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Arkansas Tech to Celebrate Black History Month

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Arkansas Tech University will offer a variety of educational, cultural and social activities to celebrate Black History Month 2014. The month-long festivities are co-sponsored by the African-American Student Association, the Office of Student Services, the Department of History and Political Science, the College of Arts and Humanities, Omega Psi Phi and the Student Activities Board. The events planned to celebrate Black History Month at Arkansas Tech include: Sunday, Feb. 2 - Soul Food Sunday/College Day

  • Event begins at 11 a.m., New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church
  • A religious service and meal provided for those attending
  • Sponsored by the African-American Student Association
Monday, Feb. 3 - Kick Off Celebration and Balloon Release
  • Event begins at 4 p.m., Hindsman Bell Tower
  • Official start of Black History Month at Arkansas Tech
  • Sponsored by the African-American Student Association
Wednesday, Feb. 5 - Step Afrika!
  • Event begins at 8 p.m., Doc Bryan Student Services Building Lecture Hall
  • Step performance by an international touring company
  • Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
Thursday, Feb. 6 - The Butler
  • Event begins at 8 p.m., Doc Bryan Student Services Building Lecture Hall
  • Film featuring a White House butler who served seven American presidents
  • Sponsored by the Student Activities Board and the African-American Student Association
Friday, Feb. 7 - AIDS Awareness
  • Event begins at 11 a.m., Chambers Cafeteria Lawn
  • Educational literature provided about the current impact the AIDS virus has on our community, state and nation
  • Sponsored by the African-American Student Association
Monday, Feb. 10 - The "B" Word
  • Event begins at 6 p.m., Room 221 of Rothwell Hall
  • Open forum discussion regarding the "B" Word
  • Sponsored by the African-American Student Association
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Lessons from Little Rock: Ernest Green
  • Event begins at 7 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Lecture about the "Little Rock Nine" and their experiences
  • Sponsored by the Office of Student Services, the Department of History and Political Science, College of Arts and Humanities, African-American Student Association and Omega Psi Phi
Friday, Feb. 28 - 90's Party
  • Event begins at 9 p.m., Young Ballroom
  • Dance party featuring 90's music
  • Sponsored by the African-American Student Association
Be sure to log back on ArkansasTechNews.com for complete coverage of Black History Month at Arkansas Tech.  
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