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University of Northern Iowa Minority Graduate Student Association to celebrate black history month

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Tehia Starker, MGSA vice-president, (319) 222-6172
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The University of Northern Iowa Minority Graduate Student Association (MGSA), is commemorating Black History Month through a variety of campus activities Feb. 17-23.

Black History Month celebrations will kick off on Monday, Feb. 17 with the Black History Television series, 'Eye on the prize,' at Maucker Union, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 -- Black history 'food for thought' facts and historical information will be distributed in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 -- Casual 'Chat and Chew' discussion about black history, in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants should bring their own lunch.

Thursday, Feb. 20 -- Black history panel discussion on 'Events in Black America.' 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge.

Friday, Feb. 21 -- Open mic, poetry and jazz night will feature volunteer performers and the UNI Jazz Band. Participants may read original or published works, sing or read. Sign-up is at 6:15 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union, Expansion A.

Saturday, Feb. 22 -- Comedy show, 8 p.m. in Lang Hall auditorium. The show is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the UNI entertainment committee. Immediately following the show there will be a party and dance in Maucker Union Expansion A until 2 a.m. Admission is $5.

Sunday, Feb. 23 -- 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Gift of Life Ministries Church, 1651 Sycamore St. in Waterloo.

All events are free and open to the public except the Saturday evening 'after party' and dance.