Monday, January 28, 2013
Contact: Maurice R. Cooley, Director, Center for African American Students’ Programs (304) 696-7153

Black History Month activities to include trivia quiz game, soul food feast, annual Diversity Breakfast

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Observances of Black History Month on Marshall University’s Huntington campus will begin with a team trivia, game-show-style event at  7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5.

“We invite members of the Marshall community to form teams of 2 to 8 players and compete for cash prizes,” said Maurice Cooley, director of  Marshall’s Center for African American Students’ Programs. “Teams can represent sororities, fraternities or other student organizations, in addition to groups from churches or other community organizations.”

Then, the annual Soul Food Feast will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the John Marshall Room, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center. Cooley said the feast is an occasion filled with fellowship among friends, family and others from throughout the community.

“It is a joyful time to celebrate the spirit of love while enjoying  the company  and conversation with family, friends, faculty, students and others from throughout the community, enhanced by some of the most appetizing and traditional African-American dishes,” Cooley said.The soulful buffet will include chitterlings, crispy fried chicken, barbeque ribs, mac and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, potato salad, beverages and an assortment of tasty desserts ($6 for students/$12 for adults). Tickets are available at the door or in advance to avoid short waiting lines.

Another annual event at Marshall, the Diversity Breakfast, will take place from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

This year’s theme for the breakfast is “We Are the World.” The keynote will be delivered by Marshall College of Business graduate, Joseph A. Slash, former deputy mayor of Indianapolis and currently president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Urban League.

Tables of eight for the breakfast are available at the community rate of $150, with single reservations available for $20 each. A discount applies to Marshall University departments, faculty/staff and students.

For additional information on any of the events, contact the MU Center for African American Students’ Programs at 304-696-6705.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197