Jackson State University Commencement 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama to address JSU Class of 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the address at Jackson State University’s 139th Spring Commencement Ceremony. Mrs. Obama will address more than 800 graduates as well as their family and friends on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Please be on time to see your graduate.

On behalf of Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, President of Jackson State University and the entire JSU family, “We are honored and very pleased to have First Lady Michelle Obama as the Commencement Speaker for the graduating class of 2016. This is the first time in the history of the University that a sitting First Lady addressed our graduates.  It reaffirms that JSU always strives for the best for our students.  This Commencement promises to be an occasion that students will never forget.”

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an attorney, writer, the wife of the 44th and current U.S. President Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. She has become a national and international role model for women and an advocate for poverty awareness, higher education, and healthy living.

In her advocacy for higher education, Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative in 2014. The aim of this initiative is to inspire young Americans to broaden their futures by expanding their education beyond high school. Reach Higher seeks to ensure that all students understand the importance of an education by exposing students to college and career opportunities; understanding financial aid; academic planning and summer learning opportunities; as well as supporting high school counselors who do essential work to get students into college.

Echoing the call of the First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative, Jackson State University and the Jackson Public School District collaborated to form the first laboratory school in the Jackson area. Since 2013, Blackburn Laboratory Middle School has partnered with JSU in an effort to transform Blackburn into a highly successful middle school for replication and study of successful practices in the district, state, and nation.

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Jackson State University Commencement 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama – Commencement Speaker
Saturday, April 23rd @ 4:00 PM ET
Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

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  1. WH

    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama tours the Globe Theatre
    London, England

    President Obama participates in a townhall discussion with British youth
    Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, England

    President Obama attends a private dinner hosted by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and British Prime Minister David Cameron
    Winfield House, London, England

    First Lady Michelle Obama departs White House
    South Lawn

    First Lady Michelle Obama departs the Joint Base Andrews for Jackson, Mississippi
    Joint Base Andrews

    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to the Class of 2016
    Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

    First Lady Michelle Obama arrives White House
    South Lawn

    First Lady Michelle Obama arrives the Joint Base Andrews
    Joint Base Andrews

    President Obama overnights in London, England

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  2. First Lady Michelle Obama to address JSU Class of 2016

    First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the address at Jackson State University’s 139th Spring Commencement Ceremony. Mrs. Obama will address more than 800 graduates as well as their family and friends on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Please be on time to see your graduate.

    On behalf of Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, President of Jackson State University and the entire JSU family, “We are honored and very pleased to have First Lady Michelle Obama as the Commencement Speaker for the graduating class of 2016. This is the first time in the history of the University that a sitting First Lady addressed our graduates. It reaffirms that JSU always strives for the best for our students. This Commencement promises to be an occasion that students will never forget.”

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an attorney, writer, the wife of the 44th and current U.S. President Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. She has become a national and international role model for women and an advocate for poverty awareness, higher education, and healthy living.

    In her advocacy for higher education, Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative in 2014. The aim of this initiative is to inspire young Americans to broaden their futures by expanding their education beyond high school. Reach Higher seeks to ensure that all students understand the importance of an education by exposing students to college and career opportunities; understanding financial aid; academic planning and summer learning opportunities; as well as supporting high school counselors who do essential work to get students into college.

    Echoing the call of the First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative, Jackson State University and the Jackson Public School District collaborated to form the first laboratory school in the Jackson area. Since 2013, Blackburn Laboratory Middle School has partnered with JSU in an effort to transform Blackburn into a highly successful middle school for replication and study of successful practices in the district, state, and nation.

    For more: http://www.jsumsnews.com/?p=22329

  3. President Obama’s KSA, UK and Germany Itinerary

    Saturday, April 23
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    President Obama tours the Globe Theatre
    London, England

    President Obama participates in a townhall discussion with British youth
    Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, England

    President Obama meets with UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn
    Royal Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, England

    President Obama attends a private dinner hosted by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and British Prime Minister David Cameron
    Winfield House, London, England

    President Obama overnights in London, England

  4. April 16, 2016

    WEEKLY ADDRESS: Ensuring Our Free Market Works for Everyone

    Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    April 16, 2016

    Hello, everybody. One of America’s greatest strengths is our free market. A thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy – it’s how we create jobs, expand opportunities, and give everybody a shot at success. It’s what has made America the strongest country on Earth.

    The most essential ingredient in a healthy free market is competition. But right now, too many companies are engaging in behaviors that stifle competition – like blocking new competitors from entering the market or limiting the information and options that give consumers real choice. As a consequence, the rest of us pay higher prices for lower quality products and services. Workers receive lower wages than they otherwise would. Small businesses and entrepreneurs can get squeezed out of the market. And none of that is fair – or good for our economy.

    The deck should not be stacked in favor of the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations, against working Americans. That’s why my administration is doing everything we can to reverse this trend and promote more competition in the marketplace. In addition to enforcing the rules on the books, I’ve directed federal agencies to identify anti-competitive behavior in different industries, and find new and specific ways to promote competition.

    One industry that’s ripe for change is cable TV. Right now, 99 percent of cable and satellite TV customers rent set-top boxes from their providers. According to one survey, this costs households an average of more than $230 per year. We spend some $20 billion to rent these devices. While we have almost unlimited choice in what we watch on television, from traditional programming to online content, there’s next to no competition to build a better, user-friendly product that allows you to easily access all this content in one place. So most consumers just rent whatever the cable company offers. Because we have to. That means companies have little incentive to innovate. As a consequence, we need multiple devices and controllers to access content from different sources. That makes no sense.

    So my administration has encouraged the FCC to remove the barriers to competition that prevent new players from offering innovative cable box options to consumers.

    We know this works. For years, Americans had to rent our telephones from the phone company. This was a while ago, but when the FCC finally unlocked competition for home phones, the marketplace was flooded with all kinds of phone options with new features, and at different price points. Consumers suddenly had many options. And the whole industry moved forward as a result. The same can happen with cable boxes, and in dozens of areas of our economy – all of which can make a difference in your everyday life.

    The bottom line is, competition is good for consumers, workers, businesses, and our economy. So I’m going to keep doing everything I can to make sure that our free market works for everyone. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

  5. WH

    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama departs London for Hanover, Germany
    Stanstead Airport, London, England

    President Obama arrives Hanover, Germany
    Hanover/Langenhagen International Airport

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a bilateral meeting
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama participates in the Hannover Messe
    Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama delivers remarks at the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe
    Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama hosts a dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and business leaders from the United States and Germany
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama overnights in Hannover, Germany

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  6. President Obama’s KSA, UK and Germany Itinerary

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    President Obama departs London for Hanover, Germany
    Stanstead Airport, London, England

    President Obama arrives Hanover, Germany
    Hanover/Langenhagen International Airport

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a bilateral meeting
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama participates in the Hannover Messe
    Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama delivers remarks at the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe
    Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama hosts a dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and business leaders from the United States and Germany
    Schloss Herrenhausen Castle, Hannover, Germany

    President Obama overnights in Hannover, Germany

    • April 24, 2016

      Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference

      Schloss Herrenhausen
      Hannover, Germany

      5:00 P.M. CEST

      CHANCELLER MERKEL: (As interpreted.) Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to bid a very warm welcome to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, here to Germany on this fifth visit, this time to Hannover. And let me tell you that I am delighted to have an opportunity not only to continue our talks, but today is going to be very remarkable day, because we’re going to open the Hannover fair together. And the United States of America, this year, will be the partner country.

      These are turbulent times. I think we would both agree. And we have an opportunity talk about the whole spectrum of international issues. Our bilateral relations are excellent. We don’t need to spend too much time on this.

      But let me tell you, Barack, that I very much value our candid, open talks that are always based on mutual trust. We talk about the whole range of issues and we do so today, as we have done many times previously, and I hope and trust that we shall continue to do so.

      We used this opportunity here to talk about, as I said, the broad spectrum of international issues, for example, combatting terrorism, tackling the root causes of flight, and also the peace process, but also questions related to migration in general.

      In many ways, the European Union is a target for those — or a destination, rather — for those refugees that do not enjoy peace and freedom at home. So Syria loomed large on our agenda. We, together, support the political process that has to be brought forward. We support the Geneva talks. And I’m greatly concerned that the cease-fire did not hold and hasn’t held these past few days and that there are outbreaks of fights in Aleppo and other places.

      I was able to see yesterday along the border with Syria and Turkey what this means by way of suffering, of the stress of people when there is fighting in their home area. So we want to do everything in order to bring the Geneva talks to a successful outcome.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/24/remarks-president-obama-and-chancellor-merkel-joint-press-conference

    • April 24, 2016

      Remarks by President Obama at Hannover Messe Trade Show Opening

      Hannover Congress Centrum
      Hanover, Germany

      6:58 P.M. CEST

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Hello, everyone. Guten abend! I want to thank my great partner and friend, Chancellor Merkel, for inviting me here to Hannover. It is great to be with you at the world’s leading showcase for industrial technologies that power our global economy.

      I’m pleased that this year the United States is the official partner country for the very first time. (Applause.) And it is an honor to be the first United States President ever to attend the Hannover Messe. It’s also quite a pleasure to be here as Germans celebrate the 500th anniversary of your beer purity law. (Laughter and applause.) I may join you in that celebration. (Laughter.)

      I’m joined here today by our Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, more than 350 American companies — including more than 200 small and medium-sized businesses — and dozens of economic development organizations from states, cities and communities across the United States. And I am here, and we are here because we are ready to do even more business with Germany, more business with Europe, and more business with the world. (Applause.)

      In many ways, this event reflects the larger story of the alliance between our two countries. After the Second World War, much of this city and Europe lay in ruins. But then, together, we set out to rebuild, with the help of the Marshall Plan. Just a few months after that plan was announced, business people and investors from around the world gathered in Hannover, in a factory, to see how they could help spark what would become a German economic miracle. And for nearly 70 years, the world has come to Hannover to experience the technologies that have helped to deliver unprecedented prosperity to people around the world.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/24/remarks-president-obama-hannover-messe-trade-show-opening

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