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Black History Month Events at NSC

Jan 31, 2008 | Campus News

Henderson, Nev. – Beginning Feb. 7, the Heritage Center at Nevada State College will present its annual series of films, panel discussions, talks and cultural events to celebrate Black History Month.
All events in the series, which will take place throughout February, are free. All are invited to attend and learn about the rich, complex history of Black Americans.
The Heritage Center is a conduit for creating a vibrant and open campus embodying the principles of respect, openness, tolerance, and mutual understanding among all members of the Nevada State College community. Exhibitions and events furthering the center’s mission of promoting awareness and appreciation for the contributions of all races, cultures, lifestyles, and religions are regularly presented throughout the year.
This year will mark Nevada State’s second year hosting events series to celebrate the rich heritages of the peoples of Southern Nevada through a Heritage Center specifically dedicated to this project.
Events will include:
Black History Month Kick-Off event
Thursday, Feb. 7 3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Walter Mason
Topic: Literature That Lives
Location: Dawson Room 109
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Inroads Presentation
Wednesday, Feb. 13 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Local and National Internships for African-American Students
Presenter: Myisha Brown, Inroads Recruiter
Location: Great Hall 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Black Church & Politics Round Table Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 14 3:30 p.m.
Presenters: Local Black Clergy
Location: Dawson Room 109
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Early Black Films Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 20 3:30 p.m.
Featuring groundbreakers Oscar Micheaux Drama’s Herb Jeffries Early Westerns Film Discussion
Speaker: Dr. Peter La Chapelle, Nevada State College assistant history professor
Location: Dawson Room 109
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Gospel Fest
Saturday, Feb. 23 6 p.m.
Local Churches Perform traditional and new gospel songs
Location: Black Mountain Recreational Center
599 Greenway Road, Henderson, NV 89015
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Nevada Board of Regents and Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997. The college currently enrolls more than 2050 students. NSC’s main campus is located on over 500 acres in the foothills of Henderson and provides progressive bachelors programs in several in-demand fields of study. Nevada State College offers a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
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