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  • Alcorn State University: It’s Poinsettia Time! Part II
    cactus like succulents and trees It is the number one potted flowering crop in the United States and sold during Christmas holidays It is also grown as a hanging basket and occasionally as a cut flower It is grown for it s large and striking bract clusters the center of which contain the small true flowers known as cyathia To care for this beautiful plant during the holiday season and beyond the suggested tips below could be helpful During Christmas care the factors to monitor carefully are light heat water and humidity Light Place your poinsettia near a sunny window South east or west facing windows are preferable to a north facing window Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide Heat To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible maintain a temperature of 65 75 degrees F during the day Dropping the temperature to about 60 degrees F at night will not hurt the plant However cold drafts or allowing the leaves to touch a cold window can injure the leaves and cause premature leaf drop If you ve ever seen a gangly poinsettia in bloom with only a couple of sad looking leaves hanging on it was probably exposed to temperatures that were too cool or extreme shifts in temperature Water Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch Water until it drains out the bottom but don t let the plant sit in water Wilting is another common cause of leaf drop A wilted plant can be revived and salvaged but it will take another season to improve its appearance Humidity Lack of humidity during dry seasons in particular winter is an ongoing houseplant problem If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is in direct light you will find yourself watering frequently possibly every day After Christmas Care January March Keep watering the poinsettia whenever the surface is dry April Starting April 1st gradually decrease water allowing them to get dry between watering Be careful the stem does not begin to shrivel This is a sign the plant is too stressed and is dying In a week or two when the plant has acclimated to this drying process move it to a cool spot like the basement or a heated garage You want to keep it at about 60 degrees F May In mid May cut the stems back to about 4 inches and repot in a slightly larger container with new potting soil Water it well Place the newly potted plant back into the brightest window you have and once again keep it at a temperature of 65 75 degrees F Continue watering whenever the surface of the soil feels dry Watch for new growth Once new growth appears begin fertilizing every two weeks with a complete fertilizer Follow fertilizer label recommendations June Move the poinsettia outside in the pot Keep it in a partially shaded location and maintain your watering and

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7339&ModuleId=18 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: Alcorn’s Center for Conservation Research to Distribute Free Muscadine Vine Cuttings to Farmers
    You can be proud to be an Alcornite Supporting Alcorn Annual Fund ASU Foundation Ways to Give Staff Scholarships Walk Run or Ride Summer Extravaganza Alumni A Resource for the Community We believe in reaching out beyond campus in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item Alcorn s Center for Conservation Research to Distribute Free Muscadine Vine Cuttings to Farmers Muscadnie vine cuttings prepared for distribution to farmers by the Center for Conservation Research at Alcorn Alcorn State University Center for Conservation Research will distribute over 10 000 free muscadine grape vine cuttings to farmers December 16 19 2015 from 1 p m to 3 p m on the parking lot of the Ecology and Natural Resources Building to the left of the security gate on the Lorman campus The two muscadine varieties that will be distributed Dixie and Summit are most highly adapted The Center has been evaluating the performance of these varieties for the last 20 years said Dr Girish Panicker the Center s director These cuttings are 4 to 5 feet long and can be planted right away on the main

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7337&ModuleId=18 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: It’s Poinsettia Time!
    Alcorn Annual Fund ASU Foundation Ways to Give Staff Scholarships Walk Run or Ride Summer Extravaganza Alumni A Resource for the Community We believe in reaching out beyond campus in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item It s Poinsettia Time One of hundreds of poinsettia s grown each year in the greenhouse of the Alcorn Experiment Station Now that the most beautiful time of the year is just around the corner many people are decorating their homes and workplaces One of the ultimate pieces of the holiday décor is poinsettia The colors of these most popular holiday flowers expand from classic red to pastel yellow to vibrant bi colors To help keep your poinsettias beautiful throughout the holiday season and beyond Dr Patrick Igbokwe director of Alcorn s Experiment Station shared some valuable tips For the poinsettia to bloom as long as possible maintain a temperature of 65 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day Poinsettias are tropical plants and they do not tolerate drafts and a touch of a cold wall or window Also keep it away from your air conditioner s vent

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7326&ModuleId=18 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: Alcorn Extension Holds Its Annual Holiday Affair in Port Gibson
    Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item Alcorn Extension Holds Its Annual Holiday Affair in Port Gibson Alcorn State University Concert Choir performs at the Extension Program s annual Holiday Affair held recently in Port Gibson Mississippi Residents of Port Gibson and Claiborne County had a chance to partake in the Alcorn State University Extension Program annual Holiday Affair held November 18 2015 in the Claiborne County Multipurpose Center Participants received information on financial management and being safe during the holidays participated in healthy holiday cooking demonstrations as well as received free giveaways and door prizes The program included presentations from the Claiborne County District Attorney s Office Extension staff and community leaders The participants also received tips on the dangers of using tobacco and how to stay tobacco free I enjoyed the Holiday Affair very much says Octavia Odom a Claiborne County resident I volunteered and assisted Alcorn Extension with the program as I have done for the past few years It seems to get better each year According to Port Gibson resident Twyvesia Shorter Every facet was informative and had information that we all can benefit from I especially liked the wreath making portion I will be most definitely be using what I learned at home this holiday season I look forward to this

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7324&ModuleId=18 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: Alcorn State’s Extension Program holds FSA Borrowers Training Course
    in reaching out beyond campus in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item Alcorn State s Extension Program holds FSA Borrowers Training Course Anthony Reed assistant extension administrator addresses the Farm Service Agency Vendors Borrowers Training Course participants recently in Raymond MS Alcorn State University Extension Program hosted its Farm Service Agency Vendors Borrowers Training Course on November 6 7 2015 at the Hinds County Extension Office Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond Mississippi The training course is designed to address real world problems and help agricultural producers become more profitable and better prepared to operate in today s changing business environment The course is offered several times a year depending on the need of the participants This training allows the producers to interact with other producers from across the state of Mississippi gain knowledge and skills to increase their capital and make their operation more profitable thus improving their quality of life said Carolyn Banks director Small Farm Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Project According to Banks the participants were provided with hands on educational sessions on goal setting risk management recordkeeping budget

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7320&ModuleId=18 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: E’niya Rowry and Ashley Shields selected to attend Adler University’s Diversity Scholars Program
    in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item E niya Rowry and Ashley Shields selected to attend Adler University s Diversity Scholars Program Two of Alcorn State University s psychology students were granted the opportunity to become more knowledgeable of their field E niya Rowry and Ashley Shields recently participated in Adler University s Diversity Scholars Program in Chicago Illinois The Program is an enrichment program for promising undergraduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups It is designed to expose educate and prepare participants for graduate work in psychology While at the program Rowry was enlightened by the different areas of psychological opportunities that are available She is more confident than ever in finding work in her field The one thing that this program made me realize is that you can apply psychology to anything said Rowry We as psychology majors have options No matter if you want to work in the classroom with military families or in a major corporation there is a place where you are needed I feel fully prepared to go into a doctorate program knowing there is an

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7251&ModuleId=58 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: Psychology Society raise awareness for breast cancer
    believe in reaching out beyond campus in engaging with the community around us to enrich all of our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item Psychology Society raise awareness for breast cancer Rayford Mullins dedicated a portion of his week to raising awareness for breast cancer in honor of a family member who conquered the disease two years ago I feel honored to help raise awareness for breast cancer because my aunt is a breast cancer survivor said Mullins a junior and president of Alcorn s Psychology Society I want people who live with the disease to see that there is hope for them We encourage breast cancer patients by showing them that we care Alcorn State University s Psychology Society hosted the Go PINK for the Cure event in the Clinton Bristow Jr Dining Hall lobby Wednesday Oct 21 The organization collected monetary donations from students faculty and staff and gave out bags of candy to those who contributed to the cause The students then participated in a breast cancer walk around the horseshoe Senior Angele Brinner said that the organization s gesture is great a great example of community service I think that

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7252&ModuleId=58 (2016-02-15)
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  • Alcorn State University: Student teachers visit the Mississippi School for the Blind
    our lives Welcome Alumni Association Chapter Presidents Alumni Profile Form Braves Kids Club Shirley Walker s Hall of Fame Alcorn Alumni Band Letter 2015 2015 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY Faculty Staff Banner Online Services Employee Email Ethics Line Faculty Senate GradesFirst Intranet Online Class Roll Staff Senate BANNER Blackboard LMS Students Student Portal Student Affairs Banner Online Services Blackboard LMS Student Email Residence Life Campuses Lorman Natchez Vicksburg News Events Calendars Marketing and Communication Publications Our website uses JavaScript to achieve certain sophisticated features visual cues and styles Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled when visiting our website for best results Help enabling JavaScript Skip to Page Content Announcements Home Announcements Item Student teachers visit the Mississippi School for the Blind Students from Alcorn State University s Department of Education and Psychology shadowed teachers on their latest field trip The student teachers in the practicum teaching and technology class recently visited the Mississippi School for the Bling in Jackson Mississippi Dr LaShundia Carson director of student teaching and field experiences and class professor accompanied the students as they observed teachers in a classroom setting They were also given a tour of the school Senior Kayla Kemp enjoyed interacting with the students She was also inspired by the teachers dedication to educating the students Going to the School for the Blind was fun and educational said Kemp It was beautiful to see all the caring teachers that took time to dedicate their lives to educating their students The students I met took pride in their school They wanted us to know that despite their disabilities they were still meeting the same expectations as regular students I can t wait to visit the school again Senior Joycelyn Minor admired the technological advances that were in place to help the students advance

    Original URL path: http://www.alcorn.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=7238&ModuleId=58 (2016-02-15)
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