BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS SERIOUS, JOYFUL
BGSU will celebrate Black History Month with arts, academic, and personal growth events that stretch across time and continents.
The 17th annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference, "Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies," on Feb. 13 in 101 Olscamp Hall is an opportunity
for graduate and undergraduate students to present original research in a professional setting. Morning and afternoon panel discussions will be punctuated
by a noon luncheon with keynote presentation by Dele Jegede, a prominent Nigerian art historian, critic, curator and artist known for his political
commentary. Jegede will speak on "Frictions and Fusions: Issues in 21st Century African Diaspora Studies." To make lunch reservations, call 419-372-7814 by
Wednesday (Feb. 4). Admission to the conference and keynote address without lunch is free.
On Feb. 18, Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," BGSU's 2014-15 Common Read, will speak. Moore, a Rhodes Scholar, decorated
combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader, wrote about his counterpart of the same name, from the same neighborhood and similar background,
but who is serving a life sentence for felony murder. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 presentation in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson
Student Union. Moore will sign books after the question-and-answer portion of the program. The event is sponsored by University Libraries and will be
streamed live to BGSU Firelands' Cedar Point Center Auditorium.