it is considered not only to be essential for its professional members, but for the global technical community. Mechanical engineering senior students Khalid Sulaiman and Syed Adnan are designing and implementing the mechanical modules of the car, including, the body, chassis, suspensions, brakes, seating and hatch, etc.
Additionally, an agreement was signed between Ultimate Solutions and Alfaisal University for the establishment of a Product Design & Development Unit. AlMakadma an Assistant Professor of clinical Medicine and Pediatrics from the College of Medicine. Postsurgical patients require very keen monitoring since they’re prone to get internal bleeding which can be subtle and pass unnoticed at first due to the distress the patient is already in, however patients suffering from respiratory distress can get very obvious Asthma attacks but the danger lies in them being secluded from anyone who can actively help. Pilots and other officials supported the project idea and looking forward to seeing students’ recommendations. Three best papers awards will be given, as well as a limited number of travel grants for graduate students. Hargrove participates in spiritual services, helps out in drum circles and visits residents. Many shared stories and memories of their experiences, as we expressed gratitude for their contributions and sacrifices to our country. The organization has been universally recognized over the course of the last century for its outstanding contributions in improving technology and global conditions.
Other opportunities remain for Alfaisal students to become affiliate members with tasks including devising the communication system of the car, improving the aesthetics, and enhancing the ergonomics of the driver interface.
Indeed, I am thankful to the organizers for arranging this workshop and looking forward to attend such workshops in near future. The superb teams are designing and developing a framework to monitor the vital signs of outpatients under medical attention. Richardson, who died March 15, was a community activist in Bedford-Stuyvesant who co-founded the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council and helped bring about the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up).
Abdulrahman Almousa, presented career opportunities at IBM, and encouraged our students to apply for a two years internship program for fresh graduates. This award is something our entire team can celebrate."Falls are statistically a problem in any caregiving environment for the elderly and frail, and too often people end up with fractures or limited mobility, he said. She was also a member of the Bed Stuy Senior Task Force, which is co-sponsoring the event with CNR. Jaafar encouraged engineering students from different majors to join IEEE to enhance their professional journeys as future engineers.
He also mentioned the intention of IBM Saudi Arabia to open a new summer internship program in the near future.

The patient-centered approaches identified by CNR made a significant difference and could do the same in other long-term care facilities."We created a safer patient environment by reducing the number of falls by a dramatic 53 percent over a one-year period," Palmaira said.
A recognition certificate was presented to the speaker by the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Staff members reviewed their existing fall management program and then implemented several measures they anticipated would reduce falls by at least 25 percent from Oct.
Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. In one modification, they changed a number of toilet seats from white to black to enhance depth perception and increase visual contrast – especially helpful for patients suffering from neurologic disorders such as stroke and musculoskeletal dysfunction.In another, they put an overlay with built-in sideguards on the mattresses of patients who tend to get out of bed unassisted.
The raised ridge helps the patient recognize the edge of the bed and gives staff additional time to respond to bed alarms.The nursing staff discovered that many of the cognitive-impaired residents with a history of falls were having issues with pain. At the end of the review period, results showed that the number of falls went from a high of 76 during the first quarter of 2011 to 36 by the end of Oct. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South. Former Director of Clinical Services Phyllis Quinlan, RN, PhD, Brenda Torres, CTRS, and Winderlind Hamilton, RN, joined Dr. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc. Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission. Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South.
The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St.
Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America. Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn. Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today. They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations. The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world. Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman! By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others.
Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South. David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr. Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South.
Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr. King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization. Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project. The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS. This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America. Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world.
Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South. Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61. Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide. It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked. King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries. The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved.
The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history. This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta. They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta. Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr.
We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director. Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project. We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C.
The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C. Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared.
The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes. King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community. There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness.
Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost. The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville.
Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013. For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta.
Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964. Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War. Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean. I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives. This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings.
That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree.
When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White. The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community. I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change. With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that! Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial. But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote. And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially. After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community.
If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time. It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears. And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust. Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city. So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical. King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote. I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success. For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history.
Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence.
I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions. We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success. Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes. The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell.
Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta. Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr. The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values. Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event. This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013. This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance. The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values. We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc. Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes!
On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course. Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight. Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim. These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr. These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged. The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem. Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta. And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture. She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university. Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track. Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug.
Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta.
C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr.
Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park.
It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions.
Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument. To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition.
To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc. Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series. These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.

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