The UNLV chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority will host two events on campus next week in recognition of Black History month.
The first event will take place on Feb. 20 when approximately 100 fourth- and fifth-grade students from H.P. Fitzgerald Elementary School will visit UNLV.
The event will give the youngsters a chance to tour the campus and hear from several UNLV administrators and representatives of student organizations.
The trip to UNLV is a reward for the elementary students having participated in the historical and educational program sponsored by the Eta Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. That program involves the students writing and drawing about a variety of famous African-Americans, including inventors, speakers, writers, and athletes.
At UNLV, students will meet with President Carol C. Harter; Robert Ackerman, vice president for student services; Juanita Fain, dean of enrollment management; Velicia Haron, director of multicultural student affairs; and representatives of various student organizations. The guest speaker will be Maria Chairez of the Clark County School District, who heads the district's Horizon Project.
Students are expected to be on campus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. As part of their campus tour they will eat in the dining commons and visit the Lied Athletic Complex.
On Feb. 21, a second event will be hosted on campus by the Delta Sigma Theta. "Pay Attention to My Wisdom" will be an evening of speakers, dramatic presentations, and artistic performances in recognition of Black History Month.
The free event is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Moyer Student Union.
For additional information about the events, contact event coordinator Gail Evans at (702) 260-2007.