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How did your Advisement go? We'd love know -- please complete our survey here.

When does advisement start? UPDATED plus other questions!

When does advisement start?

Advisement begins MONDAY, MARCH 29, and lasts until APRIL 9, 2021.

What should I do to get advised?

Email/Phone your adviser your transcript, your filled out course request form and set up a time for advisement.

Where can I find my course request form?

http://docs.hamptonu.edu/student/Course_Request_Form_20210120152849.pdf

What if I think I'm going to graduate soon? If you are a rising senior on track to graduate in May 2022, read this http://registrar.hamptonu.edu/graduation.cfm

Fill out the graduation application here https://www.hamptonu.edu/docs/student/20200519115733-12927-graduation_application-_updated_5-18-20.pdf

Students who previously applied for graduation but did not graduate and are applying for a different date must fill out a graduation update form located here:

http://docs.hamptonu.edu/student/Graduation_Update_Form_20210201165151.pdf

Email it to your adviser as well so you can discuss this as well during this preregistration meeting.

As a reminder, ALL STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR GRADUATION A YEAR IN ADVANCE.

What do I do next?

Show up for your meeting on time. Your adviser will talk about any adjustments for your course request form. Make certain you have discussed your graduation paperwork if you are planning to graduate soon. Your adviser will send the graduation application to the registrar.

What happens next?

You will sign your finalized course request forms. At the end of the session, you will receive your registration pin. You must then go to HUNet and register for classes. Then you must send your adviser the schedule you have signed up for.

What happens if a class is full or isn't offered this semester?

If a class isn't offered or it's full, Then you would return to your adviser for additional advisment to select an alternate class. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CLASSES THAT ARE NOT APPROVED BY YOUR ADVISER.

What happens if I am scheduled to graduate in December and I can't get into a class?

Students who are scheduled to graduate in December can be added to full classes. This process also goes through the adviser. All other students must wait to take the class next semester.

Who is my adviser?

Please copy and paste this list somewhere you can find it again next semester.

Dibari

Sophomores K-O

Seniors P-Z

Ford

Freshmen A-J

Sophomores A-J

Heffron

Freshmen K-O

Maier

Seniors K-0

Minors/Areas of Emphasis

Moore

Juniors P-Z

Reynolds

Freshmen P-Z

Sophomores P-Z

Waltz

Juniors A-J

Seniors A-J

Woodard

Juniors K-O

SEE DATES: WHEN IS FALL 2021 PREREGISTRATION/ADVISEMENT?

When does advisement start?

Advisement begins MONDAY, MARCH 29, and lasts until APRIL 9, 2021.

What should I do to get advised?

Email/Phone your adviser your transcript, your filled out course request form and set up a time for advisement.

Where can I find my course request form?

http://docs.hamptonu.edu/student/Course_Request_Form_20210120152849.pdf

What if I think I'm going to graduate soon? If you are a rising senior on track to graduate in May 22, read this http://registrar.hamptonu.edu/graduation.cfm

Fill out the graduation application here https://www.hamptonu.edu/docs/student/20200519115733-12927-graduation_application-_updated_5-18-20.pdf

Students who previously applied for graduation but did not graduate and are applying for a different date must fill out a graduation update form located here http://docs.hamptonu.edu/student/Graduation_Update_Form_20210201165151.pdf

Email it to your adviser as well so you can discuss this as well during this preregistration meeting.

As a reminder, ALL STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR GRADUATION A YEAR IN ADVANCE.

What do I do next?

Show up for your meeting on time. Your adviser will talk about any adjustments for your course request form. Make certain you have discussed your graduation paperwork if you are planning to graduate soon. Your adviser will send the graduation application to the registrar.

What happens next?

You will sign your finalized course request forms. At the end of the session, you will receive your registration pin. You must then go to HUNet and register for classes. Then you must send your adviser the schedule you have signed up for.

What happens if a class is full or isn't offered this semester?

If a class isn't offered or it's full, then you would return to your adviser for additional advisement to select an alternate class. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CLASSES THAT ARE NOT APPROVED BY YOUR ADVISER.

What happens if I am scheduled to graduate in December and I can't get into a class?

Students who are scheduled to graduate in December can be added to full classes. This process also goes through the adviser. All other students must wait to take the class next semester.

Who is my adviser?

Please copy and paste this list somewhere you can find it again next semester.

Dibari:

Sophomores K-O

Seniors P-Z

Ford:

Freshmen A-J

Sophomores A-J

Heffron:

Freshmen K-O

Maier:

Seniors K-0

Minors/Areas of Emphasis

Moore:

Juniors P-Z

Reynolds:

Freshmen P-Z

Sophomores P-Z

Waltz:

Juniors A-J

Seniors A-J

Woodard:

Juniors K-O

In anticipation of pre-registration: Who's my adviser?

Thinking about what classes to take in the fall but not certain who your adviser is?

Here's the list for you! Get their contact info on our site at http://shsjc.hamptonu.edu/facstaff/index.cfm

Dibari

Sophomores, K-O

Seniors, P-Z

Ford

Freshmen, A-J

Sophomores, A-J

Heffron

Freshmen, K-O

Maier

Seniors, K-O

Moore

Juniors, P-Z

Reynolds

Freshmen, P-Z

Waltz

Juniors, A-J

Seniors, A-J

Woodard

Juniors, K-O

NEW COURSE: JAC452 International Journalism and Communications with Professor Julia Wilson

NEW COURSE: JAC452 International Journalism and Communications with Professor Julia Wilson

Student Organizations -- Who to Contact

Student Organizations

Student organizations expand students' horizons and connect them to the professional worlds. Our students are members of several organizations, including:

Brand757 – KEISHA REYNOLDS

The Scripps Howard School has a long-standing reputation for quality education and innovation. BRAND757 is the first for-profit, student-run public relations and brand agency serving the Hampton Roads community. This latest initiative for public relations and strategic communication students also meets that high bar. Follow us on Twitter.

The Business Journalism Club – BUTCH MAIER

This newly created club – aka "The Biz Journey" – This club exists to expand the reach of the JAC 451 Business Journalism course, introduce students to professional business journalists, and provide opportunities for students to publish and record business journalism stories online, in print, on television and on radio.

JAC Magazine – MICHAEL DIBARI

This publication was created to bring attention to the school. Written and photographed by alumni and current students, its stories and articles highlight the events, accomplishments and experiences of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The Hampton Script – BUTCH MAIER & DELACRUZ (ENGLISH)

The university's student-run newspaper is published every two weeks during each semester. It provides opportunities for students to practice professional journalism – in print and online – by working as reporters, editors and photographer. The newspaper is distributed on campus.

Kappa Tau Alpha: LYNN WALTZ

Founded in 1910 at the University of Missouri, this is the national honor society in journalism and mass communication. The Hampton University Chapter was chartered in 1981. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and good character among students. Membership is restricted to junior and seniors who rank in the upper 10 percent of their class.

National Association of Black Journalists: JAMES FORD

This is the leading organization of African-American journalists and communications professionals. Our students participate in special NABJ programs through a partnership funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Public Relations Society of America: KEISHA REYNOLDS

In 2001, a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was approved by the national organization of public relations professionals. It was the culmination of two years' work by a team of public relations students and their professor, Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck. The PRSSA charter chapter provides our public relations students with exciting opportunities for internships, conferences, competitions and networking.

WHOV-FM – JAY LANG

The non-commercial, educational station is owned and operated by Hampton University. It serves as a practicum for students who participate in radio broadcasting. Of equal importance is its mission to promote the total educational program of the university. Beyond the confines of the college, the station must fulfill its obligation to "operate in the public interest, convenience and/or necessity" as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission.

WHOV-TV – PETER DENNANT

This television station of student-run programming for the campus provides a forum for students to experience the requirements of producing a newscast – on air and behind the scenes – for class credit.

Hampton University SGA hosts second annual student-led town hall

By Allyson Edge | Hampton Script Staff Writer

The Hampton University Student Government Association on Feb. 29 hosted its second annual student-led town hall in the Student Center Ballroom.

Specifically, the event was led by the student body president, vice president, student representative to the Board of Trustees and each class president. The idea of the student-led town hall serves as an open dialogue between SGA and the students whom they represent.

Throughout the event, students had the opportunity to come up to the microphone and pose inquiries or make suggestions. Members of the student government requested that students in the audience be transparent and utilize this platform to communicate in a respectful manner. Some of the concerns raised by students included: fire safety within certain buildings; student parking, specifically in the lots in between White and Holmes Hall; 24-hour co-ed study areas; adequate resident assistant compensation; gourmet bucks increase; and modernization of the business professional dress code, especially for women. Students also proposed making a printer available in each resident hall and having dorm fees applied to printer supplies.

For more on this story, visit Hampton Script.

Student Entrepreneurs Balance Life and School

By Jada Middleton

Being a student working towards a degree while also starting a business is challenging. Students must manage their time and money wisely in order to graduate and keep their business afloat.

At Hampton University, dozens manage to do just that.

"The biggest struggles students face is time management, recognizing that not all money is good money, and that sometimes the best business decision is to turn down an opportunity, especially if someone isn't going to value your work or your time," said Dr. Travell Travis, who teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

Some student entepreneurs plan their days hour by hour while others struggle to find the perfect balance.

Sophomore Sierra Gibson has been a makeup artist since high school. She won best makeup artist at The Beauty Bash Experience, where students who do hair and makeup show off their work. Gibson has a strict self-imposed schedule including when she goes to bed and when she wakes up. She credits that with everything she accomplishes in between.

Events like The Beauty Bash Experience help bring attention to entrepreneurs, especially for students who are trying to run a business without the benefit of majoring in business.

There are different avenues to success. Some do it without any education or background knowledge, while others take classes or major in business.

Ebonee Anderson, a senior MBA major, started her business over a year ago making natural face and body scrubs. She calls it "Ebonee Essentials." She had to temporarily suspend operations because she didn't have enough time for school.

"I wasn't able to find time to do my school work and have time for my business. I felt like I was constantly going and never got a break for myself," Anderson said. "I had an idea and felt like I needed to act on it but never thought about how much time and work was needed. In August, I plan to have my business going because I enjoyed what I was doing."

Anderson said the head of the entrepreneur department, Dr. Oliver Jones, helped her find a clear path to tackling business and school.

Jones helps students become successful entrepreneurs while completing his own projects. His first project was in Jamaica in 1988.

"Students are able to travel with me when I have important conferences, so they're able to see how being an entrepreneur really is. I explain to them how I have multiple businesses and still find time to be a professor," said Jones. "I love to see them grow from the beginning because it's a risk they're taking to better themselves."

Jones teaches Financing New Business Ventures, which allows students to start their businesses with the ideas they have. Students learn to write business plans, pitches and most importantly get one-on-one time with Jones to talk about their businesses.

When pitching an idea, students must make sure investors and others see the potential. Business pitches include a very detailed plan. It include: the targets of the market size and growth projections, a business model showing costs, pricing and margins, team skills depth, domain experience, and track record, intellectual property and sustainable competitive advantage, customized marketing strategy and realistic sales plans, five-year financial projections of revenue and expenses, specific investment size request and equity offered, and discussion of likely liquidity events and exit strategy.

"I offer to take students to Richmond to register their business because I know things can get confusing when it comes to the legal aspect," Jones said. "I feel proud when I help my students with their business because some of the students go through a lot and start discouraging themselves, so I'm here to lift them up."

Travis, who teaches Intro to Entrepreneurship teaches students how to write business plans. When he's not teaching, he's preaching at City of Refuge in Richmond, Virginia and working on his new book "Don't Eat the Baby."

"If you don't have a business plan, you don't have a business," Travis said.

A business plan includes projected earnings in the first five years, who might invest, the location, type of business, and descriptions of the service or product.

But even with a business plan, things outside a student's control can bring everything crashing down.

Mia Foster, senior entrepreneurship major, is one of Jones' students. She started doing hair and traditional sew-ins during her freshmen year at Hampton and has expanded her business, AR Styles, to making wigs and selling hair. Mia had it all figured out in the beginning when she was just doing hair. Whenever she didn't have class, she would allow clients to schedule appointments with her and she has always kept up with the latest trends in the hair industry, which increased her clientele.

"Everything was going good. I don't have to worry about school finances because my business helps me," Foster said. "Unfortunately, my house caught fire two months ago putting me in the worst situation. I had to move back home in Norfolk and commute back and forth with my clients all over Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk."

Two months after her house catching fire, Mia was offered a booth in a salon so she could continue with her business. This opportunity made things easier for her clients and allowed her to raise her prices because she's in a shop with more opportunities. Being in the shop means more people can see Foster's work. There are other clients who get their hair done by other hairdressers but can still see the work she does.

"I wanted to give up after the fire happened, but I kept telling myself you've come so far, you have clients and people on your team counting on you, you can't give up like that. Luckily all my supplies were still in good condition, but I needed a break. I thought I had school under control, but I saw my dreams crumbling right before my eyes and that's when my grades started to change," said Foster.

Foster has been able to get everything back on track despite the challenges she encountered. School is almost over for her and she has reached a milestone in her business.

Travis, her professor, understands what it takes.

"It goes back to the focus driven balance, if they know how to get up early, stay up late, know how to do business on the weekend," he said. "Then, there are others who are basically flunking school because they're pursuing this dream that might not happen."

Time management is important, but managing finances is a also big deal because without money, or managing money efficiently a new business owner will run into problems.

"I wake up every day at 5 a.m. so I can get my day started. The night before I write down my plans and I just wake up and get going. School rarely gets in the way because events happen over the weekend or after classes end," said Gibson, the makeup artist.

Gibson's business requires a different schedule because she's busy when there is a big event going on like senior ball or a fashion show. Seeing how Gibson prepared the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha for their probate was professional and organized. Her morning routine is to ensure she has time to herself, which includes yoga and mediating. Her first client came at 10 a.m. and she had several more clients until 4 p.m. After doing make-up for 6 hours she was able to finish up her schoolwork and attend the probate.

"I don't stress a lot over my business and school because I feel like I have enough time in my day to get done everything that needs to get done. When you map out your day there's nothing you can't complete," Gibson said.

Gibson has her business up and going, but she runs into problems when it comes to finances.

"I don't save my money the way I should. When I put in work and get money, I feel the need to reward myself, which I realize is a bad decision after the fact. Living off campus I have extra expenses and sometimes I only make enough to cover those expense," said Gibson.

She has been working hard to expand her business on other campuses nearby so she can meet her financial goals.

"One thing I've learned since I started my business is patience and self-motivation," Gibson said. "Without patience I don't think people can get as much done because you're too busy panicking. Things happen, it's life, but you must learn to move on from those things and motivate yourself to be the best you can be."

A Painful Overcast on Legacy Park

By Sydney N. Shuler

The placement of a bronze George H. W. Bush statue in Legacy Park at Hampton University stirred up controversy with students, alumni and national leaders in the black community, some of whom said they were outraged by the inclusion of a figure known for encouraging fear using aggressive black stereotypes during his presidential campaign.

President William H. Harvey, a longtime friend of Bush, has defended the choice stating that Bush's policies directly benefited historically black colleges and universities and brought $40 million in scholarships, faculty research grants and other beneficial programs at Hampton.

"I found him to be an extraordinary man of love, values, principles, standards, honesty, compassion, loyalty, camaraderie, and character," Harvey wrote in a 2018 op-ed for The Daily Press in Newport News.

Some black leaders are outraged by the choice, one is even seeking a public rebuke while others are circulating a petition advocating for the removal of the statue.

Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., a black Democratic representative of the First District of Missouri, and his father William Lacy Clay, Sr., who also served in the GOP and helped found the Congressional Black Caucus, are commissioning the CBC to publicly oppose the new statue.

The backlash since the ribbon-cutting ceremony Hampton University's new Legacy Park, a waterfront garden featuring eleven statues of Hampton University supporters, has included current students and the alumni association.

Bush "is not one that you can hold up as someone who believed in equal justice for all,"Clay Sr. said in a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He steadfastly and vigorously opposed any specific proposal to ameliorate the inequitable, bigoted treatment of black citizens."

Clay Jr. believe Bush's appointment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in order to replace the Civil Rights champion, Thurgood Marshall, was harmful to the black community and went goes against equal rights representation, according to an article by Chuck Raasch in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

During the 1988 election against Michael Dukakis, Bush supporters created the Willie Horton attack ad. William R. Horton is a black American convicted felon in Massachusetts who was imprisoned while Dukakis was governor. Horton was a recipient of Dukakis' "weekend pass" policy. The harsh mugshot and dapper photos of George H.W. Bush and Dukakis, historians believe, played into the black stereotypes of criminal behavior that ignites fears in whites.

The Hampton University Alumni Association posted a petition protesting the George H.W. Bush statue to the HU Board of Trustees and to Dr. Harvey on change.org.

"It is an absolute embarrassment, that the institution that produced Booker T. Washington, Mary Jackson, Alberta King, and thousands of others that have stood on their shoulders," the petition reads, "that the Board of Trustees and ultimately the university's long-term president, William R. Harvey somehow found it morally acceptable to memorialize this man on our beautiful campus."

The petition recalls the on-campus protests following the announcement of Bush as the commencement speaker in 1991.

"It's no wonder why his visit to a Hampton University ... a historically BLACK university, was protested by the student body, faculty and staff resources collectively," the petition reads.

"He has some good things and some bad things as well," Edwards said. "His legacy should be remembered for being instrumental in getting the United Negro College Fund started. I don't think people know the history."

One of the good things that Edwards was referring to, as well as one of the reasons for honoring the 41st president is his significant involvement in propelling the UNCF to where it is today. After being recruited to lead UNCF fundraising drives at Yale University, Bush went on to become the UNCF chairman of Texas. He also donated partial proceeds from his autobiography to UNCF. While president, he signed Executive Order 12677, which created a Presidential Advisory Board on HBCUs, a group created to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by advising the president & U.S. Secretary of Education.

And, there were students who were torn between the good things Bush did for African Americans and the bad, like increasing funding for HBCUs while continuing the war on drugs which incarcerated Black Americans at an alarming rate.

Bush founded the Yale chapter of the UNCF and was a long time ambassador for HBCUs. He worked to improve the recruitment of graduate and undergraduate HBCU students for part-time and summer federal positions and increased HBCU funding.. HBCUs received a total of $776 million in 1989 and $894 million 1990, an increase of $118 million, right after his election.

Still, Edwards acknowledged the darker side of his legacy. "George Bush did not stop that War on Drugs, he kept it going," he said. Some current students spoke out to local news media about their opposition to the statues and said the administration should have explained the choice. Statues included Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Howard Taft, and several local figures important to the history or support of the university including founder Samuel Chapman Armstrong and President Harvey.

"Some of the statues were definitely deserving, but when you have someone like George H. W. Bush who was honorable, do not get me wrong, but as far as the other people up there and what they mean to the campus, I think that students and alumni deserve an explanation."

"First of all, I believe that the chief reason for [Legacy Park] is promotion of learning," Dr. Harvey said in an article by Brandi Howliet in The Hampton Script, "I want students to research these figures. Be thankful."

Va. BuzzKill anti-underage drinking campaign targets HU campus

By Stephanie Smith

Hampton University Homecoming season arrived along with instances of underage drinking that occurs during traditional festivities.

Kyla Wright, a residence hall assistant from Detroit, said, "I witness the effects and consequences of underage drinking, especially during this week. Whenever there's a big event happening at Hampton, students prepare themselves by binge drinking. Whether it's Holland [Hall] or a Harbors [off-campus apartments] party, students don't like to be sober.

"Actually, I see it more often than I feel I should and that's a problem."

A psychology major from New York said, "I see bigs serving their littles liquor all the time. It's regular." The student's name was withheld by this news site.

Situations like these potentially stop students from getting their degree. This is why the BuzzKill campaign has caused campus police departments to enforce a statement: serve under 21 and the party's over. Underage drinking and impaired driving are illegal in Virginia.

More than 1,800 college students die each year from unintentional alcohol-related injuries, say advocates from the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, which launched the Richmond-area BuzzKill Campaign in 2015. Funded by the DMV Highway Safety Grant, BuzzKill made its way to other campuses near Hampton Roads, including Hampton University. The reason: to highlight the personal, professional and legal consequences of underage drinking.

Many students who are caught intoxicated aren't aware of the consequences. They may face suspension or expulsion from the university. They could receive that Out-By-5 p.m. letter immediately. Sometimes the consequences of underage drinking don't come from authorities. Students may experience the worse consequence of them all – death.

On the eve of Hampton U.'s Homecoming weekend keep in mind the consequences of underage drinking. If under the age of 21, do not accept any alcoholic beverages or beverages you didn't prepare. During these festivities, keep your self-image and education in mind. Do not jeopardize your placement at Hampton.

To make others aware of the BuzzKill Campaign, post "pop-out" photos with the hashtag: #PARTYSAFEVA. Everyone be safe and enjoy the annual HU festivities!


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Here at Hampton University, the Buzzkill campaign has been spreading its message through posters, fliers, and picket signs that have been placed in front of the cafeteria and student center. Yet the message might not be getting across to the students living on and off campus.

"I have noticed all of the Buzzkill signs on my way to the cafeteria and class," said Alexander Franklin, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major from Atlanta, "But to be honest, it has been pretty far in the back of my mind."

Franklin isn't the only student that has not caught on to the message. Other students have walked by much of the campaign's propaganda without spreading news or looking for more information. But that does not mean all hope is lost.

"I have been seeing the posters all over campus and I think it's a great idea to let students know the consequences of distributing alcohol or even having it underage," said Maya McCombs of Maplewood, New Jersey, a second year strategic communications major.

Buzzkill is an Ohio-based program created by the Drug Free Action Alliance, educating college-aged students about the dangers of alcohol and the consequences of drinking as a minor or distributing it to minors. It is estimated that over 1,800 students between the ages of 18-24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries, and 696,000 students have been assaulted by someone who was under the influence of alcohol.

This fall the campaign has moved to local campuses, including Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Christopher Newport University, and Tidewater Community College, looking to spread its messages to our own community so that students know how to party safely or the possible consequences that can come to hosting parties.

Anyone can get involved by going online to the Drug Free Action Alliance website and filling out a registration and letter of agreement. There is also a $50 fee for membership and to receive materials such as posters, signs, window clings, and stickers. Information can also be found by searching #partysafeva on twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. – Joshua Waldrum

Both writers are students in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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