black-history-month-2014

Black History Month 2014

" U.P.L.I.F.T."
"Upholding a Past of Leadership, Integrity, Fortitude, and Talent"

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Black History Month Kickoff

Join us as we kick off this illustrious month of Black History Month with guest speaker, A. Byron Coleman III.  He is the Pastor of the 5th Street Baptist Church, Chaplain of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Adjunct Professor in the African & African American Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma.  During the kickoff, we will discuss the state of African-Americans and their role in Higher Education, the legacy of Nelson Mandela and ways African-Americans can fulfill the purpose of their ancestors.

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Cherokee Room

Sponsor: Black Student Association & The Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Soul Food Potluck/Open Mic Night

Come out as the Black Student Association collaborates with the Lambda Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  This event will be filled with a great atmosphere of authentic southern food, spoken word and karaoke.  Come enjoy the family environment and free food.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsors: Black Student Association & The Lambda Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Greenwood Cultural Center

Do you want to go on a field trip?  Sign up and prepare for a day-trip to Tulsa as we explore the Greenwood Cultural Center and its grand business district.  Students will be able to learn about the Tulsa Race Riots, “Black” Wall Street and the ways the city is redeveloping North Tulsa.  Space is limited, but the trip is free.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the Office of Diversity Inclusion (Nigh University Center, Room 211).

Time: Students will be departing from UCO at 9 a.m.  We will return the same day around 5 p.m.

Location: 322 North Greenwood Avenue

                    Tulsa, OK 74120

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Quad-A High School Step Show

Enjoy the sounds and movements that are incorporated in the African art form known as “stepping”.  The African American Alumni Alliance (Quad A) presents the High School Step Show, which will highlight various schools from around the state.  Cash prizes will be given to the winner.

Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Constitution Hall

Cost:  $5.00

Sponsor:  Quad A

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Miss Black UCO Pageant

You are cordially invited to experience the 30th Miss Black University of Central Oklahoma Pageant, as wonderful students vie for the title and crown of becoming our “queen to be”.

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Pageant starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Constitution Hall

Cost: Free with UCO ID, $7.00 without UCO ID

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Monday, February 10, 2014

Beauty Me Down!

Enjoy the great discussion as women talk about African-American women hair care, which includes conversations about natural versus relaxed hair and various healthy hair care products to use.  Trained and specialized hair care professionals will be on site to answer questions and give tips to ladies about protecting their hair.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Heritage Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & W.O.M.E.N.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

“The Black Church”

What happened to the Black Church?  Are students still involved in the church during their college life?  Is the church still the cornerstone of our communities? Come out as various pastors from the Oklahoma City area explore topics related to students and the Black Church.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Robert S. Kerr Room (Room 301)

Sponsor:  Reach Out

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

African-American Faculty/Staff Keynote Address

The African American Faculty & Staff Association proudly recognizes those who are making significant contributions to our campus and communities.  Come out as AAFSA addresses some major issues in the African-American community and recognizes a great African-American leader in our local community.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Heritage Room

Sponsor:  African American Faculty & Staff Association

 

Throw What Ya Know!

These days almost every fraternity and sorority organization throws a hand sign with little understanding of the history behind their origination.  Join NPHC and Panhellenic as they discuss the history and meaning of their hand signs. Come "throw what ya know" with fraternity and sorority life.  This event is open to all students and light snack and refreshments will be served. 

Time:  7:00 p.m

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  National Pan-Hellenic and Panhellenic Council

 

Hip-Hop Fitness Class

Black Student Association member Kayla Colbert will be teaching a hip hop routine that is guaranteed to keep you moving and fit.  Come out and enjoy as we prepare to stay healthy and have a good time.

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Wellness Center

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Barber Shop

Skip the trip to your barber and join us for free haircuts and manly discussion. Our own, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Stevie Johnson, will be facilitating the discussion. Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Robert S. Kerr Room (Room 301)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Beauty Shop Talk

Ladies come and be pampered! Free nails, makeovers, masks, and indulging conversation.  Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Carl Albert Room (Room 300)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

African Storytellers

Come listen and enjoy the rich history of folk-tales and the sounds of African drums. Jahruba Lambert engages us with the stories of what the ancestors of African Americans went through and the various ways they overcame their struggles.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, African American Mural (2nd Floor by the bookstore)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 


“Why I Won’t Hire Black People”

"Why I Won't Hire Black People" is a labor of love for every black person that leaves an interview with a rejection without the quality feedback deserved. Author Asa Leveaux will be discussing his book and reveal his knowledge to all generations.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

African Dance Fitness

Did you catch the fun African dances at the Black Student Association Kwanzaa night? Shatima Bennett will teach an African dance fitness routine free to all students. Come out and enjoy!

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

African-American Male Forum

Why are so many African Americans males not attending college? What challenges are holding them back from graduating? Dr. Elon Dancy, tenured professor at the University of Oklahoma, will be facilitating discussions on the issues facing African American males, particularly those enrolled at predominantly white institutions, and finding ways to positively reach this demographic of students.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hip-Hop Forum

What is Hip Hop?  How has it changed over the years and is it still a positive message in the eyes of the media?  Come out and enjoy the discussion as DJs and community leaders discuss the state of Hip Hop and how it is still a driving force in the African-American community.

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

 

Guiding Right & STD Testing

Are you positive you’re negative? All students are invited for free testing in the Nigh University Center. “Fight Against Aids” pins will be given to the first 50 participants.  Come know your status!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Room 201 & Room 202

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Tuesday, February 24, 2014

Brown Bag Luncheon

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a Brown Bag Luncheon where they will be discussing the issues of African-American males in college.  Research will be presented and dialogue will be facilitated amongst faculty and staff members across the UCO campus.  The idea of the luncheon is to formulate ways to better reach AND keep this population at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Carl Albert Room

Sponsor:  The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

African-American Faculty Staff Breakfast

The National Panhellenic council will be providing a breakfast for all African-American Faculty & Staff on the campus of UCO.  NPHC will also be giving out an Appreciation Award to one faculty or staff member of their choice.

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  National Panhellenic Council

Quiz Bowl Competition

Do you feel like you know Black History? Well get your team of 3 and let’s quiz you.  Come out as students face off against faculty and staff here at UCO.  Prizes will be given to the winners.  For more information regarding the quiz bowl, contact Aja Bowman at (afarin34@gmail.com).  Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spelling Bee

The Black Student Association will reward one person a book scholarship in the annual Spring Spelling Bee. To get the list of words contact Black Student Association President Jeanee Canada (jcanada2@uco.edu).  Food will be provided. A $300 book voucher will be given

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Ballroom C (3rd Floor)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bowling Night

You’re invited to come help us bring Black History Month to a close! Entry and all lanes will be covered. However, shoes are not provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: AMF Lanes

                 3501 S Boulevard St,

                 Edmond, OK 73013

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big XII Conference on Black Student Government

The Big XII Conference on Black Student Government is an annual student leadership conference attended by UCO students who are determined to not only be active students on the UCO campus, but to better our campus and communities.

Location: Iowa State University


  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Black History Month Kickoff

Join us as we kick off this illustrious month of Black History Month with guest speaker, A. Byron Coleman III.  He is the Pastor of the 5th Street Baptist Church, Chaplain of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Adjunct Professor in the African & African American Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma.  During the kickoff, we will discuss the state of African-Americans and their role in Higher Education, the legacy of Nelson Mandela and ways African-Americans can fulfill the purpose of their ancestors.

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Cherokee Room

Sponsor: Black Student Association & The Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Soul Food Potluck/Open Mic Night

Come out as the Black Student Association collaborates with the Lambda Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  This event will be filled with a great atmosphere of authentic southern food, spoken word and karaoke.  Come enjoy the family environment and free food.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsors: Black Student Association & The Lambda Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Greenwood Cultural Center

Do you want to go on a field trip?  Sign up and prepare for a day-trip to Tulsa as we explore the Greenwood Cultural Center and its grand business district.  Students will be able to learn about the Tulsa Race Riots, “Black” Wall Street and the ways the city is redeveloping North Tulsa.  Space is limited, but the trip is free.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the Office of Diversity Inclusion (Nigh University Center, Room 211).

Time: Students will be departing from UCO at 9 a.m.  We will return the same day around 5 p.m.

Location: 322 North Greenwood Avenue

                    Tulsa, OK 74120

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Quad-A High School Step Show

Enjoy the sounds and movements that are incorporated in the African art form known as “stepping”.  The African American Alumni Alliance (Quad A) presents the High School Step Show, which will highlight various schools from around the state.  Cash prizes will be given to the winner.

Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Constitution Hall

Cost:  $5.00

Sponsor:  Quad A

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Miss Black UCO Pageant

You are cordially invited to experience the 30th Miss Black University of Central Oklahoma Pageant, as wonderful students vie for the title and crown of becoming our “queen to be”.

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Pageant starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Constitution Hall

Cost: Free with UCO ID, $7.00 without UCO ID

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Beauty Me Down!

Enjoy the great discussion as women talk about African-American women hair care, which includes conversations about natural versus relaxed hair and various healthy hair care products to use.  Trained and specialized hair care professionals will be on site to answer questions and give tips to ladies about protecting their hair.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Heritage Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & W.O.M.E.N.

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

“The Black Church”

What happened to the Black Church?  Are students still involved in the church during their college life?  Is the church still the cornerstone of our communities? Come out as various pastors from the Oklahoma City area explore topics related to students and the Black Church.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Robert S. Kerr Room (Room 301)

Sponsor:  Reach Out

 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

African-American Faculty/Staff Keynote Address

The African American Faculty & Staff Association proudly recognizes those who are making significant contributions to our campus and communities.  Come out as AAFSA addresses some major issues in the African-American community and recognizes a great African-American leader in our local community.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Heritage Room

Sponsor:  African American Faculty & Staff Association

 

 

 

 

 

Throw What Ya Know!

These days almost every fraternity and sorority organization throws a hand sign with little understanding of the history behind their origination.  Join NPHC and Panhellenic as they discuss the history and meaning of their hand signs. Come "throw what ya know" with fraternity and sorority life.  This event is open to all students and light snack and refreshments will be served. 

Time:  7:00 p.m

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  National Pan-Hellenic and Panhellenic Council

 

Hip-Hop Fitness Class

Black Student Association member Kayla Colbert will be teaching a hip hop routine that is guaranteed to keep you moving and fit.  Come out and enjoy as we prepare to stay healthy and have a good time.

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Wellness Center

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Barber Shop

Skip the trip to your barber and join us for free haircuts and manly discussion. Our own, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Stevie Johnson, will be facilitating the discussion. Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Robert S. Kerr Room (Room 301)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Beauty Shop Talk

Ladies come and be pampered! Free nails, makeovers, masks, and indulging conversation.  Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Carl Albert Room (Room 300)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

African Storytellers

Come listen and enjoy the rich history of folk-tales and the sounds of African drums. Jahruba Lambert engages us with the stories of what the ancestors of African Americans went through and the various ways they overcame their struggles.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, African American Mural (2nd Floor by the bookstore)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

 

 

 

“Why I Won’t Hire Black People”

"Why I Won't Hire Black People" is a labor of love for every black person that leaves an interview with a rejection without the quality feedback deserved. Author Asa Leveaux will be discussing his book and reveal his knowledge to all generations.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

African Dance Fitness

Did you catch the fun African dances at the Black Student Association Kwanzaa night? Shatima Bennett will teach an African dance fitness routine free to all students. Come out and enjoy!

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

African-American Male Forum

Why are so many African Americans males not attending college? What challenges are holding them back from graduating? Dr. Elon Dancy, tenured professor at the University of Oklahoma, will be facilitating discussions on the issues facing African American males, particularly those enrolled at predominantly white institutions, and finding ways to positively reach this demographic of students.

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hip-Hop Forum

What is Hip Hop?  How has it changed over the years and is it still a positive message in the eyes of the media?  Come out and enjoy the discussion as DJs and community leaders discuss the state of Hip Hop and how it is still a driving force in the African-American community.

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiding Right & STD Testing

Are you positive you’re negative? All students are invited for free testing in the Nigh University Center. “Fight Against Aids” pins will be given to the first 50 participants.  Come know your status!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Room 201 & Room 202

Sponsor:  Black Student Association & The Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2014

Brown Bag Luncheon

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a Brown Bag Luncheon where they will be discussing the issues of African-American males in college.  Research will be presented and dialogue will be facilitated amongst faculty and staff members across the UCO campus.  The idea of the luncheon is to formulate ways to better reach AND keep this population at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Carl Albert Room

Sponsor:  The Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

African-American Faculty Staff Breakfast

The National Panhellenic council will be providing a breakfast for all African-American Faculty & Staff on the campus of UCO.  NPHC will also be giving out an Appreciation Award to one faculty or staff member of their choice.

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  National Panhellenic Council

 

Quiz Bowl Competition

Do you feel like you know Black History? Well get your team of 3 and let’s quiz you.  Come out as students face off against faculty and staff here at UCO.  Prizes will be given to the winners.  For more information regarding the quiz bowl, contact Aja Bowman at (afarin34@gmail.com).  Food will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:  TBA

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spelling Bee

The Black Student Association will reward one person a book scholarship in the annual Spring Spelling Bee. To get the list of words contact Black Student Association President Jeanee Canada (jcanada2@uco.edu).  Food will be provided. A $300 book voucher will be given

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Nigh University Center, Ballroom C (3rd Floor)

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bowling Night

You’re invited to come help us bring Black History Month to a close! Entry and all lanes will be covered. However, shoes are not provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: AMF Lanes

                   3501 S Boulevard St,

                 Edmond, OK 73013

Sponsor:  Black Student Association

 

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big XII Conference on Black Student Government

The Big XII Conference on Black Student Government is an annual student leadership conference attended by UCO students who are determined to not only be active students on the UCO campus, but to better our campus and communities.

Location: Iowa State University

Contact Us

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • 100 N. University Drive NUC BOX 321
  • Edmond, OK 73034
  • Phone: (405) 974.3588
  • Email: cmatallana@uco.edu

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