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Celebrate Black History Month at Lamar University with month-long calendar of activities

The events are sponsored by various campus organizations and continue though the entire month of February 2023.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar University has announced a full month's worth of activities for Black History Month.

The events are sponsored by various campus organizations and continue though the entire month of February 2023 according to a release from Lamar university.

The events kick off Thursday night with a 5:30 p.m. event called "Beaumont’s Black History in Moving Pictures" in the Dishman Art Museum Auditorium.

The series of events are meant to highlight and pay tribute to the achievements of African Americans and important events U.S. history according to the university.

Here's the full list of events happening on campus in February 2023...

All month long - Black History Museum, Cherry Engineering Building

The National Society of Black Engineers will exhibit images and descriptions of the Golden Triangle's African American stem community leaders in the hallways of the Cherry Engineering Building.

All month long - Professional Clothing Drive

The National Society of Black Engineers is sponsoring a professional clothing drive for February to provide students who cannot purchase clothing for job and internship interviews. Drop off donations in the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations lobby.

Feb. 2, 5:30 - 8 p.m. - Beaumont Black History in Moving Pictures, Dishman Art Museum Auditorium

The Center of History and Culture of Southeast Texas & The Upper Gulf Coast and The Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations is hosting a screening of Beaumont’s Black History in Moving Pictures.

Feb. 7, Noon - 2 p.m. - A Showcase of African American Women

In honor of black history month, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a tabling event to showcase African American women, their accomplishments and/or inventions over the years. The event will also support the Black dollar on the campus of Lamar University and will recognize small business owners of color.

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. - Movie Night – Wakanda Forever, Setzer Student Center

Please join NSA and NSBE to view the movie " Wakanda Forever" in the Setzer Student Center Ballroom. The viewing is open to all students, faculty, staff and the community.

Feb. 8, 7:20 p.m. - Black History Trivia Kahoot, Galloway Business 101,

The members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host a Black Kahoot game night to bring enlightenment to the history that we either did not know or did know. 

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. - Young Engineering Panel Hosted by Raytheon, Neches 120

NSBE will partner with Raytheon to host a diverse panel of engineers who will discuss contracts for new graduates and give pointers on navigating the engineering field. The importance of understanding the company's mission. Tips on answering interview questions.

Feb. 15, 6 p.m. - The Tie That Binds Us: Living Legends, Setzer Center Ballroom

The African American/Black student organizations will recognize local African American alumni and retired faculty of Lamar University as Living Legends in honor of their extraordinary contributions to their life profession.

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Roses & Metaphors, John Gray Auditorium

Roses & Metaphors is an annual event hosted by Poetic Souls to showcase students' musical talents. The primary goal is to allow students to express themselves and connect with the audience on a deeper level through poetry. We welcome all avenues of poetry. 

 Feb. 22, Noon - 2 p.m. - Highlighting Impactful Nigerians, Student Setzer Center Atrium

The Nigerian Student Association will host a gallery-style tabling event that will visually showcase impactful Nigerians, such as philanthropists, notable celebrities and nonprofits and their stories. Nigerian-baked sweet will be sold as a fundraiser.

Feb. 22, 7 -9 p.m. - Our Hair Tales, John Gray Center – Richard Price Auditorium

Natural Vanity is hosting a panel of Black student leaders to discuss Black hair regarding the corporate world. The panel will ocus on discrimination against Black hair within the corporate world today.

Feb. 24, 2- 5 p.m. - Black History Month Block Party, Cardinal Park

African American organizations will host a Cook-Out in honor of Black History Month. Come out to enjoy your favorite food from the African American Culture. This event will also showcase African American business owners on the campus of Lamar University.

Feb. 26, 5 p.m.  - Gospel Music Concert, Setzer Center Ballroom

The Psalm 150 Gospel Choir will host a Gospel Music Concert featuring church choirs and soloists from around the Golden Triangle.

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