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Where Tomorrows Leaders are Students Today

Campus NewsBriefs
A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College
Vol. 42, No. 3 August 27, 2012

Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation Partnering to Raise $150,000 for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Supporters encouraged to quote, show their school pride by voting and earn their school a $50,000 donation for scholarships

Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are asking alumni, students and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country to do their part to raise scholarship funds as part of the fourth annual Allstate Quotes for Education program. For every person who receives an insurance quote from an Allstate agent and mentions Quotes for Education between August 1 and December 31, 2012, Allstate will donate $10, up to a total donation of $150,000. The funds will be donated to the Tom Joyner Foundation and earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending HBCUs. For the first time ever, participants in this program will also have a chance to vote for the HBCU of their choice to receive a separate $50,000 donation for scholarships specifically at that school. To participate in the Quotes for Education program, HBCU supporters should visit to find a nearby participating agent or receive a quote online, or call 855-REP-HBCU at any time to receive a quote from an Allstate representative. Supporters can also join and follow the conversation on Twitter via the hashtag #RepHBCU to encourage the participation of friends and family.

Vote via the Rust College Twitter page (@Rust_College) and Facebook page!

Help Rust College win $50,000 in scholarship funds! To Vote: Visit Scroll down under Vote for Your School and choose RUST COLLEGE! You can vote everyday!

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Senior Receives Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship

Ms. Linda Lester of Holly Springs, Mississippi (Marshall County), has been selected to receive the Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship to aid in the completion of her senior year at Rust College. Ms. Lester is majoring in Business Administration, and currently holds a grade point average of 3.42 on a 4.00 scale. She will receive $2,500 during the course of the 2012-2013 academic year. The Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship is awarded each year to a student majoring in Business Administration, preferably with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Management.
Linda L. Lester Mississippi Land Bank Scholarship Recipient

Alumnus Joins Kentucky State University

Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters (Rust Class of 1998) was recently named vice president for Student Success and Enrollment Management at Kentucky State University. Esters previously was vice president for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Office for Access and the Advancement of Public Black Universities (APLU). He is a summa cum laude graduate of Rust College, and earned a masters from Jackson State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Morgan State University. As vice president of Student Success and Enrollment Management, Esters will lead a new initiative at Kentucky State aimed at coordinating the universitys efforts to better support students who are largely low-income, first-generation, and who require one or more remedial courses when they enroll.
Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters, 98

Esters told Diverse Magazine that the move, represents a wonderful opportunity for me to put the things for which I have advocated for here at APLU into action on a local campus; important things like providing access for low-income students and more effectively supporting those students to enhance retention and graduation rates at Kentucky State.
(Source: Diverse Education)

All vehicles must be registered by September 14, 2012

Vehicles without a parking permit will not be allowed on campus after 6:00 p.m. Parking stickers are available in the Development Office (1st floor of Administration building) Faculty and staff decals: Student decals: $10.00 $5.00

All faculty, staff and students operating vehicles on campus (including residence halls) are required to purchase parking stickers.


Scholarship Opportunities
Michael Jackson and Rhythm Nation Scholarships For students in Visual and Performing Arts
Superstars Michael and Janet Jackson created the Michael Jackson and Rhythm Nation Scholarship for UNCF students majoring in Visual/Performing Arts (music, vocal performance, theatre), English and Communication. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum of grade point average of 3.0. Application deadline: November 16, 2012 Apply online at

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$1,250.00 Cash Scholarship

NOTICE: NO APPLICATION FEE REQUIRED. Submission dates have changed and an important change has been made to this scholarship in order to make it simpler and easier to apply for. You no longer have to answer a question so just read and follow instructions to be considered. Cash Scholarship is proud to renew up to four 1,250.00 2012 Awards. ANY student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university may apply. Also, up to the first 15 applicants of each deadline month (see below) will receive one free product of their choice from the DegreedUP store shipped via regular mail. Contact your schools scholarship office and request an application or apply online at html you may download the scholarship application there as well. POSTMARKED DEADLINES: Aug. 27th, 2012, Sept. 27th, 2012, Oct. 27th, 2012, Nov. 27th, 2012, Dec. 27th, 2012, Jan. 27th, 2013, Feb. 27th, 2013, March 27th 2013, April 27th, 2013, May 27th 2013, June 27th 2013, July 27th, 2013. $1,000 Scholarship, which promotes getting an education, has just announced scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. There is no purchase necessary to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship aims to help African American students. Any African American student that attends a university, community college, or even a technical/trade college may apply for the scholarship. Also, up to the first 10 applicants of each deadline month will receive one free product of their choice from Educated Blacks No More Excuses Page. Prospective student applicants can visit to be considered.

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Catfish Corner
(formerly S&H Barbeque and Grill)
540 Highway 7 North Holly Springs, Mississippi 662-252-5000

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Emergency notifications for students, faculty and staff will be handled by mass email, Channel 19, WURC 88.1 FM, RC-TV 2, and campus loud speakers. If you would like to receive emergency notifications by text message, please submit your cell phone number to Mrs. Carolyn Hymon, Dean of Students. The numbers will be used for emergencies ONLY and will not be distributed.

Emergency Numbers: Security office: 662-252-8090 Security guard on duty: 662-216-3429

Fashion is Undefined So Whats Your Style?

Tuesday: 50 wing night (4:007:00 p.m.) ***DINE-IN ONLY*** Wednesday: COLLEGE NIGHT! (4:007:00 p.m.) Students & faculty receive 5% off order with college ID Thursday: All You Can Eat CATFISH$10.99 (4:007:00 p.m.) ***DINE-IN ONLY*** Friday: Chitterlings plate $9.99

Interest meeting for EBONE FASHION CLUB (for old and new members) Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:00 p.m. Doxey Auditorium
Our Condolences

Lunch Specials 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.$5.99 (meat, fries, 2 oz. coleslaw)

To the family of Mr. Harold Moncrief , whose father, Mr. Chavez Moncrief, was funeralized Tuesday, August 21 in Columbus, Ohio.

The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
Dr. David L. Beckley, 67, President Dr. Ishmell Edwards, 71, Vice President for College Relations

Ms. Adrienne Phillips, Public Relations Specialist

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