Multicultural Faculty Commission

  West Chester University

Lei Zhu, Ph.D.
304 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-430-5671

Multicultural Faculty Events

Multicultural Faculty Events

February 2008 Events

February 14—Reception & Dedication Program

  • Opening Reception of the First Latin American Art Exhibition at WCU on Feb. 14 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Knauer Gallery, Swope Music Building.  For more information, contact: Professors Ana Sanchez and Maria Jose Cabrera, Foreign Languages Department.
  • Third floor dedication ceremony in honor of Frederick Douglass. We would like to invite all board members to attend the ceremony. It will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2007. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm on the third floor of the Sykes Student Union building. The Ceremony will be followed by a reception staring at 3:45pm. 

February 20—Civility Day

  • 2:00 PM—The Frederick Douglass Institute and the Office of Social Equity will sponsor scholars from a myriad of universities to share their multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding societies, modern technology, and learning environments.  Their research will provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of their knowledge and experiences with diverse learning communities.
  • 4:00 PM--Reaffirmation of Civility and Equality: A Tribute to Black Alumni Who Were Triumphant During An Era of Social Inequality. Short Description:  It is a program acknowledging the struggles of black alum in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. The black alum will articulate their reflections to the audience. Dr. Wing Adler will give a “Statement of Regret.”

February 26—Department of Music

The Departments of Music History and Literature and Music Theory and Composition present a lecture “Can the Object Speak?” by Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., Associate Professor of Music History and Africana Studies University of Pennsylvania.

Short Description: By examining the relationship of specific visual artists to iconic tropes from African American history as a template, this paper speculates on how contemporary musicians may use similar creative patterns to express a relationship to black music’s distant, inaudible past.

SOMPAC Recital Hall, Tuesday, February 26th, 4:30-5:30. Light refreshments will be available following the lecture.

February 27—Frederick Douglass Institute Brown Bag

The Frederick Douglass Institute presents a “BROWN BAG” Discussion on
“Fashion Innovators and Opinion Leadership in the African-American Community” by Dr. Vanessa Brantley of Cheyney University's Fashion Merchandising and Management Program,
February 27, 2008 at 12-1 p.m., Francis Green Library at West Chester University, Room 409.

Annual Retreat March 28, 2008 at Mendenhall Inn, 7:30 AM- 2:00 PM