Dozens of events have been scheduled at Kansas University for Black History Month in February.
Following is a list of programs and activities sponsored by KU's Black History Month Committee and the office of minority affairs.
Feb. 4 Opening ceremony and program: "African Roots Explore New Worlds: Pre-Columbus to the Space Age," 7:30 p.m. Big Eight Room, Kansas Union. Free.
Feb. 6 Ethnic recruitment and retention conference, "Who Will Teach Our Children? The Need for a Diverse Teaching Profession," 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kansas Union. Sponsored by the Council for Recruitment and Retention for Minority Students and the school of education. Free.
Program, "Black Women: Reflecting on Self-Image," 7 p.m. Pine Room, Kansas Union. Sponsored by the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.
Feb. 11 Panel of scholars discuss the problem of African-American identification with their African roots and the debate about Eurocentric vs. Ethnocentric perspectives on research of Africans and African-Americans, 7:30 p.m. Downs Auditorium, Dyche Hall. Free.
Feb. 12 Program, "Black Male and Female Relationships," 7 p.m. Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union. Presented by UJIMA Black Women's Organization. Free.
Feb. 13 Program, "Health and Environmental Issues Facing African-Americans," 7:30 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union. Free.
Feb. 25 Minority Engineering-Business-Computer Science Symposium, "Positive Returns on Achievement Marketing Our Minds," 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kansas Union. Registration and luncheon fee. Contact Florence Boldridge, director of minority engineering programs, 864-3620, for more information.
Lecture, Mary Frances Berry, member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and nationally known author and scholar, 8:30 p.m., Kansas Ballroom. Free.
Feb. 28 Center for Black Leadership Development and Research reception and awards banquet honoring black journalists, with banquet speaker, 6 p.m. Adams Alumni Center. Contact Jacob Gordon, director of the Center for Black Leadership Development and Research, 864-3054.
In addition to events scheduled at KU, the 15th annual Big Eight Black Conference on Black Student Government will be Feb. 20 through Feb. 23 at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. The conference's theme is "Grasp the Past, Prepare for the Future . . . Discover Black America!" For registration information, contact Norma J. Norman in the office of minority affairs, 864-4351. There is a registration fee.
Several films and arts events also are scheduled at KU during Black History Month. For more information, contact KU's office of minority affairs.