Volume III - Issue 2 | October 2017
Identity Leadership Nine-Step Process
Entering into this academic year, Coppin State University is focused on progress with our shared vision and stated goals. A top goal for us involves improving the student experience and supporting learning outcomes both inside and outside the classroom. In support of that goal, and with the backing of nationally known author and speaker Stedman Graham and Kaiser Permanente, we are preparing to launch an Identity Leadership Nine-Step Success Process. Our program will be called Eagle–I, standing for our Eagle Identity Leadership series. Eagle-I takes the approach that individuals hold the key to their own success. We have been in the planning stage for a few months, and are excited to be offering this self-actualization experience to our students with a kick-off event that will take place on October 13.

Fall 2017 Talon Magazine
Juan Dixon cover

The fall 2017 issue of the Talon magazine is ready for your enjoyment. I am particularly excited about the edition as it gives me an opportunity to share more about our vision for moving the University forward. You can see how we've married the University's mission with its key assets and areas of expertise that distinguish Coppin State and its graduates from others. We also highlight our new men's basketball Head Coach Juan Dixon, as well as other faculty, administrators, and staff that are committed to continuous improvement and excellence. Please view the issue online at Coppin.edu/talon.
Pathways to Professions
With the overarching goal of inclusive excellence, Coppin State University has been moving forward in our implementation of the Pathways to Professions (P2P) initiative. We began P2P after winning a $3.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant. Efforts range from dual enrollment and workforce development to competency-based Micro-credentials and Micro-degrees across levels of schooling and stages of professional life. Last week we unveiled Micro-credentials for Teaching Effectiveness at a P2P Leadership Academy conference, culminating a year of planning under the TQP grant. Six competency-based credentials are now available and will be piloted at Coppin and partnering institutions of higher education this fall. Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, Dr. Yi Huang, leads the P2P initiative at CSU.
Coppin State continues to be recognized among the best public universities in the country. We were recently ranked as one of the best value historically black graduate schools. The ranking by Best Value Schools considered quality of course curriculum as it relates to the job market, accolades, faculty expertise, affordability, and return-on-investment.
Student Mentorship
Coppin State University’s Connecting Ladies Across Campus (CLAC) is a mentoring program connecting undergraduate female students with experienced faculty or staff mentors who support the CSU student in making ethical decisions in life that will lead to a successful future. CLAC annually kicks off with a “Speed Connection” meeting, where CSU students are matched with mentors. The objective of CLAC is to address the personal and pre-professional needs of CSU students with a focus on four life factors – faith, family, fitness and finance. To learn more, and to support CLAC, visit Coppin.edu.

CSU's Center for Counseling Services has partnered with the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) for the #IWillListen campaign. Statistically, 75% of all cases of mental illness begin before age 24 and one in five Americans are impacted by mental illness. On Thursday, October 5, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, NAMI and the CSU chapter of Active Minds will host an In Our Voice Presentation on CSU's campus.
Student Highlight 
Coppin State Cross Country runner  Tatiana Ogundeko has been recognized as a top performer for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) for the 4th consecutive week. Last weekend, she finished seventh in the Cappy Anderson Invitational hosted by Maryland Eastern Shore with a time of 19:39.90. The goal oriented sophomore has finished in the top ten of every cross country competition this season. Ogundeko is a Sports Management major whose career goals include becoming an athletic trainer. 
Other Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 6
Educator's Day at Coppin
For Professional Educators and Administrators

October 12
Development Foundation Board Meeting
Corporate Partners Luncheon
October 13
Midnight Mayhem's
All-Star Night Edition

September 29- October 9
Coppin Repertory Theater presents Suspects In America

October 14
Foundation Merit
Scholarship Brunch

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Coppin State University is an urban, comprehensive, and Historically Black Institution. Building on a legacy of excellence in teacher preparation in the metropolitan community, the university offers quality undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, liberal arts, health professions, and STEM-related disciplines