Bowie State University’s efforts to explore new ways to provide students and faculty with more opportunities for international experience and study were encouraged by President Mickey L. Burnim’s recent visit to China. By opening the door for students to study internationally in places like China, the university hopes to offer students a broader and richer educational experience.
Burnim traveled to Beijing last month with representatives from the American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to participate in the 2011 China Annual Conference for International Education hosted by the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and to meet with other higher education leaders.
How quickly can a place like Dulles Airport be evacuated in an emergency without putting people in danger? That’s the question students at Bowie State University are working to answer using a new virtual reality laboratory and advanced 3-D equipment to simulate emergency evacuation scenarios.
Backed by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, students and faculty in the Computer Science Department have created ‘virtual’ environments to evaluate emergency evacuation procedures for sites like airports, airplanes and large buildings. Sophisticated equipment enables them to evaluate the impact of crowd behavior, time and signage during the evacuation.
Instead of a transit-oriented complex of offices, stores and housing on 200 acres near the Bowie MARC station, the site could be developed with businesses that complement Bowie State University programs, say visiting planners.
“MARC wouldn’t be the driver, “ said Prince George’s County Councilwoman Ingrid Turner (D-Dist. 4) of Bowie. “The university would be the driver.”
The two visions are being considered as possible ways to develop a large county-owned site that borders the MARC railway line and Bowie State University off Route 197.
Late-game penalties killed Bowie State’s hopes for a comeback as the Chowan University Hawks from Murfreesboro, NC, edged the Bulldogs, 38-35, with a 31-yard field goal as time ran out at the Bowie stadium.
The kick by Ryan Murphy came with seven seconds left and marked the season finale for both teams. Chowan ended the season at 3-7 overall (2-5 vs. Central Interscholastic Athletics Association (CIAA)) and Bowie State wrapped up the year with a 4-6 overall record (3-4 vs. CIAA).
The Bowie State University football team fell into an early 10-point hole and never recovered in a 38-17 loss on Saturday against Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Bowie State (4-5) held Shepherd (7-2) to just 202 yards of total offense, including 46 yards passing. But the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks combined to throw five interceptions, three by Tyrae Reid and two by Dominique Budd.
In a defensive battle the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Elizabeth City State University Vikings held on for a 23-12 victory over the visiting Bowie State University Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Roebuck Stadium.
The win officially punches a ticket to the 2011 CIAA Championship game in Durham, NC on November 12th for the Vikings who will face Winston-Salem State University at 1:00pm at Durham County Stadium. The two teams faced off on September 3rd in Elizabeth City where the Rams (8-0) came away with a 22-17 victory. ECSU has won six straight since their loss to Winston-Salem.
Senior Tariq Jones rushed for a career-high 171 yard on 33 carries to help lead Bowie State to a 22-10 road win at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and improved the BSU record to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the CIAA.
Jones scored the games’ first six points on the opening possession, rushing in from seven-yards and senior Michael Gagne added the extra point, giving Bowie State an early 7-0 lead at the 9:52 mark of the opening period.
The Division II Bulletin released its monthly (October/November) newsletter and the Bowie State University men’s basketball team is ranked 8th in the Division II Preseason Poll.
Coming off its first Division II national championship, Bellarmine College is the No. 1 team in the 2011 Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25 ranking. Rounding out the top five are Alabama-Huntsville, BYU-Hawaii, Missouri Southern and Findlay.
The following is an excerpt released by Bowie State University in response to the Thursday evening murder of student Dominique Frazier on campus.
Bowie State University is saddened by the tragic death of a student who was fatally stabbed in an altercation with another student in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC)at about 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The university is fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by Maryland State Police who report that a suspect is in custody.
Bowie State administration, faculty, staff and students offer deepest condolences to the family of the victim Dominique T. Frazier, 18, a resident in CMRC from Washington, D.C. This kind of senseless violence is difficult to understand.
We understand from police that there is no apparent ongoing threat to the campus community and it is safe for students and employees. Bowie State University Police were the first to respond to the scene and are assisting in the investigation.
The entire university community is distressed that this type of violence has occurred within our midst. Classes have been cancelled for Friday, Sept. 16 and a community gathering for consolation and support has been scheduled for 12 noon in the Leonidas James Physical Education Complex. Commuter students are encouraged to come to campus to participate in this time of collective comfort and reflection.
Counselors from the University Counseling Center are on hand to assist any students or staff in need of support as the campus begins to deal with this tragic loss.
Some students who reside in Christa McAuliffe have been temporarily displaced due to the investigation and the university has arranged to accommodate them in other space on campus.
One student is dead and another is in police custody as Maryland State Police continue the investigation into a fatal stabbing that occurred last night at Bowie State University.
The victim is identified as Dominique T. Frazier, 18, who was a student at Bowie State University and resided on campus. She was from Washington, D.C.
The suspect is in Maryland State Police custody, but will not be identified until charges are filed against her. She is a 19-year-old student at Bowie State University and was a roommate of the deceased. She is from District Heights, Md.
Police have confirmed that this incident was isolated to one residential apartment on campus and the situation is contained. The campus of Bowie State University is safe and there is no continuing threat.
A woman was found fatally stabbed Thursday night on the Bowie State University campus, Prince George’s County authorities said.
County police responded to a report of a cutting in the 14000 block of Jericho Park Road and found the victim about 8 p.m., officials said. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, authorities said.
The Bulldogs rolled up 473 yards in total offense and cruised to a 31-14 victory for Bowie State over the visiting Tigers of Benedict College. This was a designated conference game for Bowie State and improved the Bulldogs overall record to 2-0 (1-0 CIAA).
Junior Kevin James scored the first points of the afternoon for Bowie State, hauling in a 33 pass from senior Clifton Budd at the 5:33 mark of the opening period. Senior Michael Gagne added the extra point for a 7-0 Bulldogs lead.
Gagne made the score 10-0 Bowie State with 5:39 left in the first half after drilling a 24-yard field goal. Bowie State kept Benedict College in check the first half, holding the Tigers to just 81 yards in total offense while managing 213 total first half yards themselves.
The Washington Redskins are considering Bowie State University for its new year-round training facility, but District and Virginia officials are weighing offers, too.
Prince George’s County officials are finalizing an offer using the college site following a three-month feasibility study. The Redskins declined comment, but sources close to talks say county leaders believe a deal can be struck before year’s end, and the team relocated by 2013.
The Bowie State University Bulldogs (1-0) opened the 2011 football season with an impressive 28-7 non-conference road contest at Assumption College (0-1).
In terms of team stats, Assumption’s Greyhounds accumulated 202 yards of total offense (101 passing), compared to 344 total yards (228 passing) for Bowie State’s Bulldogs. Bowie State played well on defense, sacking Assumption’s quarterbacks four times.
“This was an impressive win and a good way to start a season”, said a jubilant Bowie State third-year head coach Damon Wilson.