- February 19:
- 11th Annual Legacy Awards Banquet, Organized by the Black Student Union
- Time: 3-5 PM
- February 26:
- Black Faculty and Staff Awards, Organized by BFSA, the Black Cultural Center, & Utah Museum of Fine Arts
- Time: 6-8:30 PM
- March 4:
- March 26-27:
- Expect the Great, Hosted by Weber State University
- April 10:
- State of Utah Black Affairs Summit, Hosted by The University of Utah
BFSA's Spotlight Lecture Series:
Past Spotlight Lectures
"Life As A Postdoc"
Presenter: Dr. Favel Mondesir, Ph.D., MSPH
Dr. Favel Mondesir is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah. Her presentation focuses on her experiences throughout academia. She will also present briefly in her current research in Epidemiology.
"Closing the Achievement Gap: Black Men Will Succeed Despite the Odds""
Presenter: Tramaine Jones, M.A.Ed, CNP
This presentation focuses on the issue that students of color and other underrepresented populations, particularly Black men, are weeded out of higher education by White faculty and staff members (Thornhill, 2018). Black men lack great examples on college campuses, and it shows in the data revolved around anti-blackness (Dumas, 2014). The purpose of the presentation is to understand the factors that contribute to the graduation percentages among Black men and how can that relationship be improved. There are many impacts on Black men in college as they are likely to have fewer faculty members who are the same or similar ethnic background (Thornhill, 2018). Furthermore, the primary purpose of this presentation will show the representation of Black men among their male peers and how they are being recruited, retained, and graduated. Lastly, we will have an open dialogue to create support for Black men to graduate college.