Lourdes University is pleased to host its annual Celebration of Black History on Wednesday, February 27 featuring keynote speaker Shirley Green, PhD, Deputy Mayor for the City of Toledo. The event will be held in the Franciscan Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and features finalists in the institution’s speech writing competition as well as live music by the following performing groups:
The Scott High School Concert Choir, with Director Robert Duris
The David Carter Symphonic Choir, with Director Deborah Carlisle
Lourdes University Chorus & Good Company Ensemble, with Director Karen T. Biscay
Annette McClair, local poet & artist
Lourdes University undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to enter. Participants will present their 4-6 minute speech (in oral and written form) to a panel of judges in the preliminary round. Up to three finalists will be selected and invited to present their speech during Lourdes University’s annual Celebration of Black History Month. Prizes awarded for first through third places. Topics for the speech include:
– Malcolm, Martin, Obama – are we still living the dream??- Trailblazers in Black History and how they affect your life.?- What does it mean to have a black president??- Inclusion.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Larry Murphy, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies, at (419) 824-3825.
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, organizational leadership and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, Lifelong Learning, and Theater Vision. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.
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