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For Immediate Release
February 16, 2012

Rhyme and Reason Reunion Features Brandon “Xplicit Poet” Thornton

Key Info

  • Black History Month at IPFW
  • Rhyme and Reason Reunion, Tuesday, February 21, 6-8 p.m., Walb Union Ballroom
  • Workshop: “How to Make Math a Friend Instead of an Enemy,” noon to 1 p.m., Walb Union, Rooms 114–116
  • Featuring former math professor Brandon “Xplicit Poet” Thornton
  • Both events free and open to the public
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will present Rhyme and Reason Reunion, a talent expo, Tuesday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom.

The event is a poetry/talent expo sponsored by the Black Collegian Caucus, an African-American student organization, and is part of the Black History Month celebration on campus. The Caucus wants to bring former participants of the talent expo as well as new talent to the stage. The 47th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X will be commemorated during the expo. The event is free and open to the public.

The featured artist of the evening is Brandon “Xplicit Poet” Thornton, a former math professor from the St. Louis, Mo., area. Earlier in the day, from noon to 1 p.m., Thornton will host a workshop in Walb Union, Rooms 114–116 entitled: “If Math Requested You as a Friend on Facebook, Would You Confirm, Delete, or Block? How to Make Math a Friend Instead of an Enemy.” The workshop is also free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christopher Riley at 260-481-6847 or rileyc@ipfw.edu, or go to Diversity and Multicultural Affairs website

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