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Cal U focuses on accomplishments during Black History Month

| Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

California University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Black History Month by showcasing the accomplishments of blacks in education, finance and the arts.

Events include:

• Brian C. Johnson, 6 p.m. Feb. 7, Vulcan Theatre, Natali Student Center. A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania educator, he is director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence. He writes for Antiracistparent.com.

• Black Violin, 6 p.m., Feb. 10, Natali Student Center Performance Center. Classically trained violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus and their DJ blend jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical strings.

• The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Natali Student Center Performance Center. The Cal U ensemble performance will include an appearance by King, a group of faith-based artists.

• Twin Poets, 6 p.m. Feb. 17, Natali Student Center Performance Center. Philadelphia-based slam poets Al & Nnamdi founded Getting Organized Always Leads to Success, a program that teaches children about the importance of writing as a means of self-expression.

• Dr. Boyce Watkins, 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Natali Student Center Performance Center. A Syracuse University finance professor, he is an advocate for education, economic empowerment and social justice. He will present, "How to Get Your Paper Straight."

• Talent show and step-show contest, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Natali Student Center Performance Center. Step-show, based on the synchronized routine made popular by the Divine 9, will showcase the "stepping" dance tradition popularized by black fraternities and sororities.

• Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean, 6 p.m. Feb. 21, Morgan Hall Learning Resource Center, music workshop and lecture by the Grammy Award-nominated composer and record producer.

He has contributed to such Billboard chart-topping songs including "Say Goodbye."

• National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and Reginald F. Lewis Cultural Museum in Baltimore, bus leaves campus 6 a.m. Feb. 28.

The Black History Month celebration is being sponsored by the Black Student Union, Frederick Douglass Institute and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs. All events are free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

For more information, visit www.calu.edu .

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