Black History Month Celebrated at TAMIU Feb. 2005

Black History Month Celebrated at TAMIU


Texas A&M International University will present several events throughout February in observance of Black History Month.

The public is invited to attend numerous presentations, lectures and discussions designed to focus on the endeavors of African-Americans.

The events are free and open to the public.

The TAMIU Black History Month schedule of activities includes:

All month: The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library has mounted an exhibit by library clerk Alejandra Puente and a display in the College of Arts and Sciences Art corridor (Killam Third Floor) celebrating the achievements of African-Americans.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - Readings "Black Voices" at 12 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 103.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag: "Miscegenation Laws and the Gay Marriage Ban" at 12 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 103.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 -Dr. Michael Yoder, associate professor of geography, Dr. Kevin Lindberg, assistant professor of English, and Laredo teacher Rick Cortez will present "Jazz in Laredo" at 12 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda.

All events are subject to change and additional events may be scheduled.

For more information on Black History Month at TAMIU, please contact Dr. Ezra Engling, professor of Spanish and event coordinator, at 326.2648, e-mail engling@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Killam Library, room 435B.

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu