Fourth Estate Lifestyle Online Editor Arrielle Brooks
On Feb. 28, Mason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship collaborated with AE Green from Auxiliary Enterprises to host a Cardboard Hack-a-thon in the Engineering building.
Part of a series of similar events titled Hack Mason, the hack-a-thon provided visitors a unique opportunity to create various inventions out of cardboard that was collected around campus, as shown in the video below.
Continuing the educational thread of events for Black History Month, the Caribbean Student Association hosted a kiosk in the Johnson Center on Feb. 4, 11 and 18.
On Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., students gathered in the Johnson Center Bistro for the annual Mason March for Equality.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Education and the African and African American Studies department included the event in their 2014 “Make the Dream Real” campaign commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The campaign encouraged student acts of service and remembrance.
Dr. Jane Hooper, a historian and professor at Mason, spoke at a lecture and reception held in Mason Hall’s Meese Conference Room on Jan. 30.
Although the general public was invited, History and Art History students and professors made up a majority of the audience.
The lecture was organized by the Office of Global & International Strategies in order to add an extra layer of depth to the neighboring art exhibit, “Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers.”
The Art and Design Building’s Fine Art Gallery springs into the semester with work by VCU professor and artist, Sonya Clark, in her exhibit “Black and White and Thread All Over.”
The exhibit will be shown until Feb. 21, in conjunction with the Department of African and African American Studies and in honor of Black History Month.