Ashland University Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month
Ashland University has scheduled a number of events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. In addition to the calendar below, a candlelight vigil against violence honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remembering those who were lost in the Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy will be held in the upper level of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the Ashland University campus Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.
The campus and the community are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.
During the vigil the names of those lost at Sandy Hook will be read aloud with each name followed by silence to express solidarity with those directly affected by this tragedy.
Below is the listing of the Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month events at Ashland University.
Schedule of Events
Jan. 16- Welcome Back Dessert
9-11pm, Eagles’ Landing, Black Student Union
Jan. 16- Jan. 31 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Giveback
Gently worn items and canned food will be collected in the MSS Office, for Associated Charities
Jan. 17 - Student Diversity Advisory Council Meeting
3pm, Student Life Conference Room, Suite 232 HCSC
Jan. 17 – Unity Puzzle, 10am-2pm, Student Center (table in front of Eagles’ Nest)
Jan.23 - Diversity Faculty Spotlight: Sharleen Mondal, Assistant Professor of English 4pm, HCSC Auditorium, Office of Multicultural Student Services
Jan. 23 - Black History Film Series/Discussion, Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream”
7pm, HCSC Auditorium, Office of Multicultural Student Services
Feb. 1-Mar.1 – Black History Month Trivia Game. Questions will be posted on social media sites with weekly winners, all weekly winners will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing
Feb. 4 – Soul Café: A Celebration of the Arts 5pm-7pm, The Urban Center, 134 Main Street, Mansfield
Feb. 5 – Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry 11:30am-1:30pm, Eisenhower Student Union, OSU Mansfield Campus
Feb. 6 - Movie Night - The Great Debaters 9-11pm, HCSC Auditorium, Black Student Union
Feb. 7 – Neither Here nor There: Embracing the Complexity of Gender Identity, 12:30pm, The Conard Performance Hall (Riedl 151)
OSU Mansfield Campus
Feb. 13 - Game Show, 9-11pm, Conference Rooms ABCD-HCSC, Black Student Union
Feb. 14 - Women of Excellence Valentine’s Day Bake Off, 7pm, Clark Kitchen, Office of Multicultural Student Services
Feb. 14 – Jazz Band Concert, 6pm, Eisenhower Student Union, OSU Mansfield Campus
Feb. 20 – Saving One of Ohio’s Most Storied Black Communities, 12:30pm, Bromfield 117, OSU Mansfield Campus
Feb. 20 - Diversity Faculty Spotlight: Iyad Ajwa, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1pm, HCSC Auditorium, Office of Multicultural Student Services
Feb. 20 - Talkin’ in the Halls Topic: Black History, 9-11pm, HCSC Auditorium, Black Student Union
Feb. 21 – Soul Food Dinner, 6pm, Eisenhower Campus Café, OSU Mansfield-Tickets are $10.00 to reserve tickets, please call 419-755-4314. All tickets must be paid for in advance and must be picked up no later than Friday, February 15, 2013, at12pm.
Feb. 26 – Community Conversation: Hoodwinked, 6pm, Mansfield Senior High School Auditorium
Feb. 27 – Preacher Moss: End of Racism Tour, 12:30pm, Eisenhower Student Union, OSU Mansfield Campus
Feb. 27 - Evening of Celebration, 7pm, Upper Convo, Black Student Union
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.