Feb. 1, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 5




Celebrate Black History Month on campus


February is Black History Month. The university community is invited to join members of Health Science Center student organizations as they celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to culture, history and society. The following events are free and open to faculty, staff and students.

Eyes Wide Shut: Part II
12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the School of Nursing, Room 1.206

Guest speakers include:

  • Willie Mae Clay and Carolyn Washington, Victim's Advocacy Unit, San Antonio Police Department
  • Darryl Reid, ordained minister, registered nurse and graduate student in the a MSN program
  • Charlene Smith, attorney with Maloney & Maloney and alumna of the MSN program

The program will focus on the traditions and contributions of African-American culture. Topics to be discussed include nursing career development, the prevention of violence against women, and interfaith and spiritual awareness and how nurses can rejuvenate themselves during times of burnout.

Artist Tomy Pettis, treasurer of the San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society, will display his oil and acrylic paintings. Patricia Casey, owner of Regal 2 Fashion House, will model African-American clothing from her boutique.

The Mary Mahoney Nursing Student Association is sponsoring the event. For more information, send an e-mail to Janice Pettis at pettis@uthscsa.edu.

Black History Month mixer
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the student lounge in the School of Medicine building

Bring a side dish to enjoy with the barbecue meal provided by members of the Student National Medical Association. Mingle with students, faculty and staff members from all schools at the Health Science Center. For more information, send an e-mail to Monica Brown at brownml@uthscsa.edu.