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20th anniversary of Soul Food Feast highlights Black History Month activities at Thiel College

 

20th anniversary of Soul Food Feast highlights Black History Month activities at Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College and the Organization of Black Collegiates will be hosting a slate of cultural events for Black History through the end of February, including the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular annual events, the Soul Food Feast.

Featured events include:

  • 7–8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 – African Dance Youth Group – Harambee Youth Group from Youngstown, Ohio will perform traditional and modern dances in the Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center
  • 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 20 – Common Hour Speaker: Ashley Gaddy, Director of Business Development at Cook Ross in Washington, D.C. in Stamm Lecture Hall, James Pedas Communication Center
  • 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 27 – Common Hour Performance: Zuzu Acrobats in the Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center. The Zuzu African Acrobats perform traditional Kenyan acrobatic skills set to high energy beats.
  • 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 – 20th Annual Soul Food Feast in the Lutheran Heritage Room, Howard Miller Student Center. Students serve traditional soul and comfort food during the dinner.

A poetry reading by national slam poet Doreen Devine Block kicked off the events on Feb. 10.

The OBC was founded in December of 1968 with the mission to raise cultural awareness throughout campus. This organization is inclusive and is not specifically for African-American students. Anyone desiring to support diversity and learning about different cultures is welcome.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.


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