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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Lincoln Celebrates Black History Month with Campus Activities

Lincoln University, PA---(www.lincoln.edu) Lincoln University is saluting Black History Month during the month of February with a number events that recognize the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans throughout history.

Many of the on-campus events and festivities celebrate the African-American culture and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Black community. A number of the University’s Black History Month events are sponsored by Lincoln’s Office of Student Activities and other student-run organizations. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. The following is a list of upcoming campus events:

• Wednesday, February 12--Writer’s & Music Tour with Tyree, Student Union Building, Multi-purpose Room, 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

• Thursday, February 13--Spritual Connection Equals Peace of Self (SCEPOS) presents “Unplugged” Student poetry club recites original and historical compilations. Student Union BuildingMulti-purpose Room, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

• Monday, February 17---Honorable Judge Greg Mathis Lecture: “From Gang to Gavel---Inspiring Victory Over Today’s Life Challenges.” Star of America’s fastest growing television judge show, Judge Mathis was selected as one of the country’s youngest judges 15 years after leaving jail and the streets of Detroit. Manuel Rivero Hall (main gym), 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission is free to Lincoln students, faculty & staff; non-Lincoln students, $3; and general public, $5.

• Thursday, February 20---“Entrepreneurs Black Market.” Lincoln University entrepreneurs, which includes faculty, staff and students, showcase, sell and trade personal products, Student Union Building, Multi-purpose Room, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Thursday, February 27---“Blast From the Past---The Black Experience.” Faculty, staff and students talent showcase their talents as they portray a wide range of music artists from the 50s, 60s and up through the 90s and beyond. Musical portrayals will include James Brown, New Edition, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays, Temptations, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, The Emotions, Run DMC and many more. Manual Rivero Hall, Auxilliary Gym, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Admission is free to Lincoln students, faculty & staff; non-Lincoln students, $3; and general public, $5.

Founded in 1854 as America’s first Historically Black University, Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society.

The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and information sciences; and biological and life sciences. In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in the same categories.

From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. For more information about Black History Month events at Lincoln or other University news, please visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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