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This Week at Savannah State University – Feb. 26 – March 2, 2012

This Week at Savannah State University – Feb. 26 – March 2, 2012
Contact: Loretta Heyward, Communications Director, 912-358-3049
• Tuesday, Feb. 28
Student recital at noon in Room 114 of the Kennedy Fine Arts Building on the SSU campus.  The recital will feature student voice, piano and instrumental performances.  For more information contact Heidi Bindhammer at
• Wednesday, Feb. 29
Welcome session of the 2012 National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) at 8:30 a.m. in the new Student Union on the SSU campus.  BEEP is a career-awareness and planning seminar that brings black executives and professionals to colleges as visiting professors.  In addition to college students, approximately 200 local high-school students are expected to attend.  The event ends March 2.  For a full schedule of activities and list of participating executives, contact Lenora Gilbert at 912-358-3400.
“Class Warfare” public forum at noon in Room 135 of the Social Sciences Building on the SSU campus.  The forum is presented by the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and will examine the effect and outcome of the wealth gap on national politics.  Panelists include Bernard Bongang, Ph.D., interim chair of the department, and faculty members Geoffrey Bowen, Ph.D., and Gwendolyn Jordan.
“Savannah State College Student Uprising of 1963” lecture by Otis Johnson, Ph.D., from 2-4 p.m. in the art gallery of the Asa H. Gordon Library on the SSU campus.  A former mayor of the city of Savannah, Johnson is currently the scholar-in-residence at Savannah State.  For more information, contact Mary Jo Fayoyin at 912-358-4329.
Drunk Driving Fair from 3-5 p.m. in Felix-Alexis Circle on the SSU campus.  Presented by the Division of Student Affairs and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the fair will include driving and “beer goggles” demonstrations, door prizes, competitions and other activities to raise awareness about the dangers of drunken driving.
“Life as I Know It” student performances at 7 p.m. at Elmore Theatre in the King-Frazier Student Center.  The show will feature monologues, songs and dances promoting health awareness and is free and open to the public.
• Thursday, March 1
Reception honoring Mulatu Lemma, Ph.D., recipient of the 2012 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Faculty in Regional and State Universities, at 3 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom.  Lemma is a professor of mathematics.  For more information contact Marilyn Felder at 912-358-3271.


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