Black Scholars United


Black History Month 2016

February 1 - 28: Exhibit

  • Shepherd Union Bridge
  • Open Daily
  • Free and open to the public
  • Exhibit includes the collection "Jazz at the Station" courtesy of Caril Jennings and Reflections, courtesy of New Zion Community Advocates, Inc.

February 3: “Straight Outta Compton” Film & Discussion

  • Shepherd Union Building, Wildcat Theater
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public

February 5: 2016 Community Outreach with Dr. Rennie Harris

  • Shepherd Union, Fireplace Lounge
  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
  • Free and open to the public
  • Hip Hop Dance-Past, Present, & Future!: Dr. Harris' work encompasses the diverse and rich African-American traditions of the past, while simultaneously presenting the voice of a new generation through its ever-evolving interpretations of dance. You're invited to explore the impact of this urban phenomenon and well as try a few moves.

February 5: First Friday Art Stroll & Reception

  • Shepherd Union 
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Official Opening of Union Gallery and Bridge

February 9: Black Lives Matter, Intersections & Introspection

  • Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater
  • Noon -1:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • This discussion will explore recent occurrences of alleged police use of force, racial issues on college campuses, church shooting and the public response. The audience will be asked to look at these issues in contrast to similar incidences from civil rights movement of the 50’s & 60’s.

February 12: Film-Selma

  • Shepherd Union, Women’s Center (SU 322)
  • Noon
  • Free and open to the public
  • Shepherd Union Building, Women’s Resource Center will show the film Selma. Black Scholars will also join the Women’s Center in their “talk back” discussion.

February 16: "Mississippi Inferno" Film & Discussion

  • Noon
  • Shepherd Union 320 (Senate Chambers)

February 17: Hurst Artist in Residence, Terrance Hayes

  • Second Baptist Church: 227 27th Street, Ogden
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Poet Terrance Hayes will not only read from his latest collection of works but will walk participants through the process of writing their own poetry. The audience will hear how things like painting and music have influenced his writing and get a kind of "behind the scenes" glimpse into the genius of Mr. Hayes

February 24: Jazz and the Spoken Word

  • Shepherd Union, Ballroom A (313A)
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Closing out the month long celebration of Sites, Souls, and Sound, will be an evening of Jazz and poetry from Weber State University students and community members.

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We, Black Scholars United of Weber State University, in keeping with the rules and regulations of the Administration and Board of Trustees of the University, in order to insure effective self-government, to promote harmony and cooperation between students and faculty, to provide facilities and programs capable of fulfilling the needs and interests of students, to create an atmosphere conducive to scholastic achievement, and to promote academic and social activities, do establish this Constitution.

Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be BLACK SCHOLARS UNITED (BSU).

Article II: Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to promote leadership, higher learning, and education for Black students at Weber State University. BSU was established in 1968 during the Civil Rights era, when many Black citizens were treated in an unjust manner throughout the American system. Originally designed for Black students with the support from Black faculty and staff as a cohesive union to facilitate educational opportunities, promote higher learning levels that could be achieves in the development for the Black culture and implement ways to assist the economic, social and cultural maturity along with other organizations in the community. However, since 1968 Weber State University has become more ethnically diverse as the student populations grow and as a result we believe that Black Scholars United will open its doors to a more diverse community. This mission is to be achieved by sponsoring community service projects and activities that foster harmony and equality in the WSU community and that encourage unity among- -and maximizes the participation of--Black students in order to insure the success of Black Scholars United.

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President: Larry Robinson

Advisor: Betty Sawyer



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When: Every Other Wednesday
Where: Senate Chamber UB 321
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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