Spring 2012 Convocation Program and Calendar of Events for African American History Month
Black History, Bowie History...Our History!
Feb. 2, 2012
Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and the National Society of Leadership and Success, Bowie State University alumna Barbara Spencer Dunn, '96, shares her most recent publication entitled, Before and Beyond the Niagara Movement: As the Youth See It. This educational tool will inspire your 2012 year and beyond! Dunn's publication ties well into this year's Black History Month theme, Black Women in American Culture and History and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War because it seeks to connect the dots of history, especially for younger generations. The publication also uses Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of black history month as a voice of reason.
‘Dear Daddy' For-Women-Only Film Screening
Feb. 7, 2012
A campus-wide, for women only screening of the film "Dear Daddy" will take place at Bowie State University on Feb. 7. Following the 52-minute film presentation, a one-hour community conversation around the effects of fatherlessness with the women of Bowie State University will be moderated by Janks Morton, creator of the film.
Feb. 8, 2012
Bowie State University's spring convocation will be held Feb. 8 and is the official celebration of the opening of the semester by BSU President Mickey L. Burnim. The spring 2012 address will be given by Annette McKenzie Anderson, Ph.D. Appointed May 2011 by President Barack Obama to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Anderson is the president and CEO of Diversified In-Valuable Assistance (DIVA) Enterprises, a consulting business specializing in Diverse Services, Creative Products and Exciting Events.
The Miseducation of the Black Greek Experience
Feb. 13, 2012
This campus event will feature a live discussion of Black Greek Organizations led by guest speaker Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell followed by a question and answer session. It is open to the entire campus and will also provide information on how to get involved in these organizations and how involvement can help you be successful in your educational journey.
Lecture Series: An Evening with Hill Harper
Feb. 22, 2012
BSU will host award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist Hill Harper on campus Feb. 22. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association in 2007. Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Harper will present a keynote address highlighting topics from his books and personal experience at 7 p.m.