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B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

Four days of activities will include a symposium with other university presidents BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson will officially become Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president on Oct. 16 during an inauguration ceremony. Four days and nights of activities will lead up to the inauguration. The four days will include an Inaugural Symposium at […]

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

B-CU tennis player dies in motorcycle crash

The Bethune-Cookman University family is mourning the death this week of one of its students. According to a press release from B-CU, Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and tennis player for B-CU, was driving a motorcycle Sunday on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard at 8:15 p.m. when he and […]

B-CU handles FIU; FSU next on schedule

B-CU handles FIU; FSU next on schedule

BCUATHLETICS.COM Anthony Jordan ran for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead Bethune-Cookman to its first victory ever over an FBS opponent, defeating Florida International 34-13. Bethune-Cookman (3-0) improved to 3-0 all-time against Florida International (0-3) and the win extends the Wildcats’ regular season win streak to 10 games over the past two seasons. Florida […]

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

Bethune-Cookman University issued the following press release today: “The Bethune-Cookman University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its students. On Sunday night, the Wildcat Nation lost Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and outstanding tennis player for B-CU. Juan, 20, was driving a motorcycle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard […]

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

FROM WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman seniors Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors following the 23rd-ranked Wildcats’ 12-9 win over Tennessee State in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1, in Nashville, Tenn. Fields, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Sanford, was selected as this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. […]

B-CU remembers the March

B-CU remembers the March

Bethune-Cookman University students, faculty and staff converged on the campus quadrangle at noon on Wednesday to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington. There was a re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech by B-CU Junior Zacory Scott, a criminal justice major. Remarks were made by Dr. Edison O. […]

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st- century students with the renovation and new construction of the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project took place Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility. Harrison Rhodes was built in 1941 as Bethune-Cookman’s first library. The […]

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats enter the 2013 season at No. 23 in The Sports Network FCS Preseason Top 25, it was announced earlier this month by The Sports Network office in Philadelphia. This is the first time the Wildcats have been a member of the network’s preseason poll under head coach Brian […]

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

School term includes new master’s degrees, renovations of dorms and dining hall FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University’s fresh crop of new students arrived Aug. 15 and school officials expect more than 1,100 freshmen and transfer students. More than 3,500 students are enrolled at the university for fall classes. B-CU also has raised admission requirements such […]

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona resident and retired educator Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution. Lucas has a 75-year history with Bethune-Cookman, beginning as a child whose father worked closely with institution founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. […]