Black History Month 2012Black History Month 2012

LECTURES, EVENTS MARK BLACK HISTORY MONTH

This week’s Black History Month events include ‘We Vote, We Know,’ a candid discussion with actor Morris Chestnut and Dr. John Sutton’s talk “Surviving the Jim Crow Era” during the closing ceremony. View details below. 

Black History Month events  at Cal U are sponsored by the President’s Office, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Multicultural Student Programs, the Black Student Union, Career Services, the Internship Center, Library Services, and the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Black History Month 2012

Feb. 1-5

Feb. 2: Opening Ceremony
11 a.m. in the Performance Center

Feb. 2: Soul Food Dinner
6 p.m. at Jozart Center for the Arts, 333 Second St., California, Pa.

Feb. 6-12

Feb. 7: Black AIDS Awareness Day
11 a.m. in the Performance Center
Join an interactive discussion about the impact of AIDS and the spread of STDs featuring AIDS advocate Kamaria Gammon.
The event is co-sponsored by Cal U Health and Wellness Education.

Feb. 7: FDI Lecture Series
11 a.m. (locations to be announced)
The Frederick Douglass Institute sponsors a series of topical talks by members of the Cal U faculty.

Feb. 10: Night on the Town (On Your Own)
Bus departs at 5 p.m. for The Waterfront in Homestead, Pa.
Explore the Pittsburgh Waterfront shops, restaurants and cinema on your own. Bus departs from Manderino Library parking area at 5 p.m. and leaves the Waterfront for Cal U at 10 p.m. Transportation is free; sign up in Carter Hall, Room G-22.

Feb. 13-19

Feb. 13: Alpha Kappa Alpha presents: The Dating Game
8 p.m. in the Performance Center, Natali Student Center
See the Cal U version of the classic game show in which eligible bachelors and bachelorettes compete to win a date with their perfect mate. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the End Violence Center.

Feb. 15: Relationships Discussion
7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Carter Hall
If you have an opinion regarding dating, romance and love on a college campus, bring it to this lively interactive discussion.

Feb. 16: FDI Lecture Series
11 a.m. Room 303, Duda Hall
Dr. Louis Ngamassi, Cal U’s own FDI Scholar, will be exploring the impact of the challenges and triumphs of African Americans on the lives of individuals living in Cameroon.

Feb. 17: Diversity Fashion Show: Fashion on Trial
6 p.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre
What does business casual mean? How should you dress for a business interview? How do you know if what you’re wearing is appropriate? Let us show you at this different “style” of fashion show. A Mock Trial will begin at 6 p.m., with a fashion to show to follow at 7 p.m.

Feb. 18: JoyFest

10 a.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre
The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir will be hosting its inaugural JoyFest: A Statewide College Music Conference. This conference is dedicated to the educational and spiritual enrichment of choir members from various universities and other institutions. The conference consists of workshops beginning at 10 a.m. and a group choir rehearsal. A concert will be held at 6 p.m. featuring the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir, Mike Jones, Perfect Xchange and Mt. Sinai Ministries from Cleveland, Ohio. The complete choir will then perform with award-winning artist Jonathan Nelson. For more information or to register for the conference, contact Shantae Motley at mot5500@calu.edu.

 

 

Feb. 20-26

Feb. 20: Guess Who?
7 p.m. in the Performance Center
This event is sponsored by Cal U Men United and the men’s basketball team.

Feb. 21: Sports Panel
11 a.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre
ESPN’s “Around the Horn” panelist Kevin Blackistone, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch and coach Robert Wimberly of Liberty University headline a panel discussing the impact of sports on the lives of African-Americans.

Feb. 23: FDI Lecture Series
11 a.m. in Eberly Hall, Room 110
The Frederick Douglass Institute sponsors a series of topical talks by members of the Cal U faculty. 
This week Dr. Kwame Botwe-Asamoah will speak on “Pan-Africanist Movements in the Early 20th Century.”

Feb. 24: Just in Time (Part 2): A Gospel-Inspired Play
7 p.m. in the Performance Center
Follow the characters of Theodore, Rachael, Sharon and Lula Mae through their shining moments, challenges and choices.

Feb. 25: BSU Formal
7 p.m. in the Performance Center
The Black Student Union hosts its annual dinner-dance event. Ticket price is $10 per single, $15 per couple, or $60 per table of eight for clubs and organizations. 

Features for this program include:

  • Mocktail service at 6 p.m.
  • Hot appetizers and complimentary candy table
  • A buffet-style meal featuring chicken, pork chops, a carving station and dessert bar
  • A keepsake glass for every attendant
  • Souvenir photos available for purchase by our professional photographer
  • Our DJ spinning the hottest hits all night

This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. 

Purchase tickets at the SAI Business Office to guarantee a seat. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Feb. 27-29

Feb. 27: We Vote, We Know
11 a.m. in the Natali Student Center
Join us for a topical discussion as state and national elections approach.

Portrait of Morris Chestnut.Feb. 28: Appearance by actor Morris Chestnut
6 p.m. (time change) in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre
Join us for a candid discussion with Morris Chestnut, known for his role as a teen father in the 1991 movie "Boyz n the Hood," as well as his appearances in "G.I. Jane" and "Half Past Dead." Provost Geraldine Jones will guide a discussion with Chestnut on the images of African-Americans in the media and the impact they have on American society. 

Feb. 28: FDI Lecture Series
11 a.m. (locations to be announced)
The Frederick Douglass Institute sponsors a series of topical talks by members of the Cal U faculty.

Feb. 29: Dr. John Sutton
11 p.m. in Duda Hall, Room 303
Dr. John Sutton will discuss "Pathway to a Career in the Criminal Justice Field." This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Social Equity, Justice, Law and Society Honors Fraternity, and the Criminal Justice Honors Fraternity. 

Feb. 29: Closing ceremony
4 p.m. in Keystone, Room 205
Dr. John Sutton will lead the closing ceremony with his talk "Surviving the Jim Crow Era." This event is co-sponsored by Cal U Men United, Office of Social Equity, Justice, Law and Society Honors Fraternity, and Criminal Justice Honors Fraternity. 

Watch Kevin Blackistone on ESPN's 'Around The Horn'

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Biographies

Charlie Batch throwing a football.Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will join a panel to discuss the impact of sports on the lives of African-Americans.