Upcoming Events

FSU Fall Convocation / Sesquicentennial Kick-Off | 2:00 P.M.

 

Annual Fall Convocation emphasizing the start of the new academic year with special Sesquicentennial Celebration components including special guest speaker, Mr. Hill Harper, Renowned American Actor.  Convocational ceremony to be followed by Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication of the campus' newly renovated Front Entrance and Water Feature and the Unveiling of the commemorative Cook Quad sculpture highlighting FSU's 150 Years of Dedicated Leadership

Sesquicentennial  Kick-Off Reception | 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Sesquicentennial Kick-off Reception and Celebration partnering with the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Local/Surrounding Business Community in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Year

African-American History All Year:  Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series | 2:00 - 3:30 P.M.

 

Major African-American Thinkers I:  Frederick Douglass by Joseph Osei; Booker T. Washington by Greg Rich; W.E.B. DuBois by Blanche Radford-Curry

Online Exhibits

The Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association Leadership Through the Years

The FSU National Alumni Association which was organized in 1922 to provide opportunities for alumni to participate in and contribute to the ongoing life of FSU. The Association has flourished under the leadership of 21 Association Presidents.

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The Fayetteville State University Alumni Queens

The Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, Incorporated Alumni Queens Contest has been an intricate part of the fundraising efforts for the Association and a culture that has a uniqueness for this University.

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FSU Alumni Affairs' "Proud to be . . . I Am FSU" Montage

An online video montage depicting the history of Fayetteville Teachers College/Fayetteville State University and where we stand today.

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The FSU Alumni Oral History Project

The Alumni Oral History Project creates an electronic library of the oral histories of alumni representing FSU’s rich history using available resources in the Mass Communication Department.  A collaborative effort by  faculty, student and alumni, the project will produce interviews that can be viewed online and will serve to preserve some of the powerful personal reflections of FSU’s alumni throughout varying eras.

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2017 September

 

9/14/17 2:00 p.m.

FSU Fall Convocation | Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker: Mr. Hill Harper

Seabrook Auditorium/ W.T. Brown Entrance/Cook Quad Annual

Fall Convocation emphasizing the start of the new academic year with special Sesquicentennial Celebration opening ceremony including special guest speaker, Mr. Hill Harper, Renowned American actor, author, and motivational speaker.  Convocational ceremony to be followed by Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication of the campus' newly renovated Front Entrance and Water Feature and the Unveiling of the commemorative Cook Quad sculpture highlighting FSU's 150 Years of Dedicated Leadership

 

9/14/17 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sesquicentennial Kick-Off Reception

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Sesquicentennial Kick-off Reception and Celebration with premier sponsor Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Local/Surrounding Business Community in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Year; By-Invitation-Only Event

 

9/14-11/17/17 M-F 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

1867 Deeds Not Words:  The Origins of Fayetteville State University

Rosenthal Gallery

"A multi-media exhibition designed to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University with an education experience on the founding of the Howard School, using history, humanities and the arts.  This exhibition will inform the public of the history of the founding of the institution, thereby filling in a missing narrative and knowledge of the black community in Fayetteville during the 19th Century.  This is a moving exhibition and will be relocated to the Museum of the Cape Fear on February 3, 2018. Reception on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5-8:00 p.m.  Open to the Public.

 

9/14 - 10/12/17 M-T 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Fri 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library: 150 Years of FSU History with Chesnutt Library

Playing Sports: From B to T (Baseball to Tennis) Chesnutt Library Rotating Exhibit One:  Playing Sports:  From B to T (Baseball to Tennis) is a exhibit of FSU's sports history highlighting sports accomplishments and accolades.

 

9/14 - 10/14/17 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Civil Rights and FSU | A Historical Display

RJSC Lobby

A visual display commemorating the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on Fayetteville State University and the local community.

 

9/14 - 9/30/17 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sun 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

An  Historical Look at Fayetteville State University Fayetteville

Headquarters Library, Maiden Lane Visual Exhibit with focus on Founders, First Presidents, and Historical FSU Buildings

 

9/14/17 - 1/15/18 Tues-Sat 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fayetteville State University in the Early 20th Century

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Visual Exhibit on the Early History of Fayetteville State University during the 19th Century and its impact on the City of Fayetteville and North Carolina

 

9/17/17 4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Sweet Honey in the Rock

Seabrook Auditorium

Since its inception in 1973, this Grammy-award winning acapella troupe is known for producing music that embodies equality, empowerment, education, peace, love, and solidarity.  Click on the following link for details:  http://sweethoneyintherock.org/.

 

9/20/17 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Chancellor for a Day

Chancellor's Office

Announcement of the first student Chancellor for a Day for academic year 2017-18.  Selected students follow the Chancellor's schedule for a day and engage in all appointments and activities to give opportunity for exposure and experience on the highest level of academic functioning.

 

9/21/17 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

1867 Deeds Not Words:  The Origins of Fayetteville State University

Reception Rosenthal Gallery

"Reception in honor of the Rosenthal exhibition. Open to the Public.  A multi-media exhibition designed to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University with an education experience on the founding of the Howard School, using history, humanities and the arts.  This exhibition will inform the public of the history of the founding of the institution, thereby filling in a missing narrative and knowledge of the black community in Fayetteville during the 19th Century.  This is a moving exhibition and will be relocated to the Museum of the Cape Fear on February 3, 2018."

 

9/21/17 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year:  Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

Major African-American Thinkers I: Frederick Douglass presented by Dr. Joseph Osei; Booker T. Washington presented by Dr. Greg Rich; W.E.B. DuBois presented by Dr. Blanche Radford-Curry

 

9/28 - 9/30/17 Pre-Show 6:45 p.m.; Show 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare and Honest Pint Theatre Company: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Seabrook Auditorium

The local theatre company presents the classic Shakespearean drama, King Lear, under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  "I am a man more sinned against than sinning."  King Lear, Shakespeare's monumental look at an aging monarch, full of hubris and on the precipice of senility, as he divides his kingdom among his three daughters.  In turn, they break his heart, resulting in a loss of country, loss of family, loss of self, loss of sanity; a sublime exploration of foolishness in all its forms.  Tickets:  $15/$13/$8.  For more information visit:  www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

9/30/17 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bronco-iRadio Sesquicentennial Outdoor Fall Music Festival

FSU Gazebo

Each fall, Bronco-iRadio hosts an outdoor music festival that features area musicians. This is an event that is open to the public and local community. The event will be dedicated to the Sesquicentennial Celebration with a “music across the generations” theme and comments from various campus leaders.

 

2017 October

 

10/10/17 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

FSU Early Historical Context:  Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

FSU's Early Historical Context: The Howard School presented by Dr. Tom Hennessey; The Leary Sisters presented by Dr. Kelli Walsh; John Brown and Jonathan Edwards presented by Dr. Richard Hall

 

10/14/17 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Scott Joplin Marathon

Seabrook Auditorium

Enjoy the music of American great, Scott Joplin, as presented and performed by the Department of Fine Arts faculty and students.  A variety of compositions from the American great will be shared as an uplifting offering to the Sesquicentennial Celebration.

 

10/17/17 8:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Philadanco Dance Troupe

Seabrook Auditorium

Dance Presentation by the Internationally Renowned Philadanco Dance Troupe with VIP Reception for invited guests.

 

10/14 - 10/21/17 HC Parade 9:00 a.m.; HC Game 1:30 p.m. 2017

Homecoming

Various  Week-Long Series of Homecoming Events including Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Includes Annual Homecoming Parade with Sesquicentennial Emphasis and Game on 10/21/17;  Check the FSU Website for full Listing of Homecoming Events from across the university campus

 

10/16 - 12/22/17 M-T 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Fri 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library: 150 Years of FSU History with Chesnutt Library | Stepping Through Time:

Student Clubs and Organizations Chesnutt Library Rotating Exhibit Two:  Stepping Through Time:  Student Clubs and Organizations is a visual exhibit highlighting student groups, clubs, and organizations and their impact on FSU's history.

 

10/20/17 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Biological Sciences' Valeria Fleming Round-Up Symposium

TBD Program to Showcase FSU STEM Alumni and provide current students, faculty and staff an opportunity to develop a Bronco Network with Alumni in their prospective career fields

 

10/21/17 10:00 a.m.

The Annual FSU Homecoming Parade

Murchison Road

The annual 125+ entry parade celebrating the Bronco Homecoming complete with VIPs, Bands, Royalty, and Campus and Community entries. Celebrating #OurCityOurTeam.

 

10/21/17 2:00 p.m.

The Annual FSU Homecoming Game | FSU Broncos vs. St. Augustine's Falcons

Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium

The annual afternoon game features the FSU Broncos vs. the St. Augustine's University Falcons complete with special Pre-Show and Half-Time activities highlighting the annual Bronco homecoming.  For ticket and additional information check out the Bronco Athletics website.

 

10/24/17 2:30 p.m.

Chancellor's Early College Reception

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Reception sponsored by the Chancellor's Office and hosted by the Chancellor in recognition of FSU Freshman who are graduates of Early College High Schools.

 

10/27/17 Pre-Show 7:15 p.m.; Show 8:00 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare  Theatre Company:  A Midsummer Night's LIT

Fainting Goat Brewing Co., 330 S. Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The local theatre company presents the classic Shakespearean drama, A Midsummer Night's LIT, under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  "While fairies feud and scheme, mortals play and dream...."  Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, advance their long-running feud, as the children of men find refuge in the forest.  While fairy Puck pulls the strings, the lovers dream and the rude mechanicals polish their lines.  Will they escape this magic unscathed?  LIT is the irreverent celebration of Shakespeare--over drinks.  Strictly limited seating.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

10/31/17 7:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | FSU Student Chamber Music

Seabrook Auditorium

Tranquil and peaceful chamber selections as selected and presented by the FSU Fine Arts Department students will allow guests to reflect on the 150-year journey of FSU and its accomplishments.

 

2017 November

 

11/1/17 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chancellor for a Day

Chancellor's Office

Announcement of the student Chancellor for a Day for November 2017-18.  Selected students follow the Chancellor's schedule for a day and engage in all appointments and activities to give opportunity for exposure and experience on the highest level of academic functioning.

 

11/6/17 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Global Experiences

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Panel Discussion by Fulbright, Peace Corps volunteers and other community and business leaders with overseas experience discussing the importance of overseas travel in a globalized world.  A lunch and learn event.

 

11/6/17 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

International Education Week: The Global Classroom, Internet Exchange, and Distance Learning

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Global understanding information session and workshop for faculty only.

 

11/6/17 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Cultural Spotlight I

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Spotlighting a particular country or region based on 2017-18 FLTA's.  Includes a variety of mechanisms and interactive elements such as teaching students how to cook food of a particular country, learn a traditional dance, or the basics of a foreign language.

 

11/7/17 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Explore Fulbright Student Opportunities

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Information sharing on scholarship opportunities available through the Fulbright Foundation. Fulbright FLTA's and Fulbright scholar-in-residence will be available to provide guidance and direction.

 

11/7/17 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Cultural Spotlight II

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Spotlighting a particular country or region based on 2017-18 FLTA's.  Includes a variety of mechanisms and interactive elements such as teaching students how to cook food of a particular country, learn a traditional dance, or the basics of a foreign language.

 

11/8/17 11:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.

International Education Week: Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants Luncheon

RJSC - Chancellor's Dining Room

FSU students have the opportunity to get to know the campus' Fulbright Teaching Assistants from various countries around the world.  A Lunch and Learn experience.

 

11/8/17 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Learning through Immersion/Study Aboard Panel

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Informative panel discussing the study aboard opportunity for faculty and students.

 

11/8/17 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Cultural Spotlight III

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Spotlighting a particular country or region based on 2017-18 FLTA's.  Includes a variety of mechanisms and interactive elements such as teaching students how to cook food of a particular country, learn a traditional dance, or the basics of a foreign language.

 

11/8 - 11/9/17

Various | See individual event listings. International Education and Cultural Partnership

RJSC 242/Seabrook Auditorium

A signature event led by the Division of Academic Affairs that highlights FSU's commitment to developing global citizens, one of the hallmarks of Chancellor's Anderson leadership.  Scheduled events include:  International leaders from FSU's partner institutions will be on the FSU campus for a forum and panel discussion on the topic, "Promoting Global Cooperation through International Education," with Chancellor Anderson moderating; Commemoration Ceremony of the signing of the FSU Deed; and special international entertainment.

 

11/8/17 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

International Education and Cultural Partnership Reception

RJSC  242

Welcome reception in honor of the International Education Delegation

 

11/9/17 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

International Education Forum: SINO/US Presidents Forum "Global Cooperation and the Future of Higher Education"

JC Jones Bd Room, Chesnutt Library

Opening remarks from international Partner Presidents followed by questions and answers and discussion on higher education from an international perspective; Chancellor Anderson presiding.

 

11/9/17 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

International Education and Cultural Partnership Luncheon

RJSC: Chancellor's Dining Room

Luncheon in honor of the International Education Delegation (By Invitation Only)

 

11/9/17 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

International Education and Cultural Partnership: FSU Deed Signing Commemoration Ceremony

Seabrook Auditorium

Commemoration Ceremony of the FSU Sesquicentennial including a theatrical reenactment of the FSU Deed Signing in 1867.

 

11/9/17 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

International Education Week: Peace Corps Information Session

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FSU students exposed to the requirements of Peace Corp volunteerism.

 

11/9/17 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

International Education Week: International Coffee Hour with Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants

Eccogrounds Coffee Shop

Informal session with Fulbright Teaching Assistants in an effort to forge international friendships and work opportunities.

 

11/9/17 7:00 p.m.

International Education and Cultural Partnership: International Mongolian Dance Troupe

Seabrook Auditorium

Performance by the internationally acclaimed Mongolian Dance Troupe (Free and Open to the Public)

 

11/9/17 9:00 p.m.

International Education and Cultural Partnership: International Mongolian Dance Troupe Reception

Hotel Hospitality Room

A post-event reception for the International Mongolian Dance Troupe and International Education Delegation  (By-Invitation-Only).

 

11/13/17 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

American Education Week: C. I. Brown Lecture Series with Elementary Art and Essay Contest Winners

Seabrook Auditorium

Kick-Off Celebration for American Education Week with the annual C.I. Brown Lecture Series which will also include winners of the Elementary Art Contest and High School Essay Contest.

 

11/14/17 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

American Education Week My Discipline in 1867: School of Education |  An American Educational Revolution for Public Education to Serve All

Shaw Auditorium

An American Educational Revolution for Public Education to Serve All:  A View of Education/ If You Were There in 1867:  Lecture with background visual, musical and historical documentation.  Proposes to close with an interactive discussion about selected social, political, economic, and spiritual factors and forces that were impacting the educational opportunities available for black people and their supporters during this historical period.  Presented by Dr. Noran L. Moffett, Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education

 

11/14/17 2:00 p.m.

Charles Chesnutt Circle Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Library Board Room

A special English Department Sesquicentennial Recognition Reception for select students excelling in Freshman Composition.  Students, selected by instructors, receive certificates as well as a commemorative letter from the English Dept Chair.  The recognition reception is in honor of those student writers.

 

11/15/17 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

American Education Week: Administrators' Panel Discussion

Shaw Auditorium

Part of the American Education Week Series, distinguished regional principals and administrators come together to discuss with the FSU Education Community and others the historical perspective of building management, its evolution, current mission and vision for the future for their schools.  Discussion also to include issue facing today's administrators and teachers.

 

11/16/17 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

American Education Week: 4th Annual Future Educators' Club/SNCAE Talent Show

Lily Gym

Part of the American Education Week series, the 4th Annual Future Educators' Club/SNCAE Talent Show; Free and Open to the Public

 

11/16/17 Pre-Show 2:15 p.m.; Show 3:00 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night's LIT

Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N. Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents the classic Shakespearean drama, A Midsummer Night's LIT, under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  "While fairies feud and scheme, mortals play and dream...."  Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies, advance their long-running feud, as the children of men find refuge in the forest.  While fairy Puck pulls the strings, the lovers dream and the rude mechanicals polish their lines.  Will they escape this magic unscathed?  LIT is the irreverent celebration of Shakespeare--over drinks.  Strictly limited seating.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

11/17/17 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

American Education Week: A Night at the Movies with SOE | Hidden Figures

RJSC Theater

Final event in American Education Week commemorative events.  Enjoy the internationally acclaimed hit move, Hidden Figures.

 

11/27-12/10/17 M-F 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | FSU Graduating Senior Exhibition

Rosenthal Gallery

Graduating Visual Arts Majors exhibit their body of work prior to spring commencement.

 

11/28/17 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

Major African-American Thinkers II:  Martin Luther King, Jr. by Dr. Paul Boaheng; Malcolm X by Dr. Nicole A.  McFarlane; Angela Davis by Dr. Linda Tomlinson

 

2017 December

 

12/3/17 5:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Holiday Spectacular

Seabrook Auditorium

The annual Holiday Concert by the FSU Concert Choir and Band is a seasonal must!  Join Choral Director, Dr. Denise Payton and Mr. Jorim Reid and their talented students as the holidays are ushered in with seasonal music and a salute to the Sesquicentennial year.

 

12/7 - 12/9/2017 7:00 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: Behold: A Folk Christmas Cantata

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents seasonal music and drama under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  Behold features folk music from Andrew Peterson and others in a simple, powerful, life-giving tapestry of the stories of Moses, David, Mary, and Joseph.  Strictly limited seating.  Pay What You Will event.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

2018 January

 

1/3 - 3/14/18 M-T 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Fri 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library: 150 Years of FSU History with Chesnutt Library | Retro Zone:  A Look at the Library as a Place in Students' Lives

Chesnutt Library

Rotating Exhibit Three:  A Look at the Library as a Place in Students' Lives chronicles the role that Chesnutt Library has played in the individual educational process and its service as a resource in the matriculation of FSU students through the years.

 

1/15/18 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating Heritage | Lecture and Reception

Rosenthal Gallery

Lecture on the Rosenthal exhibition of John and Hazel Biggers Collection followed by an open reception in honor of the exhibit.  Lecture 2-3:00 p.m.; Reception 3-6:00 p.m.; Free and Open to the Public

 

1/15 - 2/25/18 M-F 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Celebrating Heritage: The John and Hazel Hale-Biggers Collection of African and African-American Art

Rosenthal Gallery

Celebrating Heritage features selected, original works by renowned and prolific American Artist, John Biggers and his wife, Hazel Hale-Biggers. The exhibition will feature works from John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Charles White, Walter Williams, Paul Goodnight, and others.

 

1/25 - 1/28/18 Pre-Show 6:45 p.m.; Show 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: Songs for a New World, A musical by Jason Robert Brown

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents music and drama under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  Strictly limited seating.  Tickets $15/$13/$8.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

1/29 - 2/2/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867:  SBE African-American Entrepreneurs

SBE Lobby

Exploration of Prominent African-American Entrepreneurs in the 1860's with self-paced display

 

2018 February

 

2/1 - 2/4/18 Pre-Show 6:45 p.m.; Show 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: Songs for a New World, A musical by Jason Robert Brown

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents music and drama under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  Strictly limited seating.  Tickets $15/$13/$8.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

2/3-5/27/18 Wed-Fri 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Saturday by appt only

1867 Deeds Not Words: The Origins of Fayetteville State University

Museum of the Cape Fear

"An exhibit highlighting the history of FSU's founding year. A month by month accounting of events in the city, state and the planning among the Freedmen’s Bureau with emphasis on November 1867. The stories are told using newspaper articles, personal, and government documents. Some of the events featured that will provide context to the period in which FSU was founded are:  Military rule in the South during reconstruction; The Freedmen's Bureau records highlighting North Carolina; The leadership of Bishop James Walker Hood and his settlement in Fayetteville, NC; Black owned businesses and government positions held by African Americans; The Archibald Beebee /Duncan McRae Trial; The General Assembly's referendum to choose delegates to a constitutional convention the following year; Establishment of the Howard Normal School, Robert Harris, Principal; The return of the Chesnutt Family from Ohio to Fayetteville, and more."

 

2/5-9/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: SBE Product Categories Introduced in the 1860's

SBE Lobby

Self-paced display exploring the proliferation of products and product categories introduced in the second half of the 19th Century

 

2/8/18 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

FSU and Civil Rights featuring Dr. Stanley Johnson, Chancellor Emeritus Willis McLeod, Mr. Samuel Dove, and Dr. Jeannette Council; Civil Rights Display including mounted pictures with narratives, publication of essays that focus on the engagement of Fayetteville State University in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

2/8/18 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dept of Criminal Justice: US Crime and Justice in 1867

LSA 121

Lecture and Discussion about the nature and extent of crime and justice at this particular point in history

 

2/10/18 7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra: 1867 Celebration with Soprano Angela Brown

Seabrook Auditorium

A 150-Year Celebration!  In celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Fayetteville State University, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will be performing with guest artist, the world-renowned soprano Angela Brown.  Together we will explore the influence of African Americans on music composed during this 150-year time period including works by Joplin, Gershwin, and Still.

 

2/11/18 11:00 a.m.

FSU Day at John Wesley United Methodist Church

John Wesley United Methodist Church 616 Cumberland Street, Fayetteville, NC

Annual worship service honoring FSU and its students. Special music provided by Dr. Denise Payton and the FSU Concert Choir with special keynote speaker and congregational contribution to the university.

 

2/12-16/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: SBE Early Advertising in the 1860's

SBE Lobby

Exploration of how advertising campaigns were managed in the 1800's with visual display and self-paced information sharing

 

2/12-23/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867 | Dept of Psychology: Mental Health in 1867

NERC, 2nd Fl Lobby

"150 Ways in which Psychology Changed the World"  is a  self-paced, electronic analysis of the state of mental health in 1867 and to the present.  Presented by the Department of Psychology

 

2/14/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chancellor for a Day

Chancellor's Office

Announcement of the student Chancellor for a Day for February 2018.  Selected students follow the Chancellor's schedule for a day and interact with all appointments and activities to give opportunity for exposure and experience on the highest level of academic functioning.

 

2/15/18 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867 | Dept of Psychology: Mental Health in 1867: Celebration of Psychology

NERC 2nd Fl; Psy Dept Lobby

Enjoy music, food and a celebration of psychology during the late 1800's with a video presentation and discussion

 

2/19-23/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: SBE Vintage Ads of the 1860's

SBE Lobby

Display of vintage advertising samples from the 1860's and second half of 19th Century

 

2/22/18 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dept of Sociology | My Discipline in 1867: Black Lives in 1867

LSA 120

A Lecture and discussion on the historical context of the African-American experience during this period of history

 

2018 March

 

3/1/18 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: Nursing

NERC, 1st Fl Lobby

Nursing in 1867: Oral presentation on the State of Nursing and Medicine in the specific historical time period.

 

3/2-4/21/18 M-F 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | FSU Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Rosenthal Gallery

Faculty exhibition featuring works from the visual art department faculty of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts to include works by Jonathan Chestnut, Shane Booth, Soni Martin, Dwight Smith, and Skylar Swan.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

3/3/18 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

5th Annual iINSPIRE Showcase Concert: Sesquicentennial Celebration

Seabrook Auditorium

An electrifying musical celebration promoting inspirational artists and musicians.  Tickets:   $10; FSU Student w/ID $5; Group (10+) $8.

 

3/6/18 7:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | Imani Winds in Concert

Seabrook Auditorium

Chamber music concert by the Grammy nominated Imani Winds and Angela Brown.  The performance will conclude with a commissioned piece of music for Ms. Brown to sing with the Imani Winds.  Valery Coleman, the flutist with the Imani Winds, will compose the new work. A reception that will follow the performance will be a scholarship fundraiser for students in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts.  The reception will be a sponsored event.

 

3/15/18 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

African-American Women Leaders I: Zora Neale Hurston by Dr. Erin Eldridge; Nina Simone by Dr. Sherree Davis; and Ida B. Wells by Dr. Nicole Lucas.

 

3/15/18 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: 150 Years of Chemistry Curriculum at FSU

STB 435, 436, 444, 4th Fl Lobby

Oral presentations and related poster presentations on the field of Chemistry in the latter part of the 1800's; Poster display all day on 4th Fl Lobby of STB; Oral presentations 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. in STB 435; with chemical demonstrations throughout the day in STB 436 and 444.

 

3/19 - 5/9/18 M-T 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Fri 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library: 150 Years of FSU History with Chesnutt Library | Special Collections Signature Series--Chesnutt, Smith, Seabrook, and Jones Chesnutt Library Rotating Exhibit

Four: Special Collections Signature Series--Chesnutt, Smith, Seabrook, and Jones exhibits special editions and writings from Chesnutt Library's collection of books and writings from four of FSU's founding leaders.

 

3/21/18 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FSU Global Awareness Day

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A celebration of cultures from around the world to showcase international talent at FSU and in the local community thereby enhancing global awareness among students, the campus community and attendees from the local community. This program will demonstrate Fayetteville State University’s efforts towards globalization while simultaneously enriching the experiences of attendees. The short 7-9 minute video entitled “A Global FSU” will be highlighted at this event by showing it at regular determined intervals. This video is a visual demonstration of FSU’s journey in globalization.

 

3/22/18 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

My Discipline in 1867: 150 Years of Chemistry Curriculum at FSU

STB 435, 436, 444, 4th Fl Lobby

Oral presentations and related poster presentations on the field of Chemistry in the latter part of the 1800's; Poster display all day on 4th Fl Lobby of STB; Oral presentations 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. in STB 435; with chemical demonstrations throughout the day in STB 436 and 444.

 

3/29/18 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

African-American Women Leaders II:  Anna Julia Cooper by Dr. Stacye Blount; Mary Church Terrell presented by Dr. Chandrika Johnson; Shirley Chisholm presented by Dr. Alysia Childs

 

3/29/18 6:00 p.m.

"Conjure" Online Literary Journal Launch Party

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Conjure: A Journal of HBCU Creativity will make its debut with the North Carolina issue and the National issue to follow in Spring 2018.  The online publications will include reading and spoken word events at FSU and elsewhere.

 

3/30/18 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Department of Social Work | The Hull House: Social Work circa 1867

LSA 120

A lecture and discussion about the social conditions of this historical period and how they contributed to the development of the Hull House in the late 19th Century.

 

2018 April

 

4/2 - 4/7/18

Various Fine Arts Series | 2018 Fine Arts Week

Seabrook Auditorium/Butler Theatre

Various Fine Arts presentations and activities celebrating the Department's annual Fine Arts Week, April 2, 2018 through April 7, 2018.   See individual events listing for details.

 

4/4/18 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chancellor for a Day

Chancellor's Office

Announcement of the student Chancellor for a Day for April 2018.  Selected students follow the Chancellor's schedule for a day and interact with all appointments and activities to give opportunity for exposure and experience on the highest level of academic functioning.

 

4/5 - 4/8/18

Various Founders Day Weekend Various

A series of campus events commemorating the University's annual Founders Day commemoration. Check the official FSU website at www.uncfsu.edu and events listing for details.

 

4/5/18 2:00

PM Founders Day Convocation | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Seabrook Auditorium

Founders Day signals the return of alumni to the FSU campus in commemoration of the Founding Fathers.  The full, academic convocation will feature the Sesquicentennial Anthem, as well as  special keynote speaker, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Television Personality; Author; Genealogist; Historian) and Sesquicentennial components in celebration of the 150th milestone.  Includes pilgrimage to the Founders' Monuments, Opening of the 125th Time Capsule, the internment of the 150th Time Capsule, and the release of the much-anticipated History of Fayetteville State University by Dr. Bertha H. Miller.

 

4/10/18 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning: Third Annual Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon

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The annual luncheon of appreciation continues into its third year as the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning hosts community supporters in honor of their continued support of FSU and its students.

 

4/12/18 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Chancellor's List Reception

Seabrook Auditorium

The annual Chancellor's List Reception, sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, honors students who maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher for either spring semester 2017 or fall semester 2017.

 

4/16 - 4/17/18 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

150 Days of Financial Literacy Culmination

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April 2018 is Financial Literary Month:  Culminating events

 

4/19/18 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

African-American History All Year | Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

LSA 120

Civil Rights: Desegregation by Dr. Ngozi Kamalu; Voting Rights by Dr. Han Lheem; White Primaries by Dr. Hsiaofen Hemstock; Environmental Justice by Dr. Juan Ma.

 

4/19 - 4/21/18 7:30 p.m.

The Founders' Play "150 Steps to Equality"

Butler Theatre

Interpretive play denoting the beginning of FSU and its Founders perseverance for educational opportunities for local black children and the generations to follow.  Presented as part of 2018 Founders Day activities and the Sesquicentennial Celebration, the cast will provide impromptu excerpt dialogues, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, throughout the Sesquicentennial year in various campus locations and to a variety of audiences leading up to the curtains opening on this original play.

 

4/20/18 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

150 Days of Financial Literacy Culmination

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April 2018 is Financial Literary Month: Culminating events

 

4/21/18 7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Series | The Fayetteville Symphony in Concert

Seabrook Auditorium

Appalachian Spring: Travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last concert of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra's Carolina season.  Imagine hiking the Appalachian Trail as the symphony performs Copland's Appalachian Spring and Sibelius's Finlandia. This concert will also feature a solo performance by Alex Jokippi, Principal Trumpet of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as he performs an original piece composed especially for him.

 

4/24/18 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SBE Recognition Luncheon: Bronco B.L.U.E.

SBE 207

Business Leaders United for Excellence:  A luncheon to recognize School of Business & Economics alumni who have made a significant impact in their community.  The honorees have outstanding accomplishments in the business community and exemplify true leadership.

 

4/26-29/18 Pre-Show 6:45 p.m.; Show 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: Honey Series Event: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 1897

Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, 801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents a new adaptation by Jessica Osnoe of a timeless classic, Jane Eyre, under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  The Honey Series is the Sweet Tea Shakespeare series celebrating women.  This premiere adaptation "shakes" up this haunting, lush, gothic romance.  Jane comes of age in a world where she must keep secrets to herself.  When she falls in love with Edward Rochester, secrets become heartbreak as she and Edward journey through love, loss, unrelenting hope, and undying passion.  Strictly limited seating.  Tickets $15/$13/$8.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

4/28/18 7:00 p.m.

The Annual Mr. FSU and Miss FSU Pageants

Seabrook Auditorium

The annual competition to crown the 2017-18 Mr. Fayetteville State University and Miss Fayetteville State University.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

2018 May

 

5/3-6/18 Pre-Show 6:45 p.m.; Show 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatre Company: Honey Series Event: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 1897

Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, 801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC

The local theatre company presents a new adaptation by Jessica Osnoe of a timeless classic, Jane Eyre, under the direction of FSU's Jeremy Fiebig.  The Honey Series is the Sweet Tea Shakespeare series celebrating women.  This premiere adaptation "shakes" up this haunting, lush, gothic romance.  Jane comes of age in a world where she must keep secrets to herself.  When she falls in love with Edward Rochester, secrets become heartbreak as she and Edward journey through love, loss, unrelenting hope, and undying passion.  Strictly limited seating.  Tickets $15/$13/$8.  For ticket  information visit: www.sweetteashakespeare.com/

 

5/4/18 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Charles Chesnutt Senior Research Symposium

Library Board Room

This high-impact practice is a part of the ENGL470 Senior Seminar. Students present research papers to faculty, peers, family and friends. For the Sesquicentennial, students plan to hold a day-long symposium with presentations by students, scholars, performers and community representatives. The focus will be the literature of Charles Chesnutt and will include a special, keynote speaker.

 

5/4/18 2:00 p.m.

The Charles Chesnutt Circle Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Library Board Room

This event recognizes students for achievement in ENGL 110 and ENGL 120 Freshman Composition. Students are selected by instructors and receive certificates as well as a letter from the English Department chair. A reception for the honorees will follow the Ceremony as part of  the Sesquicentennial celebration.

 

5/5/18 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Step Show/Stroll

Capel Arena

Stepping and Strolling presented by alumni of FSU Greek life with a chance to show their expertise in the genre.  Also participating will be current fraternity and sorority campus members whose combined efforts will present an entertaining and enjoyable show.  Ticketed event.

 

5/12/18 9:00 a.m.

The Sesquicentennial Spring Commencement

Crown Complex Coliseum

Annual Spring Commencement Exercises with special Sesquicentennial components including distinguished keynote speaker, the Sesquicentennial Anthem, and final Sesquicentennial Celebration.

 

 

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The Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association Leadership Through the Years

Sesquicentennial  Kick-Off Reception

5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Sesquicentennial Kick-off Reception and Celebration partnering with the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Local/Surrounding Business Community in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Year

FSU Fall Convocation / Sesquicentennial Kick-Off

| 2:00 P.M.

 

Annual Fall Convocation emphasizing the start of the new academic year with special Sesquicentennial Celebration components including special guest speaker, Mr. Hill Harper, Renowned American Actor.  Convocational ceremony to be followed by Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication of the campus' newly renovated Front Entrance and Water Feature and the Unveiling of the commemorative Cook Quad sculphure highlighting FSU's 150 Years of Dedicated Leadership

The Fayetteville State University

National Alumni Association Leadership

Through the Years

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FSU Alumni Affairs'

"Proud to be . . . I Am FSU" Montage

Sesquicentennial

Kick-Off Reception

| 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Sesquicentennial Kick-off Reception and Celebration partnering with the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Local/Surrounding Business Community in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Year

African-American History All Year:

Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

| 2:00 - 3:30 P.M.

 

Major African-American Thinkers I:  Frederick Douglass by Joseph Osei; Booker T. Washington by Greg Rich; W.E.B. DuBois by Blanche Radford-Curry

FSU Alumni Affairs' "Proud to be . . .

I Am FSU" Montage

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