Volume 6 | March 14, 2017
Black Awareness Society Events
The biweekly newsletter that keeps you updated on all the recent BAS activities. From local businesses to academic achievements, the Black Awareness Society supports its members, honors our heroes, and celebrate its heritage.
Feature Celebration:
Mardi Gras Benefit
Please join us on February 25 for a night of celebration and social awareness at the Mardi Gras Benefit. Enjoy great food, excellent music, and exciting raffles! We will also be including a presentation about Flint, Michigan and how you can help. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold the week of February 20. All tickets and raffle proceeds will go to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

Business Spotlight:
E'TAE is a new hair product line, that restores, beautifies and manage all hair types. Helping women achieve beautiful healthy hair through E'TAE Products. Check out their salon in the Cedarbrook Mall, right next to Fresh Grocer.
Upcoming Events:

Diversity and Inclusion Case Competition: Saturday, April 29, 2017 

Drexel University is hosting a Diversity and Inclusion Case Competition on April 29 for all area schools. The case is being written by TD Bank, who is sponsoring the competition. The competition is open to undergraduate students of any major.

  • Competition Details: Teams of three to four undergraduate students will act as management consultants and will be charged with determining the best course of action based on a diversity-based workplace scenario.

  • Prizes: First place: $2,000; Second place: $1,000; Third place: $500

  • Registration: Space is limited and teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 2. Each student should register individually, but enter the same team name.

ALANA Graduation CeremonySunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Now in its fifteenth year, the ALANA and International Student Recognition Ceremony recognizes Arcadia University graduates of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent, as well as international graduates who attended Arcadia on a F1 or J1 visa. The Arcadia community gathers to celebrate their journeys toward earning college degrees, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

This recognition is of utmost importance for ALANA and international students, especially at predominantly and historically white institutions where their names and faces may go unnoticed, and their stories and histories may go untold. Student participation in this ceremony is optional. Each student that participates is presented a stole representative of their nationality or racial or ethnic heritage. Should you have any questions, please e-mail ooid@arcadia.edu. 

South Africa Service Project: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 

This May, 15 students will be traveling to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria South Africa as a part of Arcadia's Global Field Study program. As a part of the trip, the students and professors will spend a day of service at Philisa Abafazi Bethu, a non-profit organization dedicated to women and children. In order to prepare for this, the class will be running a bake sale and collection drive to raise money and supplies. There are four collection boxes around campus including, the Library, the Chat, Easton Cafe, and Taylor Hall 1st floor, to collect art supplies (crayons, paints, scissors, etc.), school supplies (crayons, coloring books, markers, etc.), games (board games, sports equipments, etc.), and personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, soap). For more information, please contact Macie Poskarbiewicz at mposkarbiewicz@arcadia.edu.
Black Awareness Society | (570) 579-3595 | mcpherson.sabrina.c@gmail.com