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Chesapeake Student Groups Offer Public Event for Inauguration Day

Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

WYE MILLS – The Chesapeake College Student Government Association and campus multicultural organization UHURU are presenting a special community event for Barack Obama’s inauguration as the nation’s 44th president. The January 20th event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Louise Cadby Studio Theatre (H-117) in the Kent Humanities Building.

This event is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

One of the student organizers, UHURU President Krystall Hopkins of Cambridge, said the students hope this will be a community celebration for Chesapeake’s entire five-county service area.

"The students here are excited about this inauguration, but thought it was important to turn this into an event for the whole community. Chesapeake is here for the whole service community and this event will be an example of that commitment. Sharing the excitement will make it more memorable for us," Hopkins said. "We think it will be a lot of fun, but this isn’t just a celebration. It’s also designed to be educational."

Computer terminals will be stationed outside of the theatre, so that participants can peruse previous inaugural addresses, read about Obama’s journey to the White House and learn some inaugural history. In addition, the organizers are providing informational hand-outs about all the Obama cabinet nominees.

Light refreshments will be served during the event and each attendee will receive a free commemorative button.

For more information, please e-mail hlowery@chesapeake.edu or call 410-822-5400, ext. 303.

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