Tate Student Center
Grand Hall Sponsored by: University Union
Contact: Donielle Ojeah Bell 706-542-6396
Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou will headline a week of activities and entertainment during the University of Georgia’s annual Week of Soul celebration beginning on Feb. 4. The week’s events are sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board’s Committee for Black Cultural Programs.Angelou is a celebrated poet, novelist, educator, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist. She has served on two presidential committees and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011), the National Medal of Arts (2000) and the Lincoln Medal (2008). Dr. Angelou has received three Grammy Awards and more than 30 honorary degrees. She is the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.The lecture will be held on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. Advance tickets are $5 for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus and $15 for non-students; day-of-event tickets are $20.Event tickets are available at the Tate Student Center Cashier Window, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A valid UGACard is required for acquisition of student tickets.For updates and more information about Week of Soul events, call 706/542-6396 or see http://union.uga.edu. News release: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/maya-angelou-week-of-soul-011413/EVENT IS SOLD OUT.