Colorado State University Celebrates Black History Month

Colorado State University will celebrate Black History Month with numerous events for students and members of the Fort Collins community. Highlights of the month follow.

– Media coverage of the Civil Rights movement at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Cherokee Park Room, Lory Student Center. Laurie Flucker, assistant dean at Texas State University, presents information about the impact of media coverage on the Civil Rights movement.

– Native Americans and African Americans at noon Feb. 10, Lory Student Center Room 218. Ty Smith, director of Native American Student Services, leads discussion about indigenous and African experiences in the United States.

– Diabetes Charity Basketball event at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the university’s recreational center. Members of the Interfraternity, National Panhellenic Council and the National Pan-Hellenic raise money for the Denver Diabetes Foundation.

– Sickle Cell Anemia at noon Feb. 15 in Room 204 Lory Student Center, Black Student Services’ Monthly Knowledge for the Soul Chat. Join Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Cheri Lazar from Colorado State University Hartshorn Health Services as they provide information about Sickle Cell Anemia and its impact on today’s African American community.

– African American College Students Today at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in Room 203-205 Lory Student Center. Robert Page, founder of The National Black Greek Leadership Conference and the "Am I My Brothers Keeper" Black Male Collegiate Conference, advisor to the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government and coordinator of Noell Levitz Conference on the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color. Page will share information on the African American college student experience.

– Feb. 17, Seoul II Soul, Asian Pacific American Student Services’ T.E.A.  Time Monthly Series begins at noon in Room 212 Lory Student Center. A documentary of the true life story of an African American man married to a Korean woman. The story of their marriage, raising their children and the challenges they met from society. A discussion will follow the documentary.

– Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Senate Chambers of the Lory Student Center. The staff of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Office will host Sherri Benn, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Texas State University who will address issues of student participation in student leadership, service learning and civic engagement.

– Featured movie, "Ray," at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in DC Bottoms, Durrell Center. The Programming Activities Council presents the critically acclaimed autobiographical movie of American music icon, Ray Charles, starring Jamie Foxx.

– Having Our Say, the Delaney Sisters First 100 Years, Advocacy Offices Book Club, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m., Room 204 Lory Student Center. Join the Student Affairs Advocacy Book Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as they lead the discussion of the Delaney sisters, both more than 100 years old. The Delaney Sisters’ story gives historical depth and significance that exceeds any history lesson. They are storytellers in the tradition of the African Griot.

– A Different World, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, DC Bottoms, Durrell Center. Hugh Allen, actor, is hosted by Housing and Dining Services. Allen will share his perspectives and experiences from his role with the NBC sitcom "A Different World," which starred Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy. Allen is the younger brother of famed sisters, Phylicia Allen Rashad (who played the mother in the famed Cosby Show) and Debbie Allen (Broadway and television star).

– Celebrating Colorado State University’s Black faculty and staff and Black History Month 2005 Closing Ceremony begins at noon Feb. 24 in the Sunken Lounge. A celebration and acknowledgment of the university’s Black faculty and staff members who contribute to the academic and cultural experience of Colorado State University’s campus. The program will also recap Black History Month programs and events at Colorado State. Remarks will be made by Jennifer Williams Molock and Tony Daniels, Office of Black Student Services.

For more information, call the university’s Office of Black Student Services at (970) 491-5781.