Tag: Delia Gillis

Black History Month has a righteous origin

Feb. 1 starts one of my favorite months. Around my home it means birthday celebrations for my husband, watching a Super Bowl game that never seems to have the Kansas City Chiefs playing – at least not since I was a toddler in 1969 – and romantic Valentine’s Day flowers. February also means my professional… Read more »

Study Abroad Fair aims to broaden horizons

Students interested in studying abroad were able to learn more during the Study Abroad Fair held Sept. 6 in the Elliott Student Union. Representatives from different departments, programs and universities were available to field questions, give pointers and hand out materials. Vicki Orcutt, director of academic outreach for extended studies, said that studying abroad is… Read more »

Professor guides discussion on Nelson-Atkins exhibit

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (KANSAS CITY, Mo., digitalBURG) — In July 1839, African captives aboard the Spanish vessel Amistad overtook Spanish slave traders who had illegally abducted them and steered the Amistad to the shore near Long Island, New York. Hale Woodruff, an Atlanta artist, was commissioned to paint two series of murals to be… Read more »