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UNI to celebrate Black History Month

February 1, 2012

Darvel Givens, co-president, UNI's Black Student Union, 319-529-8116,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a variety of events in February to celebrate Black History Month. Through the events, UNI's Black Student Union hopes to advance African-American culture on campus.

Some highlights include:

A march against segregation will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6. The march will begin at UNI's Maucker Union and end at the Center for Multicultural Education.

From 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 11, there will be a Valentine's Day dance called "Stepper's Ball" in the UNI Commons Ballroom. Tickets are $5 dollars, and can be purchased at the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) in Maucker Union.

PinPoint Theatre, from Washington D.C., will present a play from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The play, "1,001 Inventions," looks at what America would be like without African-American inventors.

A fashion show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Que, an American singer who was featured on an episode of MTV's "Making the Band," will host and give a special performance following the show.

Teju the Storyteller will perform from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Teju entertains his audience with folk stories that relate to education and how things in American culture relate to African culture.

For additional information and a complete list of events, visit or contact Darvel Givens, co-president of the Black Student Union at UNI, at 319-529-8116 or