Southeastern News

Black History Month activities scheduled

DURANT, Okla. –Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Black Student Association (BSA) will present several student-facilitated programs and events in celebration of “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories,” the 2016 Black History Month theme.

Color the Runway Fashion Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, in the Hallie McKinney Ballroom. The show will transport audience fashionistas from the present day back through time to the 1970s, showcasing all of the clothing and hairstyles from thoseillustrious decades.

The BSA will host a Discussion Panel at 6 p.m. Monday, February 22, in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union, room 213. Dr. Randy Clark, assistant professor of communication, and speech and debate advisor, will moderate. Panelists will include members of the Southeastern African American Alumni Association.

The discussion topic coincides with the national Black History Month theme, which has been provided by the organization, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History for the past 100 years.

For more information about the ASALH, visit the website at http://asalj100.0rg.

The Black is Brilliant Ball in the Southeastern Visual and Performing Arts Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, February 25. Dress is formal.

Tickets will be on sale from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, in thestudent union lobby. Those wishing to attend may also contact BSA treasurerCharles Jackson at for moreinformation and/or to purchase tickets.

The final event will be the Blackout, All Lives Matter Vigil at 9:15 p.m. Monday, February 29, in the Southeastern amphitheater.

Students and community members will hear from inspirational speakers and sing uplifting songs aimed at demonstrating the unity of Southeastern’s myriad of cultural influences.

All events are open to all Southeastern faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the community.

For more information about this year’s programs or events or to learn more about the Southeastern Black Student Association, contact president Raven Moore at