In honor of Black History Month, West Virginia University’s spring Faculty Dinner Series will kick-off with a presentation titled “The Torch is Ours.”

The presentation will be given by the director of WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research, Marjorie Fuller.

It will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair.

Before becoming director of WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research, Fuller served as a professor in the Department of Pan African Studies at Kent State University, assistant dean for intercultural life at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. and director of Diversity Affairs at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

She is a past national representative for the organization Black and Multicultural Professionals in International Education, and is a member of the National Association of Black Culture Centers.

The Faculty Dinner Series is a Student Affairs Sophomore/Junior Year Experience initiative. The program, open to WVU sophomores and juniors, brings students and faculty together in a comfortable, intimate environment, where they can enjoy complimentary meals and informal conversation with professors.

WVU sophomores and juniors interested in attending the event should e-mail Paige Nicholas at to reserve a space.

To learn more about the Sophomore/Junior Year Experience, visit .



CONTACT: Sheila Powell, Student Affairs