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Adeyemi-Fowode to Speak at Annual St. Norbert College Soul Food Dinner

From St. Norbert College, February 4, 2016
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Dr. Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode, a medical professional and professor of medicine as well as a 2004 St. Norbert College graduate, will serve as the keynote speaker at the college's annual Soul Food Dinner. The dinner, held in celebration of Black History Month, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Michels Commons ballroom on the college campus.

Adeyemi-Fowode made headlines last year for being part of a medical team that separated a pair of conjoined twins at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, in a historic 26-hour surgery that took place on Feb. 17 and 18, 2015. She has been involved in many mentorship and outreach organizations related to health and the medical profession, and currently serves as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

St. Norbert College's annual Soul Food Dinner brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate African-American achievements in scholarship, music and food. It includes a buffet-style dinner featuring traditional African American cuisine, a keynote address and cultural performances.

The buffet menu of the Soul Food Dinner will include fried southern chicken, red rice, Southern mac and cheese, collard greens, corn bread, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, and assorted beverages.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from the St. Norbert College Box Office by visiting http://tickets.snc.edu or calling 920-403-3950. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and children; children under four get in free. A $2 convenience fee applies to online ticket orders, and to exchanging or re-printing tickets.

For more information on the Soul Food Dinner and other elements of St. Norbert College's Black History Month celebration, contact Brittany Bell, assistant director of multicultural student services, at brittany.bell@snc.edu, or visit http://www.snc.edu/multicultural.