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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu

FAU Campuses Host Events in Honor of Black History Month

            BOCA RATON , FL (January 9, 2007) - Florida Atlantic University will commemorate Black History Month with a series of events. The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, unless otherwise noted:

What: "The Idea of African Diaspora Art: Mapping the Geopolitical Limits," lecture by Nkiru Nzegwu, professor of Africana studies and philosophy, interpretation and culture at Binghamton University in New York.

Date: Monday, January 29 at 2 p.m.

Location: Board of Trustees Room, ADM 305, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-2595

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What: “Reflections from the Past: Video presentations,” for all who have an interest in learning from others’ experiences. Video clips feature famous artists, entertainers and athletes experiences that have helped shape their lives.

Date: February 1 – 28, Mondays – Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: JU Student Lounge, Port St. Lucie campus

Cost: Free

For information: 772-873-3308

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What: “History and Heroes: Exhibit of photographs and pictures” will display African American history including information on the collective resistance, abolition of the civil war, World War I & II, equal rights, and recent strides.

Date: February 1 – 28, Mondays – Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: JU Building, Port St. Lucie campus

Cost: Free

For information: 772-873-3308

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What: “Cultural Festival: Celebrating the Black Heritage” will include free ethnic food, live performances, exhibits, dance and music.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Free speech area, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-3692

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What: “Achieving Your Dream” will feature speakers who have become successful professionals through education, dedication and sound planning. IBM Human Resources manager Keith Williams and Paula Behul, director of the Equal Opportunity Program at FAU, are the speakers. Free lunch will be provided.

Date: Thursday, February 8, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Majestic Palm Room, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-3958

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What: “African American History: A Tool for Promoting Diversity” is a lecture by Professor Pero Dagbovie from Michigan State University, department of history.

Date: Friday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

Location: Board of Trustees Room, ADM 305, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-2595

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What: “The College Experience from an African American Perspective” will include an open and facilitated discussion for all students. Individuals may share their experiences, learn from others and participate in exercises.

Date: Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

Location: Counseling Center, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: hatwell1@fau.edu

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What: “Heartbreak Hotel” is an open mic & poetry.   The event will feature giveaways, special guest appearances and entertainment.

Date: Tuesday, February 13 at 10 p.m.

Location: Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-4037

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What: “Books in Black: A New Page!” a traveling exhibition to pay tribute to individuals of African ancestry who have made major contributions to society.

Date: Thursday, February 15 - Sunday, April 15

Location: Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-0455, or visit www.jaffecollection.org

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What: “The HR Perspective: Impact of Racism in Higher Education” will teach about stereotypical statements, vocabulary, behavior and physical movements that impact the African American community.

Date: Thursday, February 15 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Board of Trustees Room, ADM 305, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-6055

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What:African Americans in WWII- A Legacy of Patriotism & Valor” is an event featuring a 60-minute film of war veterans from all military branches and their personal experiences of WWII , followed by a discussion with Dr. Phil Cromer, student counseling center.

Date: Friday, February 16, noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Building SR, Room 108, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter campus

Cost: Free

For information: Phil Cromer at 561-799-8621 or pcromer@fau.edu

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What: "Telling Our Stories About Race and Change" is a lecture by Kitty Oliver, FAU faculty member and student in Comparative Ph.D. Program.

Date: Monday, February 19 at 2 p.m.

Location: Board of Trustees Room, ADM 305, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-3920

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What: "Keys to Success: Motivational Leadership Seminar" will showcase influential and inspirational business and community leaders, including Delsa R. Bush, chief of the West Palm Beach Police Department, followed by a reception.

Date: Tuesday, February 20 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: University Center, Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-0431

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What: "Equation for Life: The Blueprint for Success in Business and Life," is conducted by popular youth speaker Omar Tyree. This presentation will help individuals follow a formula for attaining a life long success in business and everyday life.

Date: Wednesday, February 21 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Grand Palm Room, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-3958

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What: “International Shades of Black” is a presentation by Naomi Greelis, office of diversity student services, that will explore the cultures of Black persons in the United States with heritage from other countries.

Date: Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m.

Location: FAU MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Burrow by the T.V., Jupiter campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-799-8585 or ngreelis@fau.edu

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What: “Black-a-Demics” is an educational and entertaining game show about black history.

Date: Tuesday, February 27, from 7 – 10 p.m.

Location: Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton campus

Cost: Free

For information: 561-297-4037

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