Empowering events to span throughout February

ANGOLA, Ind. — Trine University will host a series of events on campus throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

The event schedule is listed below. Events are sponsored by the Trine University Multicultural Student Organization and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

5 p.m. Feb. 3 —Soul Food Fest dinner in Whitney Commons. Cost is $6.51 for children ages 5-12 and $13.01 for adults.

7 p.m. Feb. 3 —“Still We Rise” 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Celebration in Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. Donovan A. Coley, M.A., the CEO of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, will be the keynote speaker. Voices of Unity, a well-known youth choir based in Fort Wayne, is also scheduled to perform.

7 p.m. Feb. 7 — “Let’s Talk” presentation in the President’s Dining Room. The event features speaker Jennifer Smith, a Goshen Police Department patrol officer who is a 2014 criminal justice graduate from Trine and former MSO president.

5 p.m. Feb 9 — Soulful music by Chris Worth, a Fort Wayne musician, in Whitney Commons.

7 p.m. Feb. 14 — “Let’s Talk” presentation in the President’s Dining Room. The event features speaker Dr. Elicia Harris, MD/OB-GYN, who will explain the process and expectations of getting into medical school.

6 p.m. Feb. 17 — Open Mic Night in Fabiani Theatre. Trine students are invited to show off their talents for the community.

7 p.m. Feb. 21 — “Let’s Talk” presentation in the President’s Dining Room. The event will feature speaker Andre Ebron, a 2004 criminal justice graduate of Trine and former MSO president who is currently the dean of students at the Cornerstone Charter School in Detroit.

7 p.m. Feb. 28 — “Let’s Talk” presentation in the President’s Dining Room. The event will feature Dr. Sarah Young, assistant professor of English and communications.