USF Celebrates Black History Month

February 8, 2019 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) has a variety of programs and events scheduled throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. Among the events planned for the month include:

  • A presentation on the life of Father Augustus Tolton by Timothy Weldon, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of USF’s Department of Philosophy and Theology, will be given on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. This is a free event and is open to the public. The presentation will take place in Turk Theater (Moser Performing Arts Center) on the main USF campus located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet.
  • A special screening and discussion of the film “Bound: Africans vs. African Americans” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 6 p.m. and will be led by Terry Cottrell, Ph.D., USF’s vice president of operations and information technology. This is a free event and is open to the public. The screening and discussion will take place in Sexton Auditorium (Moser Performing Arts Center) on the main USF campus located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet.

For a full agenda of programs and events scheduled for the month, please see the image below or visit stfrancis.edu/official-press-releases.

All events and programs are organized and sponsored by the following USF organizations and offices: Augustus Tolton Honor Society (ATHS); Black Student Association (BSA); Brother 2 Brother (B2B); College of Education; Diversity Council; Kappa Delta Pi; Music Department; Office of Institutional Diversity; Office of Operations, Planning and Technology; Residence Education and Student Life; Sister 2 Sister (S2S); Sodexo; Student Government Association, and; University Ministry.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves over 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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