This calendar displays Shawnee State University's cross-collaborative approach towards increasing transparency and tracking efforts that promote diversity, equity and inclusion programming and training on campus.

If you have programming or training needs relating to DEI or would like to to add your DEI event to the calendar, please fill out the appropriate form. Questions can be sent to

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Holidays & Religious Observances Calendar

All events are open to the entire campus community.

World Hijab Day

  • February 1, 2023 | 1–3 pm
    Morris University Center Lobby (book store side)

Wearing the hijab is an important decision for Muslim women. Show your support by joining us in wearing the hijab for the entire day. You can also bring your own scarf, stop by our table, and learn how to cover your hair. Our goal is to build solidarity among women by bridging the gap of understanding between culture and religious freedom.

Safe Love

  • February 14, 2023 | 12–2 pm
    Morris University Center Lobby (coffee house side)

Hosted by the Women’s & Gender Equity Center, Safe Love is an event to learn about healthy dating signs. Stop by the table to learn more, create a valentine for someone, or get a cookie.

Black History Month Events

During the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated to acknowledge the struggles and achievements of African Americans in the United States. Set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the theme for 2023 is “Black Resistance”.

Black History Month display in the library

Black History Month Display

  • All Month | Clark Memorial Library

To commemorate Black History Month, the library will have a display of books and other media that can be checked out by employees and students.

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“I Have A Dream”

  • February 2, 2023 | 7:30pm
    Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Dramatization of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life presented by the Virginia Repertory Theatre. This powerful drama will be preceded by a musical prelude presented by soprano, Carline Waugh, accompanied by Dr. Stanley Workman, Jr., and featuring the works of African-American women composers. For more information, contact the McKinley Box Office at (740) 351-3600.

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Mobile Black History Museum

  • February 8, 2023 | 3:00 pm
    Morris University Center West Ballroom

Hosted by Intercultural Student Belonging, come enjoy exhibits and special artifacts on a journey of tragedy to triumph with this exhibit.

Brenda Welburn

The Black Experience: Lessons in Resistance, Perseverance and Triumph

  • February 15, 2023 | 12–1:00 pm
    Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Brenda Welburn, former Executive Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and author of The Time Travels of Annie Sesstry, will be presenting on the experiences of Black lives throughout history and today's relevance.

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Brenda Welburn

Continuing the Conversation: The Black Experience

  • February 17, 2023 | 12–1:00 pm
    Clark Memorial Library 244

Bring your lunch and join the conversation. We will be discussing learning points and key takeaways from Brenda Welburn’s presentation.

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Tour of Africa

  • February 22, 2023 | 3:00 pm
    Morris University Center Lobbies

Hosted by Intercultural Student Belonging and the Center for International Programs and Study Abroad, this event gives us a chance to learn about African and Afrocentric countries, cultures, and customs. Stop by for a chance to win an Ancestry DNA kit to discover your roots.