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Black History Month 2018

February 1 2018 - February 28 2018

Black History Month 2018

More Than Just A Color: Unsung Heroes

February 1: Movie Night - Detroit 

7:00 PM
Langner Hall 120

February 2: Black History Month Chapel Service

10:00 - 10:20 AM
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

February 6: Center for African-American Studies Open House 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Langner Hall 237

Soul Food Night

4:30 - 7:30 PM
Hein Dining Hall

February 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Guest Speaker: Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, And Redemption In An American Prison

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and a Senior Fellow with the Dream Corps. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, was released in March 2016 and debuted on The New York Times Best Seller List as well as The Washington Post Best Seller List. An unforgettable tale of forgiveness and second chances, Writing My Wrongs reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. Shaka’s story has inspired thousands and serves as a powerful testament to the power of hope, compassion and unconditional love.

Watch Shaka Senghor's interview with Oprah Winfrey and his 2014 TED Talk.

February 9: Black History Month Chapel Service

10:00 - 10:20 AM 
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

February 12: Guest Speaker: Dr. Chawanna Bethany Chambers '07, President of Single Seed Enrichment School

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Dunne Conference Center, Tschoepe Hall

Dr. Chawanna Bethany Chambers is a national award-winning and board certified pre-K-20 career educator with teaching experience spanning primary, secondary and higher education. Currently, she is a curriculum developer and summer assistant director of curriculum for a New England nonprofit organization and teaches undergraduate and graduate education courses online.

In 2016, she founded Single Seed Enrichment School, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences of Pre-K-12 children in San Antonio, Texas. Single Seed is one part of the legacy she wants to leave in the world—one that actualizes the lived experiences of each child who chooses to learn. Chambers earned her B.A. in multidisciplinary studies from TLU where she graduated magna cum laude. She also obtained an M.Ed. in educational administration from Grand Canyon University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Capella University. Chambers is currently enrolled in George Mason University’s Graduate Certificate program for blended and online learning in K-12 Schools.

She has taught K-12 English online, coordinated Title I after-school tutoring programs, served as a reading intervention teacher, helped plan and facilitate advisory programs, developed curriculum, supported teachers as an instructional coach, and served in several other leadership capacities. In addition to being named New Teacher of the Year in 2009, the National Council for Teachers of English awarded her with one of its Early Career Educator awards, and she received the Principal’s Award on her campus in 2010.

Watch Founder's Story, the story behind her vision for opening a public charter school in her hometown of San Antonio.

February 15: Black Student Union (BSU) Talent Show

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Graf Lounge, ASC

February 16: Black History Month Chapel Service

10:00 - 10:20 AM 
Chapel of the Abiding Presence 

February 16-18 & Feb. 23-24: TLU Dramatic Media Presents: Othello

Starring: Daniel Saunders, Van Stripling, and Brianna Gaetz. Featuring Dave Legore

Evenings: Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 PM & Matinees: Feb. 18, 23 at 2:30 PM

Weston Center Studio Theatre

Arguably one of the greatest dramas ever written, Othello is a masterpiece of revenge, deception, jealous passion, and murder. Othello’s trusted associate Iago conspires to sabotage the love between Othello and his wife, Desdemona. When presented with false evidence, Othello’s rage and jealousy consumes him, leading to a tragic conclusion.

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February 17: Service Day with BSU and the National Society of Leadership and Success at Everything Jesus! Ranch

8:15 AM  - 1:00 PM
Volunteers will meet in the ASC at 8:15 AM to complete required forms before traveling to Jesus! Ranch (12061 FM 466 Seguin, TX), where the event will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

February 20: Black History Month Poster Show

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Fireside Lounge, ASC

February 22: Our Generation Panel Discussions

7:30 - 8:30 PM
Graf Lounge, ASC

February 23: Black History Month Chapel Service

10:00 - 10:20 AM
Chapel of the Abiding Presence 

2017 Event Sponsors

  • African-American Studies
  • Black Student Union
  • Blumberg Memorial Library
  • Brown Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Department of History
  • Center For Servant Leadership
  • Student Life & Learning
  • Sodexo

February 1, 2018 12:00 AM Central Black History Month 2018

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March 1, 2018 - March 28, 2018

The Big Give 2018

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Spring Choir Tour 2018

April 5, 2018 - April 10, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Spring Choir Tour 2018: Home Concert

April 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seventh Annual Water to Thrive Benefit

April 12, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CHAOS Chemistry Night 2018

April 12, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Clarinetworks 2018

April 14, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm