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|Special events scheduled for 'Magnificent Seven' art exhibition at UD
11:25 a.m., March 10, 2003--Several special events offered in conjunction with The Magnificent Seven: Hayward Oubres StudentsFrom The Paul R. Jones Collection art exhibition, now on display at the University of Delaware, have been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Her talk, Go Where I Send Thee: Walking Anew in Furrowed Paths of Excellence and Leadership, stressing the importance of mentoring, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the theatre of the Trabant University Center. Also appearing on stage will be Resonance, the Spelman College verse choir, which will present A Tribute to Martin.
Gayles, a prolific writer, has published numerous essays, poems and critical reviews and is the author of the books My Soul Is a Witness: African-American Womens Spirituality, Fathersongs: Testimonials by African-American Sons and Daughters, Rooted Against the Wind: Personal Essays, No Crystal Stair: Race and Sex in Black Womens Fiction, Pushed Back to Strength: A Black Womans Journey Home and Anointed to Fly, a collection of poems. She also is a contributor to Go Girl, an anthology of international travel experiences by African-American women.
Before joining the faculty at Spelman, Gayles was the RosaMary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts at Dillard University. She also has served as a visiting professor of English and womens studies at Emory University, an associate professor of English and womens studies at Spelman, an adjunct professor of African-American studies at Emory University, a visiting professor of English and a research assistant at Talladaga College, an assistant professor of English at Morehouse College and an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University.
She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Emory Medal for distinguished scholarship and service to Emory University. In 1981 she was named Professor of the Year for the state of Georgia by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Gayles also received the Presidents Award for Outstanding Scholarship from Spelman in 1991 and Morehouse Colleges Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1974.
Other events planned in conjunction with the exhibition that are open to UD students include residence hall discussions, an opportunity to share pizza with art collector and UD benefactor Paul R. Jones, and Club Night, an evening of fun and celebration in the Perkins Student Center.
The Magnificent Seven exhibition of approximately 40 works includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, prints and mixed media by Oubre, then an art professor at Alabama State College (now University) and his students William Anderson, Herman Bailey, Arthur Britt, Floyd Coleman, John Feagin, Paul Gary and Harper T. Phillips.
Visit the exhibition web site at [www.udel.edu/PaulRJonesCollection/].