Harris-Stowe State University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Harris-Stowe President Focuses On Academics, Image http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-harris-stowe-president-focuses-academics-image <p>The incoming president of Harris-Stowe State University doesn’t take over until mid-July, but Dwaun J. Warmack has a pretty good idea of what his priorities will be.</p><p>He told a news conference on campus Thursday that he is a visionary leader, and his vision has four parts:</p><ul><li>Academic excellence</li><li>Strong enrollment and retention of students</li><li>Marketing and branding</li><li>Friend-raising and fund-raising</li></ul><p>And, Warmack said, his background prepares him to get the job done.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:50:24 +0000 Dale Singer 35580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Harris-Stowe President Focuses On Academics, Image Harris-Stowe Names Dwaun Warmack New President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harris-stowe-names-dwaun-warmack-new-president <p><strong>Updated at 8:25 am Wednesday to correct the name of the institution where Warmack currently works. It is Bethune-Cookman University.</strong></p><p>Harris-Stowe State University Tuesday announced the selection of Dwaun Warmack, a senior vice&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">president at </span>Bethune-Cookman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> University in Daytona Beach, Fla., as its new president.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:31 +0000 Dale Singer 35520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harris-Stowe Names Dwaun Warmack New President Presidential Search, New Faculty Contract Put Spotlight On Harris-Stowe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/presidential-search-new-faculty-contract-put-spotlight-harris-stowe <p><em>Harris-Stowe State University is looking for a new president, and its professors are working under a new contract that was imposed on them by the school's governing board. The labor issues are just one indication that Harris-Stowe faces many long-simmering problems that raise questions about the institution's future.</em></p><p></p><p>To outsiders, the atmosphere on the venerable midtown campus was calm. But long-simmering disputes between the faculty and top officials were about to go public.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:13:08 +0000 Dale Singer 34479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Presidential Search, New Faculty Contract Put Spotlight On Harris-Stowe Harris-Stowe’s Long, Winding Road http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harris-stowe-s-long-winding-road <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harris-Stowe’s journey to the university it is today began in 1857, when the St. Louis Public Schools founded a teacher-training institution for white students only – the first such teacher education institution west of the Mississippi River.</span></p><p>It later became known as Harris Teachers College, which in 1920 grew into a four-year undergraduate institution, offering a bachelor’s degree.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:07:48 +0000 Dale Singer 34483 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCoy Is Considered For Presidency At Harris-Stowe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccoy-considered-presidency-harris-stowe <p>Art McCoy, who is currently on paid administrative leave from his job as superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, is in the running for the position 0f president of Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon has learned.<br /><br />Asked about his candidacy for the job, McCoy said in an interview he did not want to discuss it while his status in Ferguson-Florissant remains unclear. But he did acknowledge that he had been asked by several people to consider the Harris-Stowe job, and he agreed to join the search pool.<br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:42:48 +0000 Dale Singer 34051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCoy Is Considered For Presidency At Harris-Stowe Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/help-wanted-local-colleges-search-new-leaders <p>Updated at 3:23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17, with announcement of new SIU president. Some of the jobs came open suddenly, one at the end of a long campus standoff and still others quietly at the end of long, productive tenures, but they all have resulted in room at the top of the ivory tower:</p><p>At least four local schools – Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Community College and the Southern Illinois University system – have vacancies in the office of their top administrator or did until Monday, when SIU named a new president.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:12:33 +0000 Dale Singer 33667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders St. Louis’ Black Rep Stages Conversation Between MLK, Jr. and Malcolm X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-black-rep-stages-conversation-between-mlk-jr-and-malcolm-x <p>The actual meeting never happened. But “The Meeting,” opening Wednesday, dramatizes the “what ifs” of a one-hour conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.theblackrep.org">The Black Rep</a> will stage its presentation of “The Meeting” through Jan. 26<a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/33292/black_rep_harris_stowe_101713"> in its 37th-season home at Harris-Stowe State University. </a></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:20:40 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32805 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Black Rep Stages Conversation Between MLK, Jr. and Malcolm X The Black Rep Finds New Theater Home At Harris-Stowe State University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-rep-finds-new-theater-home-harris-stowe-state-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being ousted from their home at <a href="http://www.grandcenter.org/about/grandeltheatre/">The Grandel Theatre</a> in Grand Center, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/black-rep">The Black Rep</a> theater company has found a new place for its productions at Harris-Stowe State University.</span></p><p>The company will now hold its performances at the Emerson Performance Center on the school’s campus, which seats over 200. The Grandel Theatre was owned by Grand Center Incorporated, which sold it earlier this summer.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:27:10 +0000 Erin Williams 30748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Black Rep Finds New Theater Home At Harris-Stowe State University Harris-Stowe Faculty Vote To Form Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harris-stowe-faculty-vote-form-union <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Full-time faculty at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis have voted overwhelmingly to join the Missouri National Education Association.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders like assistant history professor Brian Elsesser say 79 percent of those who voted agreed to join the Missouri National Education Association. The vote was certified today.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:11:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harris-Stowe Faculty Vote To Form Union Sharpton aligns with Clay in opposing voter ID laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sharpton-aligns-clay-opposing-voter-id-laws <p>Rev. Al Sharpton is joining Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay in opposing efforts to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls. &nbsp;</p><p>Last year, Republicans in 38 states introduced legislation that would require a state-approved photo ID to vote. Seven states have since signed it into law.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:56:27 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sharpton aligns with Clay in opposing voter ID laws