Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Black History Month continues! February is the commemoration of African American or Black History Month. The annual theme for Black History month is determined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The theme for this year is "Black Resistance."
February 11 is Inventor’s Day. We remember Black Americans such as Garrett Morgan, inventor of the three-light traffic signal, Frederick McKinley Jones, inventor of refrigerated trucks, Lewis Latimer, inventor of the light bulb filament, Marie Van Brittan Brown, inventor of the first closed-circuit TV security system and other great Black inventors.
Check out other Black History Month student events on Engage. The Campus Inclusion Center is open Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. starting February 13. We are currently showcasing our Black History month exhibit. University Center 2nd Floor Room 209.
Learn more about Black History Month through these resources:
Members of the Seton Hall University community will collectively pause, share and receive updates on the University’s strategic plan, Harvest Our Treasures, throughout the week of February 13 during Approaching the Homestretch: Spring 2023 Mini-Series. Goal-focused meetings will run each day, plus a session on Mission-related initiatives, featuring status briefings on the University’s specific progress and Q&A sessions.
For a full schedule of events and registration details, please visit the Harvest Our Treasures: Approaching the Homestretch, Spring 2023 Mini-Series website.
Walsh Gallery exhibit: Matter + Spirit features 25 artists from China and North America, including Lauren Schiller, Professor of Fine Arts. The exhibit runs through April 28 on the first floor of University Libraries.
Would you like to experience more meaning, peace of mind, and beauty in life? Would you like to make space to nurture your spiritual side, whatever that means to you? Join fellow SHU students and faculty guides for monthly gatherings this semester as part of the new The Living Well Community on February 21 and February 28. They will share music, food and conversation, learn to live in the moment and enjoy nature. Open to first-year and sophomore students. Spaces are limited, so sign up now.
Saint John Paul II instituted February 11 as the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those who care for them.
- February 11 is Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day
- February 12 Black History Month Mass with the Archdiocese of Newark
February 14 is St. Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century priest and martyr, killed during the pagan Roman persecution of Christianity. He was buried at a Catholic cemetery on the Via Flaminia in the outskirts of Rome on February 14, 269. His feast has been observed by the Church since 496. From the High Middle Ages his feast has been associated with a tradition of courtly love, perhaps due to the writings of the English poet and author, Geoffrey Chaucer.
- February 11: International Day of Women & Girls in Science
- February 11: Inventor’s Day
February 12: International Day of Action on Women’s Health
- February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday
- February 14: Valentine’s Day
- February 14: Frederick Douglass Day
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The DEI Committee is responsible for helping to cultivate and nurture a trusting and collaborative University community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the wider world. Please fill out this form if you are interested in sharing events, initiatives, ideas, or looking to get involved.
Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assessment and Professor of English
Monica Burnette, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Services
Co-chairs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
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