HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Black Student Union will begin the Spring 2001 semester on Monday, Jan. 15 with a candlelight vigil walk from Sheridan Hall to McMindes Hall at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion by guest speaker Ladjamaya.
The BSU will then kick off Black History Month with a Gospel Extravaganza on Feb. 4. This celebration of gospel and cultural music will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
ElWanda Richardson will be the featured artist. Her appearance is sponsored in part by the Hays Arts Council. Rev. Cynthia Smart of the Hays United Methodist Church is the evening's featured speaker.
A free-will offering will be taken. The money will go to help Frank Dowdell, The Voices of Nicodemus lead singer, in his battle against cancer.
Maxine Maxwell will present "Echoes of the Past, Voices of Hope: Dramatic Portrayals of African American Women" on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the McMindes Hall Living Room. The performance is free. UAB, McMindes Hall and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will co-sponsor this event.
On Feb. 12, the BSU will sponsor a Soul Food Dinner. Members of the BSU along with Chartwell's staff will serve traditional food items of the African-American culture. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m.
Beginning with the Spring 2001 semester, Lory King, multicultural program advisor, became the new advisor for the BSU.
For more information on these or any BSU events, contact King at (785) 628-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.