News Briefs Feb. 25, 2011

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The month of February is recognized as National Black History Month to commemorate the contributions that African-Americans made to the United States. With a wide variety of ways to celebrate, California Baptist University as well as University of California, Riverside showed their appreciation. UCR held events during the month of February with guest lecturers such as Paul Green, an assistant professor of education at the Graduate School of Education at UCR and musical groups such as The Boys Choir of Harlem at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium.

SEEK WEEK SURVEY
With results from last semester’s post Seek Week survey, the Department of Spiritual Life discussed how to improve chapel experience as well as this semester’s version of Seek Week. The survey received responses from 455 students and the results were put online for students to view. “The primary purpose of the chapel survey was to assess the effectiveness of what we are doing,” John Montgomery, dean of spiritual life, said. “The second purpose was to evaluate if we were doing what we do well.” This semester’s theme is “Surrender” led by CBU graduates David Torna, who is the junior high pastor of Sandals Church and Daniel Bishop the high school pastor of The Grove. By Jon Beam

ZUMBA BENEFITAHON
The workout craze, Zumba, is coming to Riverside. A two- hour Zumbathon will be held on March 2 at the Riverside Life Arts Center to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazon Movement. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25 the date of the event. Seventy-five percent of the Zumbathon ticket fee and thirty percent of limited edition Party Hearty Zumbawear product sales benefit the American Heart Association’s. The limit is 200 people.