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Jenkins ready to take team all the way

Jenkins ready to take team all the way

B-CU football coach says goal is to win national title this season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the 2012 football campaign around the corner, Bethune-Cookman University held its B-CU held Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 12. Head Coach Brian Jenkins stressed keeping his team living in the moment. “We have to learn to stay […]

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Gardner and Davis lead retooled squad BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman held a Media Day for its volleyball team for the first time on Sunday. Isaac Raphael, the second-year head coach, looked calm while answering questions from the media. “I’m thankful that you are here. We didn’t have this last year. Practice started out […]

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Team practicing at New Smyrna complex while B-CU renovates its practice field BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With their practice field undergoing upgrades, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have found an alternative place to conduct football practice. The Wildcats opened the 2012 season by practicing at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. Inclement weather delayed renovations a […]

B-CU athletic expansion correction

B-CU athletic expansion correction

Because of an editing error, a story in last week’s Daytona Times on the expansion of Bethune-Cookman University’s athletic programs included incorrect information about its volleyball program. The story stated that B-CU was adding a women’s volleyball team. It should have stated that a women’s sand volleyball team is being added. The university already has […]

Institute honors B-CU founder

Institute honors B-CU founder

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute observed Bethune-Cookman University founder’s 137th birthday on July 14 in the front of her home on the campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. During last Saturday’s event, Dr. Cleo Higgins talked about the founder as she knew her. The event also was attended by […]

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add women’s soccer and women’s  volleyball. “At this present time, we are looking to bring two additional sports programs. We want to start with club and intramural soccer this spring. We will do more studies. This is how you grow your programs. You look and […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University is one of 17 colleges and universities that will share grants totaling $5 million as part of the Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program. The $50,000 grant will benefit four B-CU students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Texas Southern University, Morehouse College and Fayetteville […]