The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of [...]
Category: Black Studies
The Black Heritage Month Committee recently honored two faculty members for their contributions to SIUE.
Black studies department chair Howard Rambsy and political science department chair Denise DeGarmo received the committee’s Black Heritage Month Committee Salute to the Stars Award.
The award is given to faculty and staff who have encouraged students to pursue educational and career [...]
Last weekend SIUE held the Black Theater Workshop (BTW). This annual student-run production features SIUE students in wide variety of short vignettes emphasizing cultural heritage and issues of civil rights.
This years theme for BTW was, “The Stories We Weave,” was chosen by director Ashley Bland and co-director Kristina Cirone.
“We decided this based on the people [...]
Last Monday world renown poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni visited SIUE. During her time on campus Giovanni met with students in a small group setting and gave a guest lecture on education, civil rights, and life in general to a packed Meridian Ballroom.
Currently a professor at Virginia Tech, Giovanni is an award winning author [...]
What is the connection between the Harlem Renaissance and the Hip-Hop movement of the 80’s and 90’s? According to Howard Rambsy, associate professor of English Language and literature in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), it is the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and ’70’s.
Cover art of The Black Arts Enterprise and the [...]
SIUE’s Women Studies Department and Black Studies Department, as a co-sponsor, welcomed Dail Chambers as last week’s guest for the series “Coffee with Cool Women.”
Dail Chambers, founder of the Yeyo Arts Collective
The series has been successful since the start and is aimed at helping students gain insight from professionals about their lives and careers in [...]