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Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with these events

Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with these events

Sydni Zidarevich, Justice, Equity and Diversity Beat Reporter
February 1, 2023

To celebrate Black History Month in February, Oregon State University is hosting a number of free events that coincide with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center’s yearly theme of “Strength in...

Portrait of Erika McCalpine, the Executive Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, in her office at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. McCalpine is the first person from OSU-Cascades elected to lead the faculty senate and started her presidency in 2022.

‘Stalwart leader’ of diversity elected OSU’s first Black woman faculty president

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 21, 2022

Professor Erika McCalpine has assumed her role as the first Black woman president of the Oregon State University Faculty Senate, representing the first OSU-Cascades faculty member to hold this position.  McCalpine...

Second-year public health major Sydney Griswold basks in the history of Black excellence icons in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on Jan. 10. According to Griswold, Black history shouldn’t be limited only to the month of February.

OSU Black history is ‘365 days a year’

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
February 7, 2022

For decades, Black Oregon State University community members have fought the university’s racist roots by challenging norms and demanding institutional aid, but this continued effort also requires outside...

This illustration depicts someone receiving an award during the Black Excellence celebration that will take place on Feb. 3. The purpose of this celebration is to highlight the achievements of Black faculty, students and staff at Oregon State University.

Black Excellence event celebrates Black achievement with theme ‘Resilience Through the Storm’

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
January 31, 2022

Oregon State University’s Black Excellence celebration, which highlights the achievements of Black faculty, students and staff, returns with a large in-person ceremony for the first time in two years.  The...

Black History Month, February, is filled with events aiming to celebrate black heritage. This year, new events include a Black Panther Party and a poetry reading. Plenty of organizations on campus host these events, some of which include the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the Associated Students of Oregon State University and the Black Student Union.

Black History Month events to include new Black Panther Party, poetry reading

Jo Carstensen, News Contributor
February 3, 2020

February is Black History Month, and the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and other organizations are hosting a variety of events across campus, including a new Black Panther party and poetry reading.Terrance...

(left to right) OSU faculty Micknai Arefaine, Elizabeth Kaweesa, Shelley Moon, Jason Thomas, Jamar Bean, Dorian Smith were recognized for their outstanding work in helping the black community and the BCC.

Black History Month honors achievements, shares stories

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
February 4, 2018

OSU will host several campus events throughout February“We can talk about black history 365 days a year, it’s not just one month,” said Terrance Harris, assistant director of the Lonnie B. Harris...

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