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
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.