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Jacque Slater
Professor, Rust College

Location: Jacksonville, FL United States
Birthday: Mar 8th
Joined: Jan 8th, 2015
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Jacque Slater - Rust College professor since 2005. BA in English (Tougaloo College); BPS in Paralegal Studies (University of Memphis); MA in English (University of Memphis); MS in Mass Communications w/Public Relations emphasis (Jackson State University); TEFL certification (University of West Bohemia); MA in Integrated Marketing Communications (University of Mississippi).

Research interests include Naming practices of African - Americans, Female Sexuality

Social Action concerns/address: Domestic Violence Prevention

Currently working on marketing projects to re-brand the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Travel Therapy program for Domestic Violence victims.

Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.(26 years active)

From Jackson, MS, currently lives in Olive Branch, MS. I have traveled to at least 20 states (lived in about 5) and West Africa (2 countries), Italy, Czech Republic, Bahamas, and the United Kingdom


WORKSHOPS/PERFORMANCES/PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS:
Fall 2013: Rust College – “Online Learning”; Academic Affairs Faculty Meeting (presenter)
Summer 2013: Rust College - “The Legendary Beah”; Summer Dinner Theater Directed by John A. House (actress – one woman show)
Spring 2013: Rust College – “How I Use Blackboard: suggestions and hints”; Academic Affairs Workshop (presenter)
Spring 2013: Rust College – Internship Fair/Workshop (coordinated students’ preparation and attendance)
Spring 2011: Rust College – “Networking, It’s Never too Late”; Student Support Services Life Skills Workshop Series (presenter)
Spring 2011: Rust College – “Vaudeville in the Doxey” – Theater and English Departments (coordinated, directed, performed)
Fall 2009: Rust College – Campus Poetry Reading – Humanities Division (coordinated)
Spring 2008: Rust College – Wrote and co-directed a staged adaptation of Richard Wright’s “Bright and Morning Star”.
Summer 2006: Study Abroad – West Africa (taught independent study course of African American literature; conducted research study regarding verbal indirectness)
Spring 2006: “The Bearcatz’ Connection” Vol 4, No 1 – Rust College literary journal. Submissions: “Egyptian Search” and “Sycadelic Sistah” (poetry).
Spring 2006: Presenter during the National African American Student Leadership conference (Rust College; Holly Springs, Mississippi) – “Have African Americans Overcome Their Own Oppression”.
Fall 2004/Spring 2005: Assisted River City Fiction editor – reading submitted fiction stories
Spring 2005: Reader with Dr. Reginald Martin during semester’s MFA Graduate Student Readings.
Spring 2004: Fiction Workshop with Frederick Busch, University of Memphis, selected submission – “Untitled”
Spring 2004: Selected Reader for Banned Books presentation, McWherter Library, University of Memphis (Margaret Atwood – Handmaid’s Tale)
Spring 2004: Mock Lecture presentation during Minority Student Recruitment Day, University of Memphis
Spring 2004: Presentation of “Importance of Argumentation for ENGL 1010 / 1020 / 2201 / 2202” for TA workshop, University of Memphis
Spring 2003: Assisted with organization and presentation of “Community Learning conference, University of Memphis
Fall 2002: Organized forum regarding “Roe v Wade – Contemporary Affect” for pre-law and pre-health students, University of Memphis
Spring 1994: Presentation of Time Management Skills workshop for annual SACRAO and MACRAO conferences
NON-ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
 Rust College Debate Team Coach (Fall 2005 – Spring 2008)
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Campus Advisor (Spring 2006 – Fall 2009)
 Pre-Law Students Society Campus Advisor (Fall 2005 – Spring 2007)
 Retention Representative – Humanities Division (Fall 2009 – current)
 Student Default Management Committee – Humanities Division Representative (Fall 2011 – current)
 Academic Council – Humanities Faculty Representative (Fall 2008 – Spring 2012)
 Athletic Council Committee – member and academic advisor to athletes (Fall 2009 current)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
 Olive Branch Youth Football/Cheer League: Board Member, Cheer Age Group Commissioner, 11/12 Cheer Coach (2004-2012)
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc: Executive Board Member (Memphis Alumnae – Recording Secretary; Charter Member and 1st Vice President – Desoto County Alumnae)
 City of Olive Branch (Parks & Recreation): 10U Softball Coach (2008 -2009)
 ACT Workshops: Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae (2006 - current)
Cummings Street Church: Children’s Ministry (12+ year old transitions group leader; 2008 - 2012)
Current Whereabouts:
Completing my final course (Campaign - Capstone course) for the Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications; trying to update/complete some of my creative writing.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
Becoming an executive director in Public Relations.
Education   (request update)
Tougaloo College class of 1990
Undergrad Major: English
Campus Organization:
Delta Sigma Theta
Most Memorable Moment:
Darnell Mc and the crew playing music on the yard - speakers were put on the porch outside Beard Hall.
Jackson State University, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi class of
Grad Major:
High School: St. Joseph High School in Jackson, MS class of 1985
 
Experience
I currently work with Rust College as Professor
I have 20 years of experience working in the Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration industry.
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