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SXU celebrates Black History Month

Month of speakers and events at Chicago campus

Chicago (Feb. 3, 2010) Saint Xavier University is celebrating Black History Month with a month-long schedule of performances, panel discussions and other events, all free and open to the public.  Events will be held at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

•	Celeste Watkins: Mentoring and Professional Development
6 p.m., Wed., Feb. 3, Butler Reception Room
A lecture by Celeste Watkins, professor at Northwestern University, on "Mentoring and Professional Development."  Watkins' presentation will discuss the importance of mentoring and professional development for African-Americans in Higher Education.  

•	HIV/AIDS Awareness Program
7 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 4, McGuire Hall
HIV/AIDS activist David Robertson will present a one-man show about his story of being diagnosed with HIV, battling depression and his hope of stopping the infection rate through his message.  

•	Financial Literacy
5:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 9, Student Lounge
Jay Rhodes from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation will talk about the importance of financial literacy in the African-American community. 

•	Youths and Violence Panel Discussion
7 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 11, McGuire Hall
A discussion is about increasing numbers of youths who have become victims of violence, and how this has affected the African-American community in Chicago.

•	He Say/She Say Who’s To Blame?
7 p.m., Tues., Feb. 16, Diner Atrium
An open forum about African-American male and female relationships in celebration of Valentine’s Day 

•	Laugh out Loud Comedy Show
7 p.m., Fri., Feb. 19, McGuire Hall
Join us for a comedy show with performances by Rashida “Sheeds,” Clark Jones and Wild Cat from BET’s Comic View.

•	National African American Read-In
Noon, Mon., Feb. 22, Bishop Quarter Room
Come support the nationwide African American read-in as we read short stories from notable black authors. Feel free to bring a story to share.  

•	Good Hair
8 p.m. Tues., Feb. 23, McGuire Hall
A screening of Chris Rock’s Good Hair, an insightful and entertaining documentary about African-American hair culture. 

•	Black History Month Knowledge Bowl
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, Butler Reception Room 
Teams will be tested on their knowledge of black history and Black History Month events. The winning team will receive prizes.

Black History Month is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Department of Campus Life, African-American Studies, Barrier Breakers Club, Black Student Union and NAACP Interest Group.

For more information, please contact Campus Life Assistant Director for Multicultural and Leadership Programming Erika McCall at (773) 298-3166.

-SXU-

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations	
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632
foot@sxu.edu