for Black Student Achievement - P-16 Pursuing Excellence," a
conference highlighting the programs that demonstrate successful
experiences for black students in learning environments from preschool
through college and university programs.
5-8:30 p.m. (Oct. 24)
7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Oct. 25)
9 a.m. (Oct. 26)
750 S. Halsted St.
presenters include Keith Sanders, Illinois Board of Higher Education;
the Honorable Emil Jones, Illinois State Senator; Wayne Watson,
Chicago City Colleges; William Cox, Black Issues in Higher Education;
Oscar Barbarin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and from
UIC, Barbara Henley, Wynetta Frazier and Rose Green Thomas.
will include presentations and workshops on restructuring programs
to meet the needs of black students and reducing the educational
disparities they confront. Other topics include early childhood
development, student pipelines, student retention, and undergraduate
and graduate student initiatives.
and registration information, please call (312) 413-9124.
is sponsored by the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher
Education in collaboration with the Illinois Association of Educational
Opportunity Program Personnel and the Illinois Council on College