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Black History Month Schedule 2011

For more information on the 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) 772-2007

Ohio Northern University celebrates 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:

Do you know Black History? Would you like to learn more? The Office of Multicultural Development will distribute weekly trivia questions via e-mail to students, staff, and faculty. Correct responses will be entered in a weekly drawing of a prize.

Black History Month Profiles WONB

Throughout February WONB 94.9FM is airing vignettes on famous African-Americans. They will air Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

Annual Black Student Union Fashion Show and Dance

Friday, February 4, 2011 at 7 pm 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 t-johnson.3@onu.edu.

New Dimensions in Diversity Film Series Presentation of Malcolm X

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Dicke Forum

Black History Month Chapel

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:00am in the English Chapel

Annual Kuumba Festival

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the McIntosh Ball Room
“Kuumba” is a word from the Swahili Language that means “creativity”. 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. The event is sponsored by the ONU Black Student Union and Student Senate.

Trip to the Charles H. Wright Center for African American History

Sunday, February 13, 2011
The Office of Multicultural Development will sponsor a trip for ONU Student to visit the Charles H. Wright Center for African American History in Detroit. The trip is open for the first 20 currently enrolled Ohio Northern University Students that sign up to attend the trip.

Kold Kutz: A Black Barbershop experience in Ada

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:30 pm @ the ONU Multicultural Center
The Ohio Northern University Multicultural Center will sponsor the program entitled “Kold Kutz” on February 15, 2011 6:30 pm @ the ONU Multicultural Center. The program will feature African American barbers from Lima, Ohio, whom will offer free haircuts for the first 50 Ohio Northern Students that sign up and are present for the entire event.

Cultural Conversation: Unspoken Realities: An Open Discussion on Homophobia in the Black Community

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:45 am Heterick Library Room 301

Race Matters: A Town Hall Discussion on Race Relations in America

Thursday, February 17, 2011 7pm in the Dicke Forum
The Office of Multicultural Development will  sponsor the forum Race Matters: A Town Hall Discussion on Race Relations in America. This dialogue is intended to encourage and provide positive discourse on the subject of race relations in America.

Soul Food Dinner

Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Affinity Commons
The Office of Multicultural Development, Student Senate, and the Black Student Union invite you to join us for a dinner with Soul. You can look forward to a time of good food and fellowship.