Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


February 1, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University’s 8th Annual Step Masters Unite Step Show, featuring a historically African-American rhythmic style of dance, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane. National Pan-Hellenic Council, the governing body for the nine historically African-American Greek letter organizations on the SMU campus, is sponsoring the event. Students from area colleges and universities will participate in the three-hour show. Tickets to the performance are $15 for the step show, and $20 for the step show and after party for students with a college ID. Call 214-768-4580 for further information.

Tickets are available at the door or through the SMU Multicultural Department in Room 318 of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St.

The NPHC also is hosting several events throughout the week, including bringing 30 seventh-graders to SMU Monday, Feb. 4, to experience what college is like. NPHC members will visit area elementary schools Tuesday, Feb. 5, to discuss the benefits of a college education.

“Can You Serve God and be a Member of a Greek Letter Organization?” is a panel discussion featuring NPHC National President Cassandra Black and visiting pastors at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

A Step Show pep rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commons of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Friday, Feb. 8. The pep rally and panel discussion are free and open to the public.