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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 9, 2016

K-State Black History Month Activities

Submitted by Dilllon Evans

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) would like to share some information about our upcoming events.

• Join the K-State Chapter of MANRRS as we share the accomplishments and biographies of the first black graduates Trailblazers of Kansas State University: The First Black Graduates Revisited: George Washington Owens and Minnie Howell! This event will take place February 10 at 6 p.m. in Waters Hall, Room 137. Refreshments and pizza will be provided so please come out as we celebrate our past K-State family.

• The DPO would like to announce that Black History Month has started! The theme for the month is "A Different World: The Black Experience," so the hashtag on all of social media will be #TheBlackExperience. Please attend and participate in these events this month! The events are as follows:

Monday, February 1:
Start of Social Media Campaign
#TheBlackExperience, follow @ksubsu on Twitter, Instagram, and K-State Black Student Union on Facebook!

Tuesday, February 2:
“Crazy Eights” hosted by Delta Sigma Theta K-State Union, Room 227, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9:
Maggie Anderson: "My Year of Buying Black"  at K-State Alumni Center Ballroom, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
**First 50 guests will receive a free copy of Anderson's book, "Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy."

Wednesday, February 10:
Trailblazers of Kansas State University: “First Black Graduates Revisited” hosted by MANRRS in Waters Hall, Room 137.
**Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 12:
Boys and Girls Club Collaboration. Boys and Girls Club, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
**Sign-up to attend

Monday, February 15:
Soul Café ft. Tebe Zalango and “The Ministry” at K- State Union Main Ballroom, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. K-State Student Performances
**Sign-up by Feb. 12 to perform.

Tuesday, February 16:
Business Fashion Show hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha
**Model sign-up deadline: Friday, February 12
Black Celebrity discussion in K-State Union, Room 227, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17:
Black Leadership Conference at the K-State Union, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
**Please contact Caitlyn Wells at caiwel@ksu.edu to volunteer

Tuesday, February 23:
“Our Story: Black at K-State” in the Hemisphere Room, Hale Library, 7 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27:
Ebony Theatre - "The Dutchman" at the New Purple Masque Theatre (East Stadium next to Alumni Center), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27:
Big XII Conference on Black Student Leadership in Lawrence.

Study Sessions - Every Sunday in Room 401, Hale Library 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

We look forward to seeing all of you at these events and utilizing #TheBlackExperience on social media!

Please continue to look for more diversity events as we continue to advertise. We appreciate your support. For more information about upcoming events or to collaborate with the DPO, please call 785-532-5793 or contact Dr. Zelia Wiley, Interim Associate Provost for Diversity, zwiley@ksu.edu.