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Past Events 2008-Spring 2011

Fall 2008

Africans Origin by Chike Akua, 2008 

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. Mr. Chike Akua came to the Center, and gave some in depth information on the Origin of Africans.


FALL 2010

Family Weekend Breakfast, Fall 2010

The annual weekend celebration is dedicated to students and their respective families. It serves as a time to enjoy numerous activities, one of which is the breakfast hosted by the AACC. This is a reoccurring event.

HIV/AIDS & Safe Sex Program, Fall 2010

The purpose of the event is to educate the APSU campus community about HIV/AIDS, ways to practice safer sex, and the promotion of abstinence. The program is facilitated by guest speaker, Dwayne Jenkins, a Nashville CARES Education Coordinator. This is a reoccurring event.

Homecoming Alumni and Current Students Mixer, Fall 2010

The weekend of homecoming, the center hosts an alumni and student mixer. It is an opportunity to reconnect alumni with each other and an opportunity for current students to network with alumni while enjoying music, gifts, and food.

International Night, Fall 2010

An evening to celebrate all the cultures and ethnicities represented on the campus of APSU. A variety of foods and meals are prepared and served to the students, faculty and staff of APSU.


Kwanzaa Celebration, Fall 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, Fall 2010


FALL 2011

20th Anniversary Celebration, Spring 2011

A celebration for the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center 20th Anniversary. The program took place at the Clement Auditorium with a reception that followed in the Center.

Daniel Family

 5K Breast Cancer Awarenes Walk, Spring 2011 

The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about breast cancer. Donations were collected and 100% of the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants were welcome to run or walk the route.

 Free Ice Cream, Spring 2011

Open to all students, faculty and staff to come out and enjoy free ice cream from the Pied Piper Creamery.


Free Tie Giveaway, Spring 2011

 This was a great opportunity to promote the necessary skills of tying a tie, and dressing professionally. Thanks to for a donation of 150 men's ties for our students who do not own ties, or simply need a new tie. 


Gospel Explosion, Spring 2011


Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition Program, Spring 2011

Women's History Month Programming. A dinner to recognize the African American female faculty/staff for their years of service at Austin Peay State University, and the exceptional work of African American female student leaders.


Internship and Career Recruitment Event: Marketing, Merchandising and Retail positions, Spring 2011

Luau Block Party, Spring 2011

This was an end of the year bock party for all APSU students. There was FREE food, a live deejay and giveaways.


National Black HIV/AIDS Day Awareness, Spring 2011

The Center, in conjunction with Nashville CARES provided FREE HIV/AIDS testing to all students, and provided awareness information about HIV/AIDS.

Peay Soup: Spoken-word competition - Spring 2011National Poetry Month with Center of Excellence for Creative Arts-Spring 2011

Spoken-word competition featured educator, activist, actor, romantic, entertainer, and poet Harlym 125. This event was to celebrate National poetry month, and was sponsored with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. Prizes for winners.


Race Relation and White Privilege: Does It Still Affect You? - Spring 2011

This was a panel discussion in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. Acclaimed author and Social Justice advocate, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers, Tim Wise was here with a panel of APSU faculty and students to discuss how Social Justice, race relations and many other issues affect college students.


Soul Food Night, Spring 2011

Valentine's Day Celebration with the Child Learning Center, Spring 2011

Annual Events

Black History Month  


In the United States, Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

The Center offers a variety of activities throughout Black History Month ranging from one-man shows to craft fairs. Event times and locations vary.

* Black History Month Luncheon, 2008


Peay Soup            

Open-Mic Night that gives students the opportunity to express themselves through words, sounds, and rhythm. The first Peay Soup takes place at Party on the Plaza during Welcome Week, in the Fall semester where students enjoy food, door prizes, and a live deejay. The last Peay Soup of the school year is a spoken-word competition (poetry, rap, song) that serves as a culmination for all of the events.

Cyzz photo


Womens History Month - Purses and Pleasantries      


Women's History Month highlights historical and contemporary contributions women have made and are currently making to society. March has been designated as the month to celebrate those contributions.

In observance of the Women's History month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center hosts the annual Purses and Pleasantries Tea Talk Event.

APSU female students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate and donate new or slightly used purses. The silent purse auction for this event raises money to help underprivileged women to purchase professional interview clothing. 



 We Are Family

'We Are Family" began in 1996. The essence of the program is to convey to all APSU students, parents, faculty and staff that we should consider ourselves as members of one "family" as we move throughout our individual purposes for being at Austin Peay State University. 

 This event takes place once a semester, and is sometimes modified to celebrate our graduating students' achievements.