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University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

University to kick off violence prevention series with Lucille O’Neal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University graduate Lucille O’Neal will be the keynote speaker at the first of an ongoing series of campus and community events focused on domestic violence. The series entitled “Ending the Cycle of Violence on our Campus and in our Community….The Message Continues,” will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. […]

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson, Board of Trustees, students and other supporters gathered on Jan. 16 for a dedication ceremony of one its oldest buildings – the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. Originally the campus library and eventually the home to the social sciences department, the building has been on […]

B-CU center named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week

B-CU center named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats notched their fourth weekly conference honors of the 2014-15 season as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the honorees on Monday afternoon, tabbing Kailyn Williams as MEAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. A redshirt sophomore center, Williams (6-5, New Orleans), […]

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

Staff reports – Bethune-Cookman University and the U.S. Small Business Administration North Florida are offering an Entrepreneurship Certificate program that is free and open to the public. The program runs every Thursday from Jan. 29 to March 15, 5:30 p.m. to 730p.m.  The classes will help current small business owners or those who wish to start […]

B-CU’s young track stars  shine at North Carolina meet

B-CU’s young track stars shine at North Carolina meet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Jan. 10 was a big day for Bethune-Cookman’s track and field underclass women at the Joe Hilton Open on the campus of the University of North Carolina, securing three of B-CU’s eight first-place finishes as the Wildcats logged eight (five women, three men) additional Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships qualifying marks […]

Wildcats to celebrate football team at Jan. 17 banquet

Wildcats to celebrate football team at Jan. 17 banquet

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman Football will hold its end of the season banquet Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village Hotel. The event will honor the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Wildcats. The night starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., held on the second floor of the Hilton just […]

Lady Wildcats snap losing streak with win over Western Carolina

Lady Wildcats snap losing streak with win over Western Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis earned her 200th victory and her Lady Wildcats (4-10) snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, stringing together a near-complete game effort to jump out early and hold off Western Carolina (7-7) for the 63-53 non-conference victory. Although the Catamounts put up […]

Stewart helps team win big over Trinity Baptist

Stewart helps team win big over Trinity Baptist

Brandon Stewart scored a career-high 32 points as Bethune-Cookman snapped a five-game losing streak with a 97-71 victory over Trinity Baptist Monday night. The senior, a walk-on from Miami, was 10-16 from the field and 8-10 from the line. He also had nine rebounds, two blocks and three steals to lead five Wildcats in double […]

Sims takes over as B-CU’s head coach

Sims takes over as B-CU’s head coach

Assistant coach replaces Jenkins who accepted position at Alabama State FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman introduced Terry Sims as its new head football coach on Monday at a press conference on campus at the Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center. Sims had spent the past five years as an assistant football coach, primarily responsible […]

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]