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ONU Celebrates Black History Month

Jan 26, 2010

Ohio Northern University commemorates Black History Month this February with a number of scheduled events. Several campus organizations will collaborate to provide diverse opportunities to celebrate African-American heritage. Here is the schedule of February’s activities:

Annual Black Student Union Fashion Show

Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Center Activities Room

Come enjoy the annual fashion show sponsored by the Ohio Northern Black Student Union. For more information, please contact Traci Johnson, president of the Ohio Northern Black Student Union, at

New Dimensions in Diversity Film Series and the Black Student Union Present ‘Pride’

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dicke Hall Forum

An Evening with Jefferson Thomas of the Little Rock Nine

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Center Grand Ballroom

The Office of Multicultural Development is pleased to present and evening with Jefferson Thomas, a member of the original Little Rock Nine. Thomas will recount how he and classmates integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., during the 1957-58 school year.

Annual Kuumba Festival

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Activities Room

“Kuumba” is a word that means “creativity” in Swahili. This annual showcase of talent includes dance, song, poetry, culture and music. The event is all-campus-inclusive and welcomes the creative influence of all ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

Kold Kutz: A Black Barbershop Experience in Ada

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the ONU Multicultural Center

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Development, Kold Kutz will feature African-American barbers from Lima, Ohio, who will offer free haircuts to the first 50 Ohio Northern students that sign up and are present for the entire event.

A Legacy of Excellence

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at 7 p.m. in the Dicke Hall Forum

A panel representing the nine historically Black Greek-Letter Organizations will present an interactive panel discussion on the legacy and future of these National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations.

Cultural Conversation Hour: The Influence of Race on the Criticism of President Obama

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at 11:45 a.m. in the Heterick Memorial Library

Soul Food Dinner

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Affinity Commons Building

The Office of Multicultural Development and the Black Student Union invite you to a dinner with soul. You can look forward to a time of good food and fellowship.


For more information on Black History Month Activities or the Office of Multicultural Development at Ohio Northern University, contact:


Clyde Wilson Pickett

Director of Multicultural Development

Ohio Northern University

Ada, Ohio 45810

Tel: 419-772-3145

Fax: 419-772-2708

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