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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Official VSU Black History Week

After our Black History Celebration Program on Thursday, Rep. Alisha Morgan will be having a book signing. Come out and get your autographed copy.

February 2, 2012
Malynda Dorsey
VSU Communications Specialist

Black History Week: Celebrating the Legacy, Building Our Own
VALDOSTA -- As the nation observes the accomplishments of notable black men and women in history throughout the month, Valdosta State University will host events and activities on campus from Monday, Feb. 6, to Feb 10 that focus on the contributions of African Americans in America. VSU’s Second Annual Black History Week is sponsored by the VSU NAACP, Black Student League (BSL), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Creative Media & Marketing.
The theme for Black History Week is “Celebrating the Legacy, Building Our Own.”

“American history was and still is being shaped by people from different countries, cultures, religions and backgrounds everyday and it is important that we acknowledge the contributions of everyone,” VSU NAACP President DeAndre Jones said. “The contributions and roles of African Americans in America for over 400 years are without a doubt an important subject and cannot be ignored. I see this week as an opportunity to share our culture and history with the entire campus community.”

Jones added that there is nowhere better to celebrate diversity and education than at the university.

“As Carter G. Woodson, the originator of Black History Month (or week in those days) once said, ‘Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.’ With that said, history no matter what color, needs be celebrated. It's our history, it's your history, and most importantly it's America's history.”

Schedule of Events

VSU Black History Week Jump-Off Unity Cookout
Monday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. on the VSU Front Lawn
All students are invited to enjoy food, music and games.

A Catwalk Through the Past Fashion Show
Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Bailey Science Center
The show will feature various fashion trends.

Organizational Meet and Greet
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Meeting Rooms A & B
This will be an opportunity for students to meet members of the hosting organizations.

Black in America Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater
The panel will include VSU students and faculty members who have shown leadership and outstanding service on campus. The panel will discuss issues about education, diversity on campus, leadership and opportunities.

VSU Black History Celebration Program
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater
The program will feature keynote speaker, Georgia Representative Alisha Morgan. There will also do a book signing afterward.

“Ambitious: An All Black Affair”
Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. at Fruits of the Garden, located at 115 W. Central Ave.
VSU students are invited to enjoy live entertainment and open mic. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

NAACP Youth & College is Leadership

by Alycia Singletary

Being an NAACP Youth Leader has been an honor and a privilege! Personally it is a passion of mine to help people, but especially those who cannot help themselves. In joining the NAACP, my original goal was to be of service where I was needed, but that soon changed. I quickly developed a desire to help as many people as I can, as much as I can... READ MORE

Friday, January 6, 2012

We Still March: MLK March and Candlelight Vigil

"We Still March: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Candlelight Vigil"

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
University Center Brick Patio

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. redefined the civil rights movement and acted as a catalyst for many of the freedoms we currently enjoy. We are inviting the entire campus community as well as the citizens of Valdosta to join us as we celebrate the legacy of this influential pioneer and reflect on the impact he has had on our nation. The VSU NAACP College Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Mu Omicron Chapter, and the Office of Social Equity will be hosting the event.

We will start assembling for the march at 4:30 PM in front of the University Center at the intersection of Ann and North Patterson Street. At 5:00 PM we will begin marching down to the front of the campus front lawn and we ask that everyone proceed to the front of West Hall (in front the fountain) for the candlelight vigil ceremony. Please do not bring your own candles. Candles will be provided but limited. Our very own President Dr. Louis Levy and Reverend Floyd Rose of the local Valdosta SCLC branch will be speaking at the ceremony. If the weather conditions do not allow us to have the event outside, there will be an alternative location.

We hope that you may be able to attend and celebrate with us. This will be nothing short of a historic event for VSU!