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 SRU marks Black History Month with multiple events; visit by chieftess 

 

SPOTLIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
724.738.2199
karl.schwab@sru.edu

 

SRU marks Black History Month with multiple events; visit by chieftess

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Black History Month kicks off at Slippery Rock University Friday and offers events ranging from carnivals to examination of "The Truth Behind Hip Hop" to a visit by Queen Quet, Gullah Geechee national chieftess who will explain her nation's culture.

       Black History Month events include:

  • Feb. 1: "Growing Pains," featuring Nathan James, spoken word artist and actor seen on the HBO series "The Wire," 7 p.m., Advanced Technology and Science Hall, sponsored by SRU's Black Action Society.
  • Feb. 2: Internations Club-sponsors "Carnival Festival," 7 p.m., University Union.
  • Feb. 5 and 7: Black Aids Awareness information, 12:30 p.m., University Union, sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
  • Panel discussion "What's Going On in Black America Today," with Keon Gilbert, 5 p.m., University Union, sponsored by BAS; and the film "Why Did I get Married," 8 p.m., McKay Education Building, sponsored by Student Government Association.
  • Feb. 7: "The Truth Behind Hip Hop, Vol. 1," 7 p.m., Spotts World Culture Building, sponsored by Foundation of Faith Ministries.
  • Feb. 8-14: International Pan African Film Festival, 7:30 p.m., Carruth Rizza Hall.
  • Feb. 8: Slam Poets, 6 p.m., University Union, sponsored by the University Program Board.
  • Feb. 9: February Fest, 1 p.m., University Union, sponsored by Foundation of Faith Ministries.
  • Feb. 10-16: Skee Week, events organized by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
  • Feb. 10: "The Economics of STD's," lecture, 7 p.m., University Union, sponsored by AKA.
  • Feb. 11: Information on filing the FAFSA, federal aid form, 7 p.m., University Union.
  • Feb. 12: "Black Jeopardy," 6 p.m., ATSH, sponsored by BAS; and the film "Daddy's Little Girl," 8 p.m., University Union, sponsored by AKA.
  • Feb. 13: "Credit Cards - Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy," a lecture, 7 p.m., University Union, sponsored by AKA.
  • Feb. 14: "Make a Heart to Save a Heart," a novelty event, 11 a.m., University Union, sponsored by UPB; "The Real Cost of Technology," a 7 p.m. lecture, University Union, sponsored by AKA; and "The Truth Behind Hip Hop, Vol. 2," 7 p.m., Spotts World Culture Building.
  • Feb. 15: Neo Soul Lounge, 9 p.m., University Union, sponsored by AKA.
  • Feb. 16: Celebration Party, 10 p.m., University Union.
  • Feb. 21: "The Truth Behind Hip Hop, Vol. 3, 8 p.m., Spotts World Culture Building.
  • Feb. 22: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., University Union, sponsored by UPB; and the film "American Gangster," 7 p.m., McKay Education Building, sponsored by SGA.
  • Feb. 25: Gullah Geechee Culture, featuring Queen Quet, Gullah Geechee national chieftess, 6 p.m., ATSH, sponsored by BAS.
  • Feb. 26: Musician and poet Shanelle Gabriel performs, 7 p.m., University Union, sponsored by UPB.
  • Feb. 28: The SRU Chosen Generation Gospel Choir offers "Celebration of Gospel," 12:30 p.m., University Union; "Being Black and Gay" lecture by Jamie Washington, 5 p.m., McKay Education Building; and "The Truth Behind Hip Hop, Vol. 4," 7 p.m., Spotts World Culture Building.
  • Feb. 29: Ebony Ball, featuring Stephanie Brown, NAACP national youth director, and the Fuzz Band, 7 p.m., Boozel Dining Hall, sponsored by BAS.

For additional details call the Office of Intercultural Programs at 724.738.2700.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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