February 02, 2012 12:00AM
The Pittsburg State University community will celebrate Black History Month with a roster of activities designed to educate and entertain both the student body and community.
“Black History Month fills students with a sense of pride in knowing the university supports and recognizes them,” said Deatrea Rose, director of Student Diversity at PSU. “There are so many great contributions that have been made by African Americans. This is the time to highlight those accomplishments.
The activities begin with a skate party hosted by the Black Student Association on Friday, Feb. 3, and include motivational speakers and even special foods served at the university’s Gibson Dining Hall.
Events for the month include:
Feb. 3 - Skate Night hosted by the BSA. 7 p.m., Lowe’s Skateway Roller Rink in Pittsburg. Admission $7.
Feb. 5 - “The Gospel Experience.” 11 a.m., LightHouse Temple (202 W. 9th, Pittburg). Dinner immediately following at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th, Pittsburg.
Feb. 9 - Let’s Talk: Black History Month Student Panel. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wilkinson Alumni Center. Lunch provided.
Feb. 13 - “Spoken Word” featuring Brandon Xplicit and Lyric Xpression. 6-10 p.m., University Club in Overman Student Center.
Feb. 14 - BSA will hand out candy and Black History facts on the Oval.
Feb. 21 - Soul Food Dinner by Sodexo, featured in Gibson Dining Hall.
Feb. 21 - Motivational Speaker Shelly Coulter, executive director of the Kansas City (Kan.) School Foundation for Excellence. 6:30 p.m., Sunflower Room in Overman Student Center.
Feb. 22 - Pecha Kucha Night, (time to be determined), University Club.
Feb. 28 - Motivational Speaker Kevin Powell (who starred in the first season of MTV’s “The Real World” and interviewed TuPac Shapur before his death). 6 p.m., McCray Hall.
For more information on Black History Month events, contact Rose in the Diversity Office at 620-235-6556.