Nazu dance performance tonight (2-28)

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    Campus Life offers events for campus and community

    Nazu African Dance CompanyThe Office of Campus Life has a variety of events in store for students, faculty, staff and the community in February.

    UMES will stage its version of "Think Fast" on Monday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 28, said Qiana Drummond, assistant director of the Office of Campus Life.  Students will vie for a $200 grand prize by competing in a quick response game show.  Questions will focus on UMES history, Drummond said.  The event takes place both days at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Services Rotunda.

    Two films open to the public will be featured in the Student Services Theatre at 7 p.m.   "The Great Debaters," will be shown Thursday, Feb. 7, while the Academy Award-nominated film, "Lincoln," will be shown Thursday, Feb. 21. 

    The Great Debaters, starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, is based on the true story of how the small historically black Wiley College's debate team rose to the level of competing and winning the first collegiate interracial debate in 1930.  The recently released film, "Lincoln," stars Daniel-Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and Sally Field.  Directed by Steven Spielberg, it is a masterpiece of the "Great Emancipator."

    Other events include a "live" museum in the Student Service Center rotunda Tuesday, Feb. 12 as students impersonate important people and moments in black history.  Local minority small businesses are invited to participate in a business expo showcasing their services Feb. 27 and 28, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom.

    Culminating the month Thursday, Feb. 28 is a lively performance of the Nazu African American Dance Company at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  Members of the troupe perform traditional and contemporary forms of dance, particularly from the Ivory Coast of West Africa.   

    Visit www.umes.edu/events or call 410-651-6434 for more information.

    Photo:  Nazu African Dance Company