Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2006

Schreiner University Sponsored African-American Gala 2006 Festivities Continue Feb. 6

by Amy Armstrong, Assistant Director of University Relations

African-American Gala 2006 - featuring Barnett Chapel Medodist Church and Mt. Ovie Baptist Church choirsThe Schreiner University sponsored African-American Gala 2006 continues Feb. 6 with “The Beat Goes On—Many Voices, One Soul” featuring the Barnett Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church choirs.  The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. The event is under the direction of Clifton Fifer. The public is welcome to attend this free event. There is a suggested donation to benefit both churches youth ministry educational programs.

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 and Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth ministry educational programs, during the month of February. This is the second of six events, all being coordinated by Many Hats, a local educational event planning organization.

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.

To have an e-mail reminder sent to you prior to an event please visit our CAMPUS CALENDAR. Just click on the event you are interested in and choose the option "set reminder" on the detail page.