Contact: K.E. Schwab --
724-738-2199; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SRU’ SECOND ANNUAL ‘UNITY
WEEK’ TO SPOTLIGHT CAMPUS DIVERSITY,
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s
Student Union for Minority Affairs organization will host its
second annual Unity Week opening Saturday [March 20] as a program
designed to promote campus diversity and unity among students,
faculty staff and the community.
event-filled week features diverse programming and activities
involving more than a dozen campus and community co-sponsors.
Highlights of the week include a presentation by the Washington,
D.C.-based, Edgeworks Dance Theater, the first-ever, all male dance
company of black men founded by award-winning choreography Helanius
J. Wilkins, who has lectured previously at SRU. Step Afrika! USA,
an explosive, percussion dance ensemble founded in 1996 and based
in Washington, D.C., will perform.
on the history of nine historically black Greek organizations on
campus will be offered, and a program focused on the diverse
perspectives of careers and life experiences is planned. A food
festival, sponsored by AVI Food Services, the campus contract food
vendor, will also be offered.
complete details visit the SRU Web site:
calendar offers the following:
Saturday [March 20]: Human Race Machine, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
University Union (continues throughout the week); 7 p.m., Mr. And
Mrs. Unity Pageant, University Union, admission $2; “Unity
Week Kickoff Party, 10 p.m. Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation
Center, with WAMO-radio disc jockey, free, ID
Sunday [March 21]: Gospel Expressions concert featuring the SRU
Gospel Choir, 5 p.m., University Union.
[March 22]: Panel discussion, “Greek Life It’s More
than Just Stepping,” 5 p.m., Room 205, University Union. Hip
Hop Coffee Shop, 8 p.m., University Union. Spades Tournament, 9
p.m., University Union ($10 per team registration).
Tuesday [March 23]: Self-Expressions, 12:30 p.m., University
Union. Panel Discussion “Diversity in the Workplace,” 6
p.m. McKay Education Building Auditorium. Leadership Symposium, 7
p.m. University Union.
Wednesday [March 24]: Food Festival, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
University Union. Multicultural Fashion Show, 7 p.m., University
[March 25]: Mystery Dinner Theater, University Program Board
event, 5:30 p.m., University Club, North Hall ($9.75 admission.
Tickets at University Union Help Desk.). Apollo-style Talent Show
and Lip Sync Contest, 8 p.m.
Friday [March 26]: National Coalition Building Institute
Training, call Holly McCoy at 724-738-2650 for details (also March
27-28). Students vs. Faculty Staff Basketball Game, 7 p.m., Morrow
Field House. “Drag King and Queen Show, 8 p.m., Swope Music
Saturday [March 27]: Reception for Edgewater Dance Theater, 5
p.m., Carruth Rizza Hall, followed by company performance of
“Fearless Measures,” featuring the all male dance
troupe, 6 p.m., Miller Auditorium. Step Show, featuring Step
Afrika, 8 p.m., University Union. Unity Week Celebration Party, 10
p.m., Aebersold Student Recreation Center (Admission $5, ID
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