Newman celebrates Black History Month

By: Emily Hua, Staff Writer

February is Black History Month, and Newman University has been observing it in several different ways.

Students still have chances to participate before the month is over, too.

All month, Newman’s official Facebook page has been marking the month by posting daily about prominent African-American figures both past and present including Coretta Scott King, Bell Hooks, Linda Brown and more.

Earlier in the month, Newman invited Mark and Grace Daniels, owners of Wichita Cheesecake Company, to serve their cheesecake on campus. And on Feb. 8, Mabee Dining Center put on a Soul Food Day that included fried catfish, hush puppies, Southern fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, braised wilted greens, ham hock and beans.

At 12:15 p.m. today in Bishop Gerber 105, the Multicultural Leadership Organization will be having a meeting where the topic of racial slurs and their history will be explored. All are invited to attend.

And on Feb. 25, there will be a Black Business Expo from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Dugan.

Photo: Screenshot, Newman University Facebook