Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts


Black History Month


Campus Speaks, Hear their Story

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 7 p.m.

... Featuring Dr. Martha Patterson.

Dr. Martha Patterson, professor of English at McKendree University, discusses her research and books on African American studies.

Virtual Event - View Performance Live





Play the The Big Sick (2017) VideoSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Thursday, February 11, 2021


Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, professor of English

Rated PG; 1 hour, 57 minutes.




Play the The Big Sick (2017) VideoThe Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @

12 p.m.

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

ScreenTalk host: Amy MacLennan, M.F.A., associate professor of art

Rated R; 1 hour, 42 minutes.



Black History Month


Music from the Metro East

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with a soulful concert featuring talent from throughout the Metro East. Features: Courtney Walker, the Anthony Wiggins Band, the Owens family, and McKendree students, faculty, and staff

Sponsored by Ameren Illinois and the SJEC McKendree

Virtual Event - View Performance Live


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