Love’s speech rescheduled for Thursday

As part of Black History Month Kick-off at Southeastern, NBA great and Louisiana legend Bob Love was scheduled to give a motivational speech last Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Due to the weather, this event was canceled.

“Born in Bastrop, Louisiana, Love grew up as one of 14 children and also battled severe stuttering, which at times left him unable to speak properly and sometimes not at all,” stated a Jan. 27 press release. “Love overcame his obstacles to become the second NBA player to have his jersey retired from the Chicago Bulls. Today he gives motivational lectures on overcoming adversity.”

However, those who are interested can still attend Love’s presentation.

“The kickoff has been rescheduled for this Thursday at 5 p.m.,” said Marjorie Parker, Student Senate chair and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) president. “It will be held in the Student Union Ballroom and Bob Love will still be speaking.”

For more information about Southeastern’s Black History month call The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs (MISA) at 985-549-3850.