ECSU observes Black History Month

Kesha Williams
February 01, 2007

Elizabeth City State University will observe Black History Month during February with the following public events: February 1 at 2 p.m., poetry recital by Old Dominion University professor and award winning poet Tim Seibles in room #138 of Johnson Hall; event sponsored by the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication. February 6 - 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., an art exhibit: "Celestial Vibrations," in room #133 of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center. The opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the gallery. The exhibit remains available throughout the month of February; event sponsored the Art Department. February 13, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., presentations by the faculty highlighting major African American contributors in mathematics, science and technology in the auditorium of the Ridley Student Center. Dr. Gary Harmon, chairperson of the Biology Department presides. February 13 at 11 a.m., workshop in room #129 of Griffin Hall: "An African American Perspective from 28 to 365 days a year"; event sponsored by the Department of Education. February 14, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ridley Student Center: Dr. Bernard Harris, a NASA Astronaut and the first African-American to walk in space speaks. Harris flew as a mission specialist on STS-55 and as Payload Commander on STS-63. It was during this flight that Harris performed his historical spacewalk. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Master of Medical Science, an MBA and a Doctorate of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, a National Research Council Fellowship in Endocrinology at the NASA Ames Research Center and trained as a Flight Surgeon at the Aerospace School of Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base. Harris holds numerous faculty appointments and is the author and co-author of several scientific publications. February 15, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., a discussion in room #158 of Williams Hall: "The More Things Change; the More Things Stay the Same;" event sponsored by the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics. February 19 at 11 a.m., workshop in room #107 of Griffin Hall: "An African American Perspective from 28 to 365 days a year;" event sponsored by the Department of Education. February 19 at 5 p.m., The Planetarium presents a video, "The Underground Railroad." At 6 p.m. see a laser show: "A Tribute to Great African American Artists." The Planetarium is located in the Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center - Planetarium Room 146. Please make reservations for seats by calling 335-3SKY (3759). For more information on Black History Month events contact Dr. Flora Brown, 335-3367.