What’s Happening Today – Jan. 31, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
Black History Month kicks off Wednesday and Salisbury University‘s Celebration, “The Crisis in Black Education,” runs through February and beyond. There are several events planned:
- Feb. thru May – SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture hosts the exhibit “When Communities Come Together: African American Education on the Eastern Shore” in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby
- Feb. 9 at 7 pm in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center – Deborah Salahu-Din, a Salisbury native and specialist with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about “Race and Violence: the Historical Context for ‘Black Lives Matter,'” and she examines the important role of the Smithsonian and other African American museums in building bridges that can help resolve conflict and avert cultural clashes. SU’s Gospel Choir joins Salahu-Din for this event.
- Feb. 10 at 4:30 pm at SU Dining Hall – Annual Soul Food Dinner in the Commons. Jazz musician Bernard Sweetney performs. Cost is $12.98, $7.87 for children age 5 and under.
- Feb. 13 at 7 pm at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center – Dr. Aston Gonzalez of SU’s History Department leads the workshop “Finding the Ancestors: Tracing African American Genealogy”
- Feb. 22 at 7 pm in Fulton Hall Room 111 – SU screens the 2010 documentary “The Lottery.” The film chronicles four children’s efforts to win admission to one of the best schools in New York by entering a lottery, underscoring the crisis in public education while making the case that any child can succeed.
- Feb. 23 at 7 pm in the Wicomico Room – A panel of educators and researchers discuss “Addressing the Crisis in Black Education.”
- Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm in the Wicomico Room – SU student leaders Brian Anderson, Amani Bouyer, Donovan Mack, Markiera Saunders and Cearrah Sherman discuss their experiences navigating K-12 education in private and public institutions during the panel discussion “Student Perspectives on Black Education”
- Mar. 4 at 8 am – SU’s Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Summit
- Mar. 9 at 7 pm in the Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall – A screening of the documentary Rosenwald: the Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. The film tells the story of the partnership between Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute and Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., to build state-of-the-art schools for African American children throughout the South.
- Apr. 14 at 6:30 pm in Holloway Hall – Performance by the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers
The Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 Seaside Craft Show. This juried show will take place Sat., June 3, in downtown Bethany Beach and is open to fine crafters in diverse mediums. To download the application, go here and click on the Seaside Craft Show tab under activities. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
You have until tomorrow to enter The Delaware Division Of Fish And Wildlife’s Annual Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside the 2017-2018 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. To enter, go here.
Delmarva has a lot of history and many things have happened here on the Peninsula that are historically significant. Many of those places are marked by signs or plaques that tell you a little bit about why that site is important. Steve Marz, director and state archivist with the Delaware Public Archives and Kevin Barni, historical marker program coordinator for Delaware, joins us on the couches to tell us more about these historical markers.
When it comes to social media, it seems like there is an app out there for just about everyone – even senior citizens. A group of students from Sussex Central High School created an app for the Verizon app challenge. The app is called “Senior Spotlight” and it helps connect them to other seniors in the area with a text and video chat feature. The group of students who created the app were awarded ‘Best in State’ and received a $5,000.00 grant for the school and each student won a tablet. They’re in the running for the “fan favorite” award. Winning this gives the school $15,000.00, in person app development training from MIT experts, and an all-expense paid trip to the TSA conference in Florida in June 2017. Voting ends on Feb. 14. You can vote by texting SENSPOT to ‘22333.’
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we’re thinking about cards and flowers – maybe even diamonds. We also know the way to a man’s heart has always been the stomach. Caitlin Evans and Phil Cropper, instructors in the culinary and pastry arts department of Worcester Technical High School, join us in the kitchen to make white chocolate macadamia nut raspberry cheesecake.
When you buy a car one of the first things you decide is if you’re going to buy new or pre-owned. Each have their benefits and it’s up to you to decide if you want to save a little money by going pre-owned or if you want to have that brand new car warranty. At Hertrich, they have certified pre-owned vehicles and it combines the best of both worlds. Sean visits their new location in Salisbury to find out what qualifies a car to be a Hertrich Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.