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Harris-Stowe State University Hosts Second Annual Take Back the Night March
Harris-Stowe State University’s Center for Non-Violence and Abuse Prevention holds the second annual Take Back the Night March MORE>>
The Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s approval places the Harris-Stowe closer to offering master’s level programs. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University's First Male Empowerment Summit: 'A Great Success!'
Harris-Stowe State University’s inaugural Male Empowerment Summit exceeds all expectations. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes Author and Political Commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Deliver Commencement Address
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to deliver the commencement address at Harris-Stowe State University, May 14. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Inspires Change, Confers Degrees to More Than 150 Graduates
Harris-Stowe's 2016 Commencement ceremony invoked laughter, tears and outstanding stories of triumph against the odds. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Unveils the Dr. Thelma V. Cook Boardroom
Harris-Stowe State University Unveils Dr. Thelma V. Cook Boardroom MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University and Verizon Partnering to Provide STEM Education for St. Louis Middle School Students
Harris-Stowe received grant of nearly $400,000 as part of Verizon’s Innovative Learning Program MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Partners with LaunchCode to Announce ‘Summer of Code’ Free Tech Training Classes
Harris-Stowe Partners with LaunchCode to provide free tech training classes offered at HSSU for students MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Ranks Among the Most Affordable HBCUs in the Nation
Harris-Stowe ranks No. 14 on the Top 25 HBCUs MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes the 14th National HBCU Business Deans Summit to St. Louis
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes National HBCU Business School Deans to St. Louis MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University President Dwaun Warmack Addresses Orlando Tragedy
Dear Hornet Nation – 
Like all caring Americans, I am deeply grieved by the senseless terror attack that took place in Orlando over the weekend. Now is the time to actively purge our society of spiteful rhetoric and hasten toward what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "beloved community," where all can be safe and live in peaceful coexistence with our brethren of different nationalities, faiths and gender identities. If our nation is to heal, we must all exhibit acts of unity - this is our collective responsibility. 

I am proud that Harris-Stowe students took a public stand toward that goal. Yesterday students led a vigil at which we called for peace and pledged solidarity with members of the LGBTQIA community, our Latino brothers and sisters and all those in Orlando and around the world who believe that love conquers hate and that good will always triumph over evil.

Our campus is welcoming and accepting and we encourage ongoing, healthy dialogue to foster understanding between a diversity of voices.

While we continue to grapple with the aftermath of this tragedy, we pray for peace and try to find hope in the face of hate. 

As we watched the multicolored balloons drift skyward at the end of the vigil, we were reminded that the rainbow is visible after the storm.

Hornet Nation cries out, "We are Orlando," because we know all too well that tragedy can strike anywhere.  This tragedy hits close to our hearts and we must stand unified in love for humanity.

Thank you.
Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack 

Harris-Stowe State University Launches 'Read and Feed' at Elementary School in Ferguson
Harris-Stowe Volunteers Bring Love for Books to Johnson Wabash Elementary in Ferguson MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Accepts Nominations for First-Ever Athletics Hall of Fame
Harris-Stowe Accepts Nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame MORE>>
High School students visit Harris-Stowe for intensive 5-week Engineering career readiness program. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes State Representative Joshua Peters and Special Guests for TRIO-ETS Program
Harris-Stowe welcomed an exciting faction of community leaders for a series of inspirational messages to Educational Talent Search, a TRIO program students MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes 50 Middle School Students for STEM Education Program sponsored by Verizon
For the past two weeks 50 middle school boys have crafted products using 3D printers, marketed their creations and developed entrepreneurial skills during Verizon’s Innovative Learning program. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Academy for Science and Mathematics Students Gain Hands-on Experience
This year's cadre of Academy for Science and Mathematics produces serious scholars focused on STEM careers MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Congratulates its First Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown Scholarship Winners: Vasanth Mohan and Youssef Jacon
Harris-Stowe Proudly Congratulates the University's first Legends of the Crown scholarship recipients MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University is Awarded a $325,000 Grant from USA Funds
Harris-Stowe State University is Awarded a $325,000 Grant from USA Funds to boost student retention MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Hosts White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
The White House Summit on African American Educational Excellence comes to Harris-Stowe MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Admits Its Largest In-Coming Class in History!
Harris-Stowe State University Admits Its Largest In-Coming Class in History! MORE>>
Alliance of Missouri Institutions of Higher Learning Aim to Double Minority STEM Degree Attainment through $5 Million National Science Foundation LSAMP Grant
Harris-Stowe Leads Coalition of Missouri Universities in Effort to Double Minority STEM Graduates MORE>>
Dr. Betty Porter Walls Named Harris-Stowe State University Educator of the Year
October 14, 2016  – Harris-Stowe State University is proud to announce that Dr. Betty Porter Walls, Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Harris-Stowe has been named Educator of the Year. A native of St. Louis, Walls is a career educator – professor, administrator and teacher.  She has successful experience at all levels of education: elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate.  

As a graduate of Harris-Stowe, Dr. Walls was also named a Distinguished Alumna this year.  Dr. Walls holds graduate degrees from Webster University and Saint Louis University.

In her previous position, she was assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) within the Department of Education at the University of Missouri – Columbia, after years as a public school administrator and teacher.  Her teaching and research specializations are in the areas of literacy, diversity and social justice, leadership development - particularly for urban schools, curriculum and instruction, organizational management and group dynamics. 

“I believe that education is a civil right and that every student must have qualified classroom teachers and school administrators to achieve at the highest levels possible,” Dr. Walls said.

Dr. Walls is a noted consultant and professional development presenter for schools and educational organizations including the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), Missouri’s Early Learning and Write to Learn Conferences, International Literacy/Reading Association, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), International Education Consortium and National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE).  

Dr. Walls is a recipient of several honors and awards including “Outstanding Literacy Instructor,” by the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association, “High Flyer Award,” from University of Missouri – Columbia, “People Making a World of Difference” from the B’Nai B’rith, “Salute to Excellence in Education Award” from the St. Louis American newspaper and MoSTAR (Star Educator) from Missourians for Students at Risk.  

Dr. Walls is a member and campus counselor of Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Educational Society.  As a board member of the state and local councils of the International Literacy/Reading Association.  Dr. Walls served as the local arrangements chairperson for the 2015 convention in St. Louis.  She is also a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Alliance of Black School Educators (MSLABSE).

Dr. Walls’ volunteer activities include working with Community Women against Hardship (CWAH) and she is a member of the public service sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

MLK Calendar of Events for 2017
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Ron Isley Announces Initiative to Send Students to Harris-Stowe State University
Ron Isley, Grammy Award Winner, producer and lead singer of The Isley Brothers is pleased to launch the Ron Isley Initiative that will send students to Harris-Stowe State University. In honor of his accomplishments and passion for the St. Louis community, Isley will use his gift to provide a legacy for generations to come. MORE>>
Wells Fargo Finance Education Center Opens At Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University unveiled the Wells Fargo Finance Education Center, a state-of-the-art trading room that will expand the rigor of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business and give students exposure to a number of careers within the financial services industry. MORE>>
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