Colorado State University will celebrate February as Black History Month with several events for students and members of the Fort Collins community. A list of activities follows.
– Opening ceremony at noon Feb. 1 in the commons of the lower level of the Lory Student Center. Fort Collins Mayor Doug Hutchinson makes the 2007 Black History Month proclamation.
– Keynote speaker Nevil Shed from the movie "Glory Road" will speak on leadership, diversity, courage and social change at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Shed was a member of the Texas Western University’s 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship team, which had the first all-black starting lineup.
– "One Week," movie of the week, at noon Feb 2 in Room 204 Lory Student Center. The movie features a groom-to-be who is waiting for his HIV test results.
– CSU Alumni Luncheon Series at 11:30 a.m. Feb 6 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland. The luncheon will feature retired Lt. Col. John Mosley, a 1943 Colorado State graduate who was the first black person to play football in the Big Seven Conference and to win a regional wrestling championship. Call (970) 491-6533 to register.
– Trivia Night at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 in Room 228 Lory Student Center. Black Student Alliance presents a night of trivia about black culture.
– Negro Baseball Leagues, an American Legacy, at 6 p.m. Feb.7 in Room 230 Lory Student Center. Byron Motley speaks. He is the son of Bob Motley, the Negro Baseball Leagues’ oldest living umpire; father and son co-authored a book, "Life Behind the Mask – My Journey as a Negro League Umpire."
– "Love Jones," movie of the week, at noon Feb. 9 in Room 204 Lory Student Center. The movie is a love story about a writer and a photographer who deal with dating and the games people play.
– Comedy show featuring Damon Williams at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Williams is considered to be one of the most elite up-and-comers in the comedy circuit.
– Cupid Connection Dating Game at 7 p.m. Feb.13 in the commons of the lower level of the Lory Student Center. The game pairs singles using questions and answers.
– Meet and celebrate Colorado State’s black faculty, staff and graduate students at noon Feb. 14 in the Longs Peak room of the Lory Student Center.
– African American Men Moving Forward at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Room 228 Lory Student Center. The presenter is Dexter Yarbrough, chief of the Colorado State University Police Department.
– African Spirituals and Drum Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Traditional African rhythms blend with Negro spirituals to create African spirituals.
– "The Untold Story of Emmett Till," movie of the week, at noon Feb. 16 in Room 204 Lory Student Center. The documentary explores the death of 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till, whose case was reopened half a century after his body was found in the Mississippi River.
– The Power of Offensive Words at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 in Rooms 220-222 Lory Student Center. This presentation explores the origins and meanings behind offensive words.
– Power of the Tongue at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Grey Rock Room of the Lory Student Center. Ge-ylah Jones Bradford addresses social, educational and religious themes within her powerful and inspirational lectures.
– "When the Levees Broke" Requiem in Four Acts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Rooms 213-215 Lory Student Center. Showing of the Spike Lee documentary addressing the challenges of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
– Little Shop of Physics from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. Provides information about black inventors and includes more than 200 hands-on science experiments.
– Voices of Survival at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Stories from victims of the Holocaust and Rwandan massacres, featuring David Gerwirtzman and Eugene Mukeshimana.
– Reflections of Black History Month at noon Feb. 28 in the commons of the lower level of the Lory Student Center. The event reflects on the speakers and activities for Black History Month 2007.
For more information, call Black Student Services at (970) 491-5781 or visit them on the Web at www.bss.colostate.edu.