PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012
Whether it is HUSA, HUAA, or Alumni Trustee... Bison have always exercised their right to vote...
Election Day, I know it does not need to be said, but I'm saying it
BISON let the nation FEEL THE MIGHT OF THE BLUE and WHITE
~ ROCK YOUR
Message from the HUAA President
GIVING THANKS TO
What are you thankful for? As the seasons change, this becomes the
question of the moment. So I ask my fellow Alumni: what are you thankful for?
For me, that answer always includes
two words – HOWARD UNIVERSITY. Now I
didn’t say it was my only answer, just part of it. Let me explain.
Thank you, Howard University for
taking me in and helping to raise me up.
Thank you for the core group of friends that I met during Freshman Week,
who still are on my speed dial. Thank
you for providing a radio station where I found my voice. Thank You for allowing me to be the conduit
that helped keep soul mates connected, so they could produce the next
generation of Bison.
Thank you for providing a safe place
for my son to be born. Thank you for introducing me to my other half. Thank you for the friends who weren’t friends
during school but became friends afterwards because of you. Thank you for that first internship, that
first job, and that first chance to entertain millions. And yes, thank you for the registration
lines, because even there, were made memories of a lifetime.
Thank you for the confidence and the
foundation, and for providing this worldwide network of resources. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to
lead our fellow Alumni down The Long Walk.
Thank you for providing a way out, a
different perspective, and for standing up to and for our country. Thank you for a mission of leadership and a
legacy to inspire.
Here’s another question: without Alma
Mater, where would we be? So thank you
Howard, for letting me be me!
What are you thankful for?
Chris Washington, President
ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY
Service to Our Country ... Service to Our Alma Mater
Region II Chair, Lt. Col. George Arterberry
SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Wine Tasting
Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 to 9:30pm
455 South Broadway
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From the Howard University Alumni Club of Chicago Who's Who Gala HUAC C President, Danielle James and HUAA President Chris Washington.
Howard University Gospel Choir Comes to Charlotte
The Howard University Gospel Choir
is coming to Charlotte.
Please join us! Any questions?
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11th, 2012
New Covenant Bibleway Church
1321 Capps Hills Mine Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
~~~ Bison Style ~~~
Talking Turkey: Q&A With Jive Turkey Owner Aricka Westbrooks
For many of us, Thanksgiving is the only time
we’ll take on the tireless task of serving a turkey—basting a 20-pound bird
hour after hour in hopes of achieving the elusively moist breast meat. With all
the passing trends in turkey preparation, what’s the best way to serve a
delectable, healthful meal?
We went to the expert: Aricka Westbrooks, the
owner of Jive Turkey, a leader in retailing specialty foods, in fact Jive Turkey
is the only one in the United States engaged in the branding and marketing of
deep fried turkey. Jive Turkey sells
delicious, moist and juicy deep fried turkeys in 15 different flavors to
customers all over the United States since 2003. She received her BS from
Howard in 1992. Here’s what she had to say:
Q: Consumers might be overwhelmed
by all the options for cooking turkeys. What is the best way to achieve delicious results?
Westbrooks: The best, most delicious way to prepare a
turkey is to deep fry it. It sounds
incongruous, but the result is a juicy moist bird and a crispy golden skin. Fried at a much higher temperature, the
turkey does not absorb the oil the way fried chicken or french fries does
because it is not cut up. It I also not
breaded or battered so the flash frying effect absorbs very little oil while
the high temperature produces a very tender turkey.
Q: Some attempt to fry a turkey
at home. Is that really safe?
Westbrooks: It is an extremely dangerous proposition to
fry a turkey because of the hazards and risk of fire. With traditional equipment it’s not a good
idea to fry at home outdoors and with table top fryers for indoor use it is
just as hazardous. You must your wits
about you at all times so you don’t burn down your house, which is why I created a business that does it
Q: What about gravy or stuffing?
Westbrooks: You can’t stuff a fried turkey, but we
simply suggest that you bake the stuffing separately, we call it dressing. At Jive Turkey we make a delicious gravy
using a turkey stock as a base for flavor instead of pan drippings and thicken
it with a roux.
Q: What about brining or
marinating a turkey overnight in a salted water solution? Wouldn’t that seal in
seasonings and lock in moisture?
Westbrooks: When you take it out, you’ve seasoned the
bird inside out, but you’ve also incorporated a lot of salt and flavor that you
just really don’t need. We impart the 15 different flavors, yes 15! into our
turkeys with some wet marinades, dry rubs and herbed or seasoned butters under
and over the skin everything from peach bourbon, to lemon pepper to honey
pecan. One of our bestsellers is the
Fresh Herb made with fresh rosemary, thyme and sage. When you pay for a turkey you want to taste
the turkey and not be overpowered by the seasonings.
Q: Do you recommend a frozen or
you’re hosting] a lot of kids or other people who aren’t gourmet diners, then
you’ll do well with both flavor and price using a frozen bird from the
supermarket. Heritage birds and fresh
birds are about $10 per pound, so a 20lb turkey is $200, for many that is not
realistic price if they still have the cooking to do. We ship the turkeys nationwide but they have
not been frozen, all of our turkeys are shipped refrigerated so that the flavor
and moisture are consistent when the turkey is served.
Q: How about a turducken? Deboned
duck inside of deboned chicken inside of deboned turkey—that sounds like an
interesting mix of flavors.
Westbrooks: To me, you have a turkey, you have a
chicken, you have a duck. When you make turducken, all of them are overcooked. For our family Thanksgiving meal I do a basic deep
fried turkey seasoned with salt, garlic powder and pepper, we call it the Jive
Turkey on the menu. If I’m serving a top-notch turkey, I want to taste the
ABOUT JIVE TURKEY
Jive Turkey was founded in 2001 by Aricka Westbrooks when
she began frying turkey in her Brooklyn, New York backyard. In 2003, Jive
Turkey opened a retail store in Brooklyn, New York offering customers a menu of
sandwiches, entrees and salads featuring the delicious and juicy meat of a whole
fried turkey. In 2005 Jive Turkey began
to manufacture and ship turkeys nationwide.
In 2012 the company relocated from New York to Chicago.
Jive Turkey has
been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel and national television,
news programs, national magazines and local newspapers. Visit their website to learn how you can
purchase a turkey at www.jiveturkey.com or visit their Facebook page and like the
business of a Howard Alumna www.facebook.com Jive-Turkey.
Leffall Helps Howard Overpower Hampton
Terrence Leffall rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead Howard University to a 20-10 win
over Hampton University in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at
Greene Stadium. The win improves the Bison's record to 6-3 and 5-2 in
the MEAC Sports Fan Page
while the Pirates fall to 2-6 and 2-4 in the MEAC.
Read More at Howard-Bison.com
2012-13 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Howard University announces its 2012-13 men's basketball schedule.
The Bison, who recorded double-digit wins in a season for the first time
since the 2002-03 season, open the season at home against Lincoln
Howard will be playing in the Cancun Invitational, starting with road
games at the University of Iowa and at Wichita State University on
Thursday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 17 before going to Cancun for two
games Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 22.
In her fifth season at the helm of the Howard University women's
basketball team, head coach Niki Reid Geckeler announces the 2012-13
This season, the Lady Bison will welcome 12 teams to Burr Gymnasium
on the Howard University campus, while venturing to 16 Division I
institutions. Of the 28 contests, HU will face 12 non-conference
opponents, along with facing 15 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foes.
HOWARD HOMECOMING LEGENDARY 2012 RECAP
Thank you to all who participated in the Howard Homecoming Alumni activities. It was truly a LEGENDARY weekend and we hope all had a great time. Here are some photos to recap the 2012 Legendary Howard Homecoming experience.
Hurricane Sandy 2012: REBUILD AND RECOVER
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we express our deepest sympathy for all those affected. There are many areas that were devastated by the hurricane and we have provided some support information for anyone who would like to donate all that they can. Also, please check your local areas to see about volunteer opportunities. Please see below ...
The NJ Urban League is accepting
food donations, such as canned goods, cereal, milk, sandwiches, dry goods, diapers, etc.
financial contributions to help us continue our work
volunteers who can help deliver and distribute food
Contact us at 973-624-9535 or email@example.com or drop off your food and check donations at 508 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107. ****
The New York Urban League will take donations and
distribute them to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Here's the list of requested items:
Lightly worn clothing and shoes
Baby and adult diaper
Drop off Location:
New York Urban League
204 West 136th Street
Bet. Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
Drop off schedule:
-Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
-Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
With the sudden onset of cold weather, New York Cares is kicking off our Coat Drive early, starting Tuesday, November 6th,
to immediately aid those in need from Hurricane Sandy. We urge you to
help us keep fellow New Yorkers warm this week and this winter by
collecting coats now for the New York Cares Coat Drive.
If your company has
been a Coat Drive collection site in the past, please start early and
collect for us again this year. If your company has never collected
coats, we need your help this year more than ever. Our goal has doubled
- we hope to collect 200,000 coats for our fellow New Yorkers by December 31st and we need 50,000 coats this week alone that we will immediately distribute to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Setting up a coat drive collection site at your office is easy. Click here to
register your site, and we'll send you promotional posters and
instructions to help make your drive a success. You may access these
materials now in our resource library.
Once registered, place
a box in your lobby, cafeteria, or other highly trafficked area, and
spread the word to your coworkers, friends and family about the need for
new or gently used, warm winter coats. Please deliver all donated coats
this week to our warehouse to help us reach our goal of 50,000 coats by Friday, November 9th.
Additional coats can be delivered to our warehouse by December 31st.
Our warehouse is located at 157 West 31st Street between 6th and 7th
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
If you have additional questions, please contact Lia Papazoglou at firstname.lastname@example.org.****
Make the Road NY is accepting food, warm clothing, blankets, flashlights,****
batteries, diapers, baby formula -- anything useful for families in the areas
hardest hit by the storm at the following offices:
479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island,
1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, Long Island
The Brigantine Community Center is
the place to go if you got wiped out and need clothes, and necessities!
They are accumulating lots of
donations in the back gymnasium, but need volunteers every day between the ours
Call 211 for all local area information such as shelters, power outage updates and school and business closings.
American Red Cross
Federal Emergecy Management Agency (FEMA)
THE TIME IS NOW!
Become a member of HUAA
Click here to join today!
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS!
Join HUAA and receive discounts to a wide array of businesses including restaurants, retailers and sports clubs.
Click Here to visit the HUAA Membership Benefits page to view a complete list of benefits.
Click here for information on other HU Alumni Clubs & Associations
Upcoming Alumni Events
The HUAC Greater Hartford will host an Open House for Adoption Month Awareness for prospective families on November 8th, 2012 at Metropolitan AME Zion Church.
The HUAC of Charlotte will be hold a College Application Week during the week of Monday, November 12th, 2012. Volunteers are needed to help high school seniors fill out college applications. If you are available between 7:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m., please contact email@example.com with days and times of availability. Males encouraged to participate.
The next general body meeting for the HUAC of Atlanta will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at Apres Diem Cafe Bistro, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free parking.
The next general membership meeting for the HUAC Montgomery County will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at Mid County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Springs, MD, 20906 at 7 p.m.
The HUAC of Greater Memhis will
be participating in the family friendly walk for St. Jude's Give Thanks
Walk on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. To join Team Lead
Miracle Meeks or to help reach their fundraising goal, click here.
On Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6 p.m., HUACGM will be creating care
packages to encourage the TN Club members during exams. Meet at the
Assisi Foundation of Memphis 515 Erin Drive, Memphis, TN 38117. To see
the list of donations needed, contact Jan L. Mitchell or Ashlee Edwards
Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HUAC of New Jersey will hold a Holiday Party on December 6th, 2012 from 5-8:30 p.m.
The HUAC Westchester Rockland will hold its annual holiday party and toy drive on December 7th, 2012.
Bison Career Corner
Howard University's Career Services presents the workshop:
“Starting Your Own Business: A Guide for Prospective Business Owners”
November 14, 2012 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the
Carnegie Building, Conference Room A.
This workshop will be conducted by Director, Alisa Balwant of the DC Small Business Development Center.