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January 31, 2018

SVSU welcomes national diversity expert for Black History Month

‌Saginaw Valley State University is commemorating Black History Month by hosting a number of events throughout the month of February. All events are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The public is invited to join SVSU for the following Black History Month events:

  • The Multicultural Alumni Speakers Series will feature Vance Fulton on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of Curtiss Hall. Fulton graduated from SVSU with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2012. He currently works as an internal auditor at Adient, the world's largest automotive seat manufacturer. As a student, Fulton was involved in two fraternities, served as a residence hall adviser, participated in the Great Lakes Bay Region Youth Leadership program, and was a member of the Roberts Fellowship Program.
  • Dawn Hinton, SVSU professor of sociology, will lead a discussion on "Why We Celebrate Black History Month" Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of Curtiss Hall. Her lecture will explore the motivation behind the creation of Black History Month.
  • The annual “Taste of Soul” lunch event offers traditional soul food and features recipes from African-American faculty and staff at SVSU. This year’s event can be enjoyed Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Marketplace at Doan. Admission cost $9.25. A complete menu will be available online at https://svsu.campusdish.com/Commerce/Catalog/Menus.aspx?LocationId=1601
  • SVSU alumna and retired judge Marilyn E. Atkins will speak about "Life After SVSU" Monday, Feb 26 at 7 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The Detroit resident will speak about her book, “The Triumph of Rosemary, A Memoir.”

For additional information, please contact SVSU’s Office of Multicultural Services at (989) 964-7090.