Springfield, Ohio - To celebrate Black History Month, Wittenberg University welcomes two distinguished speakers to campus the week of Feb. 11, 2002.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Honorable Mayor Rhine McLin of Dayton will provide a short talk on her experiences in politics as an African-American woman. The discussion will take place in Kissell Auditorium located inside Koch Hall on campus. Mayor McLin is the first black woman to be elected mayor of Dayton. She has a B.A. from Parsons College in Iowa and a M.Ed. from Xavier University.
After serving as both a state senator and state representative for Ohio, Mayor McLin has fought for working families, school children and senior citizens and was sworn in as Mayor of Dayton in January. Wittenberg's Concerned Black Students Association and the Black History Month Committee at Wittenberg will sponsor her appearance on campus. The talk is free and open to the public.
Then on Thursday, Feb. 14, the English Department welcomes the community to a dramatic portrayal of Paul Laurence Dunbar by poet-in-residence at the University of Dayton, Herbert Woodward Martin. The Ohio Humanities Council will sponsor this lively look at the work of Dayton's own Dunbar. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Ness Auditorium inside Hollenbeck Hall.
Wittenberg University, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, promotes a style of education that emphasizes high academic achievement, personal attention, and a faculty that is dedicated to teaching excellence. With more than 40 academic majors, over one hundred campus organizations and 22 intercollegiate sports, students enjoy a dynamic learning environment dedicated to intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic, social and physical development.
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