MVNU invites community to celebrate Black History Month
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University will host several events in celebration of African Diaspora History Month during February. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in these free events.
Two film discussions will be held on campus as a part of African Diaspora History Month. “Freedom Writers” will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m., in Thorne Performance Hall; and “The Secret Life of Bees” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m., also in Thorne.
Sponsored by the Ohio Foundation of Independent College’s Project RECRUIT program and MVNU Admissions, the Slam Dunks and Slices event on Feb. 11-12 welcomes urban high school students of color overnight as they visit MVNU. Free pizza and Cougar basketball are a part of this fun event. School and church youth groups welcome. Register online at www.gotomvnu.edu or by calling 1-866-462-MVNU.
A national Read-In event featuring books by African-American authors and leaders will take place on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 4-6 p.m. in the Prince Student Union. The goal is to have more than 1 million books read across the United States during February. For a full list of suggested reading books, please visit the National Council of Teachers of English at www.ncte.org.
African Diaspora History Month wraps up with SoulFest on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Prince Student Union. With the theme of “New Orleans Culture,” this event will feature a special guests, music, henna, dancing, food, poetry reading, mask making and more.
MVNU is pleased to provide these events for all ages where participants can be enriched in their understanding and appreciation of African-American heritage. For more information on these events or about MVNU, please visit www.mvnu.edu/news or contact (740) 392-6868, ext. 4341.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Best in the Midwest (Baccalaureate) institutions for the seventh year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.