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May 16, 2018

Black Faculty and Staff Alliance Brown Bag Lunch Series: Diversity Among Us

Submitted by Leandra Jenkins

Bring your lunch and join the Black Faculty and Staff Alliance to learn more about the rich diversity of our colleagues at its Brown Bag Lunch Series. Daniel Ijigbamigbe, a Nigerian-American graduate student at K-State, will present "Africa — Our Motherland," at noon May 16 in 301 Calvin Hall. 

Overview: Paleontology shows that the human species began in Africa and migrated to the rest of the world. Africa is the root of mankind yet arguably the most misunderstood place on earth. This is an informative presentation about Africa for the enlightenment of the audience toward this very complex yet beautiful continent.

Ijigbamigbe is a former Putnam mathematics fellow working on a master's degree in statistics. He is currently the graduate assistant for IMHOTEP, K-State's Black Male Initiative, while also serving as an executive of the school's African Student Union. He is a combat veteran who served as a quartermaster sergeant in Operation Eager Lion and Operation Spartan Shield with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. He has a great passion for meeting other citizens of the world and emphasizing the need for unity among humans. Love is Ijigbamigbe's religion.