Campus Programs is proud to announce the 2015 celebration of Black History Month with our theme "Sports, Leadership, and Legends"! Sponsors throughout the university have an exciting and diverse lineup of programs to offer during February. All events are open to the general public and the UIC community of students, faculty, and staff.
Tuesday, 2/3/15: "Halftime Show" Opening Celebration* Student Center East, Illinois Room | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All are welcome to celebrate our theme together and get a glimpse of what Black History Month has to offer. Highlights include a basketball shoot out, NPHC Stroll Exhibition, Mojo's Pen Spoken Word, nominations for BSU Heritage Ball, and a special performance by the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team.
Thursday, 2/5/15: American Negro Exposition - Opening Reception Addams Hall, AACC Library, Room 200 | 4:30p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Thursday, 2/5/15: Mojo's Pen - Poetry Slam Student Center East, Cardinal Room | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/6/15: AAAN Hoop It Up Basketball Classic* Student Recreation Facility | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The African American Academic Network would like to invite you to attend our annual Hoop It Up Basketball Classic. The event is one of many activities that will take place during Black History Month in order to commemorate the achievements of African Americans. The game will provide an opportunity for UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in a friendly, yet competitive game of basketball while raising camaraderie amongst our student body. The event will be filled with live entertainment, door prizes, and a chance to win additional prizes.
Saturday, 2/7/15: UIC Black Alumni Achiever Awards Luncheon* Student Center East, Room 302 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the accomplishments of UIC alumni in the areas of Education, Business, Medicine, Law, the Arts, and Philanthropy. We will present scholarships to current UIC students with the funds raised by the Black Alumni Association.
Thursday, 2/12/15: AACC Brown Bag: The Iconography of Contagion Addams Hall, AACC Library, Room 200 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/12/15: Heritage Ball*
Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Black Student Union at UIC presents Heritage Ball; an event recognizing UIC's black student leaders.
2015 Theme: Black Excellence
Wednesday, 2/18/15: CHANCE Program Breakfast Jane Addams Hull House Dining | 8:00 a.m.
RSVP may be required. Contact the CHANCE program for more information at 312-355-5025.
Wednesday, 2/18/15: UIC Jazz Ensemble with Robin Eubanks Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
For tickets visit: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu.
Thursday, 2/19/15: AACC Brown Bag: African-American Farming Practices Addams Hall, AACC Gallery, Room 207 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/19/15: Old School/New School Love Remixes Addams Hall, AACC, 2nd Floor | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/20/15: A Journey Through Time: Origins to Modern Day Student Center East, Room 302 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/20/15: The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, directed by Derrick Sanders UIC Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
For tickets visit: http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu.
Saturday, 2/21/15: NPHC Stroll Exhibition Student Center East, Illinois Room | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, 2/23/15: Behind Uncle Tom's Cabin: Black Lives in the 19th Century Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 2/24/15: Movie Screening and Discussion: Dear White People Student Center East, Room 605 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the movie: Dear White People. Then, stay for a dialogue in a safe space on race relations at universities and nationwide. Co-facilitated by the UIC Dialogue Initiative Staff; http://dialogue.uic.edu.
Thursday, 2/26/15: AACC Brown Bag: Community Archives Addams Hall, AACC Gallery, Room 207 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/26/15: Black History Makers Award Ceremony* Student Center East, East Terrace | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for the 8th annual celebration of our very own UIC legends.
Friday, 2/27/15: 25th Annual and FINAL UIC Blues Cabaret Student Center East, Illinois Room | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Headliner: Big James and the Chicago Playboys. Opening Act: LaJa' and the Jazz Blues Band.
Free for UIC students with valid i-card, $15 general admission.
Saturday, 2/28/15: New African American Student Breakfast Student Center East, Illinois Room | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
UIC African American faculty would like to invite newly admitted students and their parents to learn about the support and opportunities available to African American students at this new student breakfast. RSVP is required. Contact the African American Academic Network for more information at 312-996-5565.
Saturday, 2/28/15: UIC Men's Basketball Game UIC Pavilion | 1:00 p.m.
Come support the UIC Men's Basketball team face off against Wright State.
Saturday, 2/28/15: UIC Women's Basketball Game UIC Pavilion | 3:00 p.m.
Come support the UIC Women's Basketball team face off against Oakland.
*Programs related to our theme, "Sports, Leadership, and Legends".
Students who attend and swipe their i-cards at three or more events above will be entered to win a $100 gift card to the UIC Bookstore!
African American Academic Network
African-American Cultural Center
Black Alumni Advisory Council
Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Blacks
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
School of Theatre & Music
Richard J. Daley Library
Student Organization Contributors:
African Student Council
Black Student Union
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Pathways to Black Male Achievement
Students for African American Sisterhood
For more details about Black History Month events, visit http://campusprograms.uic.edu. If you have any questions, e-mail Jessica Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students attending any Black History Month events may document their activities as part of The UIC Experience Program. For more information, visit http://www.uicexperience.uic.edu.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in an event, please call 312-413-5077 at least one week prior to the event.
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