Reunion Weekend April 25-28, 2019

BSU Circa 1976

Exploring the Past, Energizing the Present, Engaging the Future

The Black Student Union (BSU) was established in fall 1968 by students who craved space where they could celebrate their culture and accomplishments and lift up black struggles. The alumni reunion April 25-28, 2019 is the capstone event of the yearlong celebration. We hope you will join us.

Dr. Barbara Fuller '72

Thursday, April 25

  • 9:40 a.m. - Biology Colloquium “A Calling to Serve” in Valders 206
  • Barbara Fuller '72, Hematologist-Oncologist





  • 4:30 p.m. - Don Kemp Memorial Lecture at Shirley Baker CommonsMaxie Jones Rockymore '82
    • Maxie (Jones) Rockymore '82, Social Worker, Playwright and Poet

Friday, April 26

  • 5:30 p.m. - Opening Reception at Norby House
Julia Mann '09



  • 9:15 p.m. - Gathering at The Cellar (421 West Water Street, below Old Armory BBQ)
    • Performance of "Mixed Reality: One Woman’s Biracial Story" by Julia Mann ‘09

Saturday, April 27

  • 10:30 a.m. -  Morning Gathering at Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall
    • Prologue: a performance piece of music/poetry/scenes by student performers
    • Panel Discussion: alumni and current students.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Take an Alumna/us to Lunch at the Dahl Centennial Union Cafeteria
    • Cost: $10.50/adult; Child (ages 5-10) $5.25; Pay at the door

  • 1:00 p.m. - Film Screening: "Agents of Change" in Valders 206Agents of Change
    • Following the screening there will be a Q&A session with the film's co-director and co-producer, Frank Dawson, who will provide a talk-back session with the audience regarding the making and significance of a film honoring more than 50 years of Black Student Union activism on Historically White Colleges and Universities in America.

  • 3:30 p.m. - Student Research Panels in Valders 206

  • 5:30 p.m. - Reception and Pre-dinner Performance by Student Performers in Addams Lounge/Atrium

  • 6:15 p.m. - Gala Dinner in Peace Dining Room (Cost: $35 per person; pay online RSVP required)
    • Presentation of the Distinguished Service Award - Kojo Amoo-Gottfried ‘98
    • Post dinner celebration at Marty's

Sunday, April 28

Weekend Accomodations/Room Blocks (Limited availability)