Schedule of Events

Events celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at Murray State University

Events

Additional events will be added as they are scheduled. 

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August 2015

  • Monday, August 17
    Blue & Gold Celebration 
    5:00 pm, Lovett Auditorium

September 2015

  • Tuesday, September 8
    Mandela's Legacy: A panel and discussion on the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Faculty Hall 409
  • Thursday, September 10
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cinema International
    7:30 p.m., Curris Center Theater
  • Saturday, September 12
    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Cinema International
    7:30 p.m., Curris Center Theater
  • Tuesday, September 29
    Reflections From The Past: Retired African American Faculty Share Their Journeys Through Desegregation
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom 

October 2015

  • Tuesday, October 6
    Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Student Council Coronation
    7:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom
  • Friday, October 9
    Miss Black & Gold Pageant
    7:00 pm, Wrather Auditorium
  • Friday, October 9
    Omega Psi Phi 45th Anniversary Banquet
    6:00 pm, Miller Conference Center
  • Saturday, October 10 (Homecoming)
    Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tent City
    12:00 pm, Stewart Stadium
  • Friday, October 16
    Sueño Latino: Sabor Latino
    6:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom

November 2015

  • Tuesday, November 10
    The Murray State President’s Office, Town and Gown Association, and the University’s 60th Anniversary of Desegregation are hosting celebrated Kentucky television journalist Renee Shaw along with State Representative Derrick Graham and State Senator Reggie Thomas to campus on November 10th for a Q&A forum to discuss their personal and professional lives in public policy, issues facing the upcoming legislative session, and higher education in general.
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Freed-Curd Auditorium
  • Tuesday, November 10
    The College of Education and Human Services, invites you to the Inaugural Keynote Lecture of the Diversity Lecture Series in the College of Education and Human Services sponsored by the Ashland Oil Inc, Endowed Professor. Dr. Adrienne D. Dixson, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present a special lecture and discussion on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. 
    3:00 pm Reception, 4:00 pm Lecture and Discussion, Alexander Hall Auditorium (Room 240)

December 2015

    • Tuesday, December 1
      RacerRed AIDS Walk and Film Showing - The New Black
      7:00 pm, Lovett Auditorium Steps
    • Friday, December 11
      Hitimu Celebration
      7:00 pm, Curris Center Theater

January 2016

  • Saturday, January 16
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast
    9:00 am, Washington Street MBC, Paducah, KY
  • Sunday, January 17
  • MLK Candlelight Vigil & March
    6:00 pm, Pogue Library
  • Monday, January 18
    MLK Jr. Breakfast & Day of Service
    8:30 am, Curris Center Ballroom
  • Friday - Sunday, January 22-24, 2016
    Campus Lights: Hairspray, The Musical
    7:00 pm, Lovett Auditorium

February 2016

  • Friday, February 5
    Taste of Africa
    6:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom
  • Monday, February 8
    Presidential Lecture Series - Martin Luther King III
    8:00 pm, Lovett Auditorium
  • Friday, February 12
    Office of Multicultural Affairs / Black Student Council Valentine's Mixer
    6:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom
  • Monday, February 15
    African-American Read-In
    5:00 pm, Curris Center Tennessee Room
  • Friday, February 26
    Multicultural Organization Fair
    11:00 am, Curris Center Dance Lounge
  • Friday, February 26
    Across the Decades Fashion Show
    7:00 pm, Curris Center Banquet Room
  • Friday, February 29
    MSU TRIO Day
    1-3 pm, Blackburn 248

March 2016

  • Friday, March 4
    Radant Racerettes Spring Dance Showcase
    6 pm, Curris Center Banquet Room
  • Friday, March 11
    Global Extravaganza
    7:00 pm, Curris Center Ballroom

April 2016 

  • Friday, April 1
    Racial Legacies & Learning: Race & Diversity Symposium
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Curris Center 3rd Floor
  • Friday, April 1
    11th Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Reception
    6:00 pm, Curris Center Banquet Room
  • Friday, April 8-9
    Kentucky Black Caucus Spring Summit

     

    Location TBD
  • Wednesday, April 13
    All Campus Sing
    3 pm, Lovett Auditorium steps
  • Monday, April 25
    Student Organizations Leadership Awards
    TBA, Curris Center Banquet Room

 May 2016

  • Friday, May 13
    Hitimu Celebration
    7:00 pm, Curris Center Theater