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African and African-American Studies

Calendar of Events
Spring 2015

FEBRUARY

Event: College Coffee

Location: Koury Athletic Concourse
Date(s): Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Times: 9:40 - 10:20 a.m.
Description: Join AAASE faculty and staff, members of the BHMSC and various student groups as we celebrate “One Hundred Years of Black History.”


Event: Dance Performance

Location: Whitley Auditorium
Date: Feb 6, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Description: a performance concert which Jason Aryeh, Assistant Professor of Dance, started to celebrate black history. The performance is free and open to the public.


Event: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration Panel Discussion

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center 
Contact: Heidi Glaesel Frontani – glaesel@elon.edu
Sponsors: AAASE, CREDE, Geography Program, and Periclean Scholars
Description: Hear the perspectives of a college professor, children of incarcerated parents, a police officer, probation officer and more.


Event: The AAASE Author-of-the-Month Lunch Series (3rd Wednesdays)

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Alamance 302B (Conference Room)
Contact: aaase@elon.edu
Sponsor: AAASE
Description: Join the AAASE community for its third annual lunch and learn series. In Black Studies-related discussions, authors will present their recently published work or work in progress. February's featured author is Dr. Damion Blake, Lecturer in Political Science and Policy Studies. He will be speaking about his research on Jamaican politics, inner city communities and mafia bosses. To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.elon.edu/eventsmgmt/events/eventtype.aspx?id=45


Event:  Elon Core Curriculum Forum #4: African Entrepreneurship: A Discussion by Dr. Heidi Frontani, Professor of Geography, Elon University & Interim AAASE Coordinator

Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 25, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25 in KOBC 101Thursday, February 26, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30 in Oaks 212
Contact:  Dr. Jeffrey Coker at jcoker@elon.edu or Dr. Heidi Frontani at glaesel@elon.edu
Sponsor:  Elon Core Curriculum
Description: Dr. Frontani discusses how Africans find innovative solutions for themselves.  Such entrepreneurial, self-help initiatives are some of the markers of the continent’s peoples and their ingenuity, but seldom make the headlines, especially in the West. The talk will also examine the flipside of these headlines – the charity/aid outsiders provide Africans (and generally without critically examining how external 'help' often HARMS local businesses and economies.).


MARCH

Event: The AAASE Author-of-the-Month Lunch Series

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Alamance 302B (Conference Room)
Contact: aaase@elon.edu
Sponsor: AAASE
Description: Throughout the academic year, join the AAASE community for discussions on Black Studies-related topics with the authors who will present their recently published work or work-in-progress. March’s featured author is Dr. Olivia Choplin, Assistant Professor of French in the Department of World Languages. She will be speaking on “Remembering and Forgetting in Haitian-Québécois Fiction.” To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.elon.edu/eventsmgmt/events/eventtype.aspx?id=45


APRIL

Event: The AAASE Author-of-the-Month Lunch Series

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Alamance 302B (Conference Room)
Contact:aaase@elon.edu
Sponsor: AAASE
Description: Join the AAASE community for its third annual lunch and learn series. In discussions on Black Studies-related topics, authors will present their recently published work or work-in-progress. April's featured authors are Elon seniors, Omolayo Ojo, Brenda Reavis and Chelsea McQueen who have conducted Black Studies-related research for at least one year with Elon mentors. Each student author will briefly present her work and will engage questions from the audience. To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.elon.edu/eventsmgmt/events/eventtype.aspx?id=45


MAY

Event: The Black Oaks Senior Banquet (by invitation only)

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: McKinnon Hall
Contact:  Heidi Frontani at glaesel@elon.edu
Sponsor: AAASE
Description: AAASE honors its graduating seniors at the annual festive affair where we present an outstanding AAASE minor with the Wilhelmina Boyd Scholar Award, and awards to the AAASE Faculty and Staff Person of the Year.