Lamar University hosts February of Black History Month activities

The event is sponsored by various campus organizations and will run for the month of February 2023.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar University has announced a month’s worth of activities for Black History Month.

The event is sponsored by various campus organizations and will continue for the month of February 2023, according to a Lamar University release.

The event kicks off Thursday night at the Dishman Museum Auditorium with a screening of “Beaumont’s Black History in Moving Pictures” at 5:30 PM.

The series of events is meant to highlight and honor the achievements of African Americans and important events in U.S. history, according to the university.

Here is the full list of events taking place on campus in February 2023…

during the month – Black History Museum, Cherry Engineering Building

The National Association of Black Engineers will display images and descriptions of African-American Stem community leaders of the Golden Triangle in the corridors of the Cherry Engineering Building.

all month long – Professional closing drive

The National Association of Black Engineers is sponsoring a professional clothing campaign in February to provide students who can’t afford clothing for job interviews and internship interviews. Submit your donation to the Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations department lobby.

February 2, 5:30-8:00 PM – Beaumont Black History in Moving Pictures, Dishman Art Museum Auditorium

The Southeast Texas and Upper Gulf Coast History and Cultural Center and the Department of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations are hosting screenings of black history on video in Beaumont.

February 7, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – A showcase of African American women

In honor of Black History Month, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorrity, Inc. is hosting a table event showcasing African American women and their achievements and/or inventions over the years. The event also supports Black Her Dollar on the Lamar University campus and recognizes small business owners of color.

February 8, 6:30 p.m. – Movie Night – Wakanda Forever, Setzer Student Center

Join NSA and NSBE to see the movie “Wakanda Forever” at the Setzer Student Center Ballroom. It is open to all students, faculty and staff, and members of the public.

February 8, 7:20 p.m. – Black History Trivia Kafuto, Galloway Business 101,

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host Black Kahoot game nights to bring enlightenment to the history we didn’t know or knew.

February 8, 18:30- Young Engineering Panel hosted by Raytheon, Neches 120

NSBE partners with Raytheon to host a diverse panel of engineers to discuss graduate contracts and provide guidance for navigating the engineering field. The importance of understanding the company’s mission. Tips for answering interview questions.

18:00 on February 15th The Bonds That Connect Us: A Living Legend, The Setzer Center Ballroom

The African American/Black Student Organization recognizes local African American alumni and retired faculty members of Lamar University as Living Legends for their extraordinary contributions to their life’s professions.

February 22, 6:30 p.m. – roses and metaphors, John Gray Auditorium

Roses & Metaphors is an annual event hosted by Poetic Souls to showcase the musical talents of its students. The main goal is to enable students to express themselves through poetry and connect with their audience on a deeper level. All paths of poetry are welcome.

February 22, 12pm-2pm – Highlights of the influential Nigerian Student Setzer Center Atrium

The Nigerian Students Association will host a gallery-style table event that visually showcases influential Nigerians, including philanthropists, prominent celebrities, non-profit organizations and their stories. As a fundraiser, we will be selling Nigerian baked goods.

February 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – our hair story, John Gray Center – Richard Price Auditorium

Natural Vanity hosts a panel of black student leaders to discuss black hair on the corporate world. The panel will focus on discrimination against black hair in today’s corporate world.

February 24, 2-5 p.m. – Black History Month Block Party, cardinal park

African-American organizations host cookouts in honor of Black History Month. Go out and enjoy your favorite foods from African American culture. The event will also feature his owner of an African-American business on the Lamar University campus.

February 26, 5:00 p.m. – gospel concerts, Setzer Center Ballroom

The Psalm 150 Gospel Choir presents a gospel music concert featuring church choirs and soloists from around the Golden Triangle.

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