Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Special Edition

Quote of the Month
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Drexel Celebrates Black History Month 2006

Drexel is holding the following events in celebration of Black History Month. Events are open to the entire Drexel community and are free unless noted otherwise.

Friday, February 3
Annual Bob Marley Dinner: “The Ties That Bind Us”
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Details: The West Indian Student Establishment will commemorate Bob Marley's birthday with a dinner and celebration of Caribbean culture.

Saturday, February 4
Black History Month Fashion Show
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Main Building Auditorium (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Details: Art and fashion accessory vendors will sell their merchandise in the Great Court. Open to the public. Admission is $2. Sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants, Division of Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

Wednesday, February 8
"Booker T. Washington, William Sidney Pittman and Drexel's School of Architecture"
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, third floor, Main Building
Details: Lecture presented by Kevin J. Martin, University archivist

Annual Black History Month Lecture and Dinner
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Details: Guest speaker Bill Vargus, sports anchor for Fox Philadelphia TV, will discuss “Sportsmanship and the History of Notable African American Athletes.” Attendees can earn credit for Drexel’s CEO program. Sponsored by Campus Activity Board (CAB). Reservations required. Two tickets per undergraduate degree. Contact the CAB office in MacAlister Hall at 215-895-2575 or cab@drexel.edu. Business casual attire is required.

Thursday, February 9
Academic Bistro
Time:
Noon
Location: Academic Building (33rd and Arch Streets)
Details: Caribbean-inspired menu in honor of Black History Month. Please call Adrienne Hall at 215.895.5872 to reserve a table. Sponsored by Department of Hospitality Management.

A Taste of Black History
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Queen Lane Medical Campus Atrium (2900 Queen Lane)
Details: American, Caribbean and African foods will be served. Sponsored by SNMA. For more information, email mcb44@drexel.edu or lmm592@drexel.edu.

Friday, February 10
Screening of Eve’s Bayou
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium (33rd and Market Streets)
Details: The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Whitfield. Sponsored by Women’s Studies Program, Chi Upsilon Latin Sorority, Inc., Student Life and Multicultural Programs and the Africana Studies Program.

Singled Out
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Details: Dating game with participants coming from the crowd and other schools. Entertainment will be provided as well. Tickets: $2 tickets in advance, more at the door.
Sponsored by National Society of Black Engineers.

Saturday, February 11
Trip to Philadelphia’s African American History Museum
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: African American History Museum (701 Arch Street)
Details: Cost is $3. Two tickets per undergraduate ID. Buses will depart from Towers Hall at 11:45 a.m. Sponsored by CAB.

Tuesday, February 14
Lover Shack Movie Night, “The Sally Hemmings Story”
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: North Hall TV Lounge (33rd and Race Streets)
Details: Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Sigma Chapter.


Wednesday, February 15
Trip to performance of Margaret Garner opera
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Academy of Music (Broad and Locust Streets)
Details: Margaret Garner is the story of a slave who wants to save her children from slavery.
Cost is $10. Two tickets per undergraduate ID. Buses will depart from Towers Hall at 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by CAB.

Thursday, February 16
Lecture by Percival Everett
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center (32nd and Market Streets)
Details: Everett, author of Wounded, Erasure, God’s Country and other novels and a professor of English at the University of Southern California, will speak. Sponsored by University Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, The Officer of the Senior Vice President of Finance and Africana Studies.

Friday, February 17
Screening of The Untold Story of Emmett Till
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: New College Building, Geary Auditorium B (245 N. 15th Street)
Details: The documentary features Danny Huston and Bill Nighy. Sponsored by the School of Public Health Student Government Organization, Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

Sunday, February 19
An Evening of African American Music
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Mandell Theater.
Details: Sponsored by the Drexel Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble.

Monday, February 20
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall
Details: Open to the public. Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.


Tuesday, February 21
African American Down Home Soul Food Dinner
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Handschumacher Dining Hall
Details: Sponsored by Sodexho, Student Life and Multicultural Programs

Joe Becton, Evolution of the Blues
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Living Arts Lounge, Creese Student Union Complex (33rd and Chestnut Streets) Details: Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

Grown Folks’ Financial Planning (Fighting the Bad Credit Stereotype)
Time: 7:20 p.m.
Location: Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
Details: Interactive lecture by Financial Expert, Derrick Coleman. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Sigma Chapter.

Thursday, February 23
African American Art & Book Show and Sale
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: New College Building, Klahr Lobby
Details: The event will feature artists Calvin Massey and Bob Jefferson and Hakim’s Bookstore. Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

Finer Womanhood Series: Etiquette Vol. II
Time: 7:20 p.m.
Location: Greenawalt Student Development Center, Conference Room C, Creese Student Center
Details: “A Fun Approach, Prim & Proper.” Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Sigma Chapter.

Friday, February 24
African American Art & Book Show and Sale
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: New College Building, Klahr Lobby
Details: The event will feature artists Calvin Massey and Bob Jefferson and Hakim’s Bookstore. Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

RAFIKI Award Luncheon
Time: Noon
Location: Living Arts Lounge
Details: Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

"Reading Olympics"
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Location: Powell Elementary School (36th and Powelton Avenue)
Details: Elementary School Service Project, Reading to Children. For more information contact zphibkappasigma@aol.com. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Sigma Chapter.

Screening of Moolade
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium
Details: Sponsored by Women’s Studies Program, CYPHA, the Africana Studies Program, Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

"Black History Month Dinner "Continuing the Struggle"
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Van Rensselaer Ballroom (34th Street and Powelton Avenue)
Details: Come join NSBE and celebrate Black History Month with a dinner, awards ceremony, and guest speaker. Tickets: $10 student single, $15 student couple / $20 professional single, $30 professional couple. Sponsored by National Society of Black Engineers.

Saturday, February 25
Black History Tour of Philadelphia
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Bus departs from Creese Student Union Complex
Details: Guided bus tour of African American historical sites in Philadelphia. RSVP to the Student Life Office, 215 Creese Student Union Complex.

Monday, February 27
Lecture and book signing by author Denise Cheeves
Time: Noon
Location: University City Main Campus Bookstore (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Details: Cheeves, author of Legacy, will sign copies of her books. Sponsored by Magnificent Minds Literary Series, Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

Tuesday, February 28
Lecture and book signing by author Denise Cheeves
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: New College Building Klahr Lobby
Details: Sponsored by Magnificent Minds Literary Series, Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

The Arpeggio Jazz and Music Ensemble Performance
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: New College Building, Geary Auditorium B.
Details: The performance will be followed by a soul food buffet. Open to the public. Sponsored by Student Life and Multicultural Programs.

For more information on all Black History Month events, visit http://www.drexel.edu/studentlife/blackhistory or contact Joe Casey at 215-762-8271 or joseph.casey@drexel.edu or Philip Poczik at 215-895-2662 or plp52@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President of University Relations

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