All events will take place on campus and are free and open to the public.
“We are excited again to present another slate of outstanding speakers for the 2014 recognition of Black History Month,” said Dr. Wayne Brumfield, vice president for student affairs.
“Many of the speakers are graduates of ULM who have gone on to do outstanding work in education, athletics, arts and music. Their commitment to coming back and sharing their success with our students, faculty, staff and community provides positive motivation—especially for our students to know that they too can be successful in their chosen field of study. “
Tuesday, Feb. 4:
At 5:30 p.m. in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library, William Gipson, associate vice provost for equity and access at the University of Pennsylvania will be the featured speaker. A reception will follow.
Thursday, Feb. 6:
The annual “African Americans in the Arts” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.
Tuesday, Feb. 11:
At noon, in the Student Union Building (SUB) students will enjoy the presentation, “African American Contributions to the World.”
At 5:30 p.m., in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library, ULM alum Reggie Roberts will be the featured speaker. Roberts is the Vice President of Communications for the Atlanta Falcons. A reception will follow.
Thursday, Feb. 13:
Dr. Sarah McCoy Abakwue, the first African American graduate of ULM, will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the ULM Library Conference Center located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library. A reception will follow.
Monday, Feb. 17:
A presentation from Dr. Joni Jones, a Department of Communication Traveling Scholar, will take place at 7 p.m., in Brown Auditorium. The presentation is sponsored by the ULM Speech and Debate Forum.
Tuesday, Feb. 18:
At 5:30 p.m., in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library, Lt. General Russel L. Honore’ will present “The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” A reception and book signing will follow.
Wednesday, Feb. 19:
The Black History Art Expo begins at 5 p.m. in the ULM Library Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the ULM Library. A reception will follow.
Sunday, Feb. 23:
A Gospel Concert will be held at 4 p.m., in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. This concert will feature a number of local and university choirs including the ULM Interdenominational Ensemble, the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church Choir, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Youth and Young Adult Choir, and the Zion Traveler’s Male Quartet.
Tuesday Feb. 25:
The ULM Campus Activities Board (CAB) will present “Cultural Shock Diversity Hypnosis” at 6 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
All photos of Black History Month speakers courtesy