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Wildcats Basketball Games Rescheduled

Wildcats Basketball Games Rescheduled

The Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Department of Athletics announced today that the basketball contests between FVSU and Claflin University, originally scheduled for January 10, 2011, have been rescheduled for February 10, 2011 in the HPE Arena on the FVSU campus. 

Tip off time for the women’s game is at 6 p.m. with the men’s contest to follow at 8 p.m.

General admission to FVSU Basketball Games is $8. Non-FVSU students, faculty and staff and military personnel with proper identification are admitted for $5. 

 For more information about FVSU Athletics, please visit www.fvsusports.com or call the Office of Sports Information at 478-826-6437.

Civil Rights Scholar Headlines Lecture Series

Civil Rights Scholar Headlines Lecture Series

When author and historian Dr. Lewis Baldwin visits Fort Valley State University (FVSU), he will retrace the legacy left by one of our nation’s most prolific civil rights leaders.
The Vanderbilt University professor jumpstarts a new semester of the John W. Davison Lecture Series at a forum entitled, “Remembering Martin Luther King in the age of Obama.”  

The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the Pettigrew Center auditorium.  The Camden, Ala. native graduated from Talladega College in Talladega, Ala. during the height of the civil rights and Black Power movements.  As a teenager, he participated in student demonstrations and civil rights activities.
Baldwin earned a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in black church studies from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and a Ph.D in American Christianity from Northwestern University.

Martin Luther King III to Speak During Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Martin Luther King III to Speak During Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King is the keynote speaker for Fort Valley State University’s 24th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Luncheon.

Carrying the torch lit by both of his parents into the 21st century, the human rights advocate and community activist will deliver words of wisdom and empowerment to Middle Georgia’s brightest students, newsmakers and influencers on Monday, Feb. 21 at noon in the Health and Physical Education Complex at FVSU.

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the BHMSL has become the university’s single largest scholarship fundraiser for presidential scholars.
The banquet’s theme is “Dollars for Scholars: Giving the Gift of Education to Deserving Students”.

Actress Scheduled to Speak at FVSU Convocation

The Fort Valley State University freshman convocation will feature actress Vivica Fox as the guest speaker.

Convocation will take place on January 26 at 6 p.m in the C.W. Pettigrew Center.


Peach Regional Medical Center to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Program

The Peach Regional Medical Center will host a breast cancer awareness educational program for all women in its surrounding communities.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until noon on January 18.

Certified Nurse Practictioner and Nurse Educator Lee Brown will speak.

To make reservations, call 478-825-8691 ext 266.

Youth Football Camp Schedule

2011 Kids & Pros

Youth Football Camp Schedule

June 6-9 in Houston County

This summer Kids & Pros will feature eight youth football camps for ages 7-13 within five southeastern states.

As the names indicates, the position specific instruction is lead by former NFL players as well as college and high school coaches.

The founder of Kids & Pros, Buddy Curry, played Inside Linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons for eight seasons, 1980-1987, and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1980, a Kids & Pros press release says.

To register, visit www.kidsandpros.com


Peach County Schools Will Open Wednesday

Peach County schools will be back in session Wednesday, January 12, 2011.