Africa! More Than a Continent events


As you plan the rest of your semester, please be aware of the following events that are linked to our campus theme, Africa! More Than a Continent.

If you have any question or additional events to add, please contact Laura Wright at

April 4-8, 2016: Serah Mucha and Ronnie Mdawadi
Serah Mucha (project manager and public relations) and Ronnie Mdawadi (Kenyan country manager) for Kosmos Solutions International, an NGO working on sustainable development, women’s empowerment, etc. in Kenya will be on campus. Details will be forthcoming.

April 13, 2016 (Campus Dining Hall): African Menu
During the International Festival there will be an African Menu offered during the lunch hours in the Campus Dining Hall.  Recipes include: Chicken Couscous, Eggplant Curry, Okra and Greens, Futari (coconut-peanut pumpkin), and Chinchin (fried pastries) or Banana Enrolada (banana rolled in pastry)

April 13, 2016 (4:00-5:30pm; UC Multipurpose Room): WCU Global Spotlight Series: Africa in World Affairs
Join us for the last Global Spotlight Series of the semester.  Presenters include: Dr. Jackie Sievert, Dr. Saheed Aderinto, Dr. Mike McDonald, and Dr. Jennifer Schiff. Sponsored by: Political Science, History, and International Studies.

April 21-22, 2016:  Professor Kwesi Yankah
We are honored to have Professor Kwesi Yankah from Ghana joining us as part of the campus theme celebration.  Professor Yankah is a world-renowned scholar on African proverbs.  He is currently the president of Central University College, the largest private university in Ghana.  Previously, he was the pro-vice chancellor (provost) at the University of Ghana, the preeminent university in Ghana.  He is a former professor of linguistics. Professor Yankah earned his doctoral degree at Indiana University.

Professor Yankah will give a campus wide lecture, Between 9-11 and national tragedies in Africa: Comparative perspectives, on Thursday, April 21 at 4pm. In addition, he will be available to visit classes on Friday, April 22. If you are teaching a Friday class that addresses issues on Africa and would like for Dr. Yankah to visit your class, please contact Dr. Kofi Lomotey right away. Please encourage students to attend the lecture on April 21.

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