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More than 35 candidates set for Oct. 3 Candidate Day 2012, presented by Daytona State’s Student Government

More than 35 candidates set for Oct. 3 Candidate Day 2012, presented by Daytona State’s Student Government

DAYTONA BEACH – A few hours before the first presidential debate for 2012, the public and Daytona State College students and staff will have a chance to hear from more than 35 local, state and national representatives for this season’s elections on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Daytona Beach […]

Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Deaths by suicide are the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. Although there is a general acknowledgement that it is a major problem, many lack a specific suicide prevention initiative on their campuses or in their organizations to help combat the […]

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

Stetson to host Earth Week and Arbor Day events

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Members of the Stetson University community will share their Hatter “Green” with the surrounding community during two weeks of celebration and learning for Earth Week and Arbor Day. Activities kick off this weekend with the fourth annual Green Symposium on Friday, April 13, followed by participation in the city of DeLand’s […]

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

University to present ‘Strange Like Me’ diversity program

Stetson University’s Multicultural Student Council will present “Strange Like Me,” an interactive program on racism, sexism and homophobia especially for college students, on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The event is free and open to the public. “Strange Like Me’ is a 90-minute program […]

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

New Center for Business and Industry program aims to boost manufacturing skills

Mark Madore believes it is critical that his employees possess core competencies common to the manufacturing industry. That’s why the director of operations for Sparton Electronics Corp. in DeLeon Springs has enrolled a group of his 424 employees in a new Certified Production Technician training program (CPT) being offered by Daytona State College’s Center for […]

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

BY BARBARA R. ANWINE TRICE EDNEY WIRE As we usher in 2012, it remains disheartening that unemployment rates for African-Americans and Latinos/Hispanics remain in the double digits. Far more must be done to address disparities in access and opportunity that plague minorities nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2011 unemployment data revealed that […]

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. NNPA COLUMNIST The growing Occupy the Dream movement for economic equality and empowerment has correctly determined that one of its top priorities is to support passage of a constitutional amendment to make all federal elections publicly financed. The constitutional amendment will be effective in the campaign to confront income […]

We must rescue the American Dream

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni Thomas. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass learned when she met Toni and her mother while on assignment for the Children’s Defense Fund, Toni grew up moving from place […]

Daytona State Law Enforcement Academy to honor new graduates

Daytona State Law Enforcement Academy to honor new graduates

The Law Enforcement Academy at Daytona State College will honor 29 graduates during a commencement ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the News-Journal Center, located at 221 N. Beach St. in downtown Daytona Beach. College President Carol Eaton, along with faculty and administrators with Daytona State’s College of Health, […]

Capacity attendance expected for sold out Taste of the 24 event during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Capacity attendance expected for sold out Taste of the 24 event during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona

For the third year in a row, the Daytona State College Foundation’s Taste of the 24 is sold out. More than 1300 guests will enjoy a delicious blend of food and fast cars, with access all weekend long to the endurance race and Sprint FANZONE, during the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. […]

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