Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
January 18, 2006

Schreiner University Sponsors Black History Month Activities

The African American Gala 2006, a series of educational Black History Month events sponsored by Schreiner University, is designed to raise awareness of and financial support for the Doyle Community Center, the Barnett Chapel Methodist Church youth ministry educational program, and Mt. Olive Baptist Church, during the month of February.  The Doyle Community Center plays an essential role in the community providing continuing education courses including, GED, English as a Second Language, and it is the headquarters for the Kerrville Independent School District’s after-school mentoring program, Families in Literacy, Christian Men’s Job Corp and Faith Temple Gospel Church. The center is funded through private donations and some grants.

All of the following events are being coordinated by Many Hats, a local educational event planning organization. With the exception of the luncheon and fashion show and banquet, all events are free and open to the public.

Clifton Fifer performs at Texas Music CoffeehouseFeb. 1 will kick-off the planned festivities with a special Texas Music Coffeehouse featuring the Willie Jay Band and Clifton Fifer performing at 7 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Corner Pocket on the Schreiner campus.

On Feb. 6 the African-American Gala will present “The Beat Goes On - many voices, one soul” featuring the Barnett Methodist Chapel and Mt. Olive Baptist Church choirs at 7 p.m. in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. The event is under the direction of Clifton Fifer. There is a suggested donation to benefit both churches youth education programs.

Feb. 11 Black Heritage Banquet sponsored by Barnett Chapel Methodist Church. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Doyle School Community Center, $10 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 830-257-5365 for more information.

Feb. 18 the “Almost Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon” will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. A silent auction will follow the luncheon. Tickets are $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the summer youth education program at Doyle School Community Center. For more information call 830-257-4446, 830-895-4932 or 830-896-5967.

Feb. 20 “Jabali Afrika” a night of Kenyan music and dance will be at 7 p.m. at the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom.

On Feb. 21, David C. Smith, assistant professor of art at Schreiner University, will curate “Reflections of Culture and Community Past and Present” an art exhibit at 7 p.m. in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center. There will also be a youth African-American art exhibit by Peterson Middle School Art Teacher Lyn Gold. At 7:30 p.m. Texas Southern University Art Professor, Sarah Trotty will present “Symbolism in Multicultural Imagery.”

The festivities will wrap up on Feb. 25 with “The Journey” a night of drama, dance and music by Lorraine LeMon of Art 2 Heart at 7 p.m. at Dietert Auditorium on Schreiner’s campus. There is a suggested donation to benefit at risk children.

Jim Morris has designed African-American inspired jewelry to be available at all events. The pieces can be found at Jim Morris Designers Inc. on Earl Garrett and at B’s Accentz located in River Hills Mall.

Black History Month will mark its 80th anniversary this year, the theme for which is “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.”  Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by African American author and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the event eventually evolved into establishing February as Black History Month in 1976.

For more information about the events, please contact Martha York, director of Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning at 830-792-7352 or or Peg Hainey at 830-895-4932.

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