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The Skanner News
Published: 26 May 2011

Oregon State University's Black Student Union will be showcasing their 9th annual Divine Nine Step Show:Step Into the Bad Side at 3:30 p.m. on May 28 at Lasells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. in Corvallis. Tickets are $6 for the public, $5 for students, and doors open at 2:30 p.m.

In addition to the step show, students will be holding a Juneteenth BBQ this Thursday, May 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University, 2320 NW Monroe St. The Black Student Union Reps will be presenting information on Juneteenth as well as presenting the plans for the new Black Cultural Center building.

"All of the cultural centers are being rebuilt and the plans for the new BCC building are well underway," Laura Forbes, of the Black Student Union, said. "We are hoping to get some community feedback on the building plans."

On Friday, they will hold the Yardfest from noon to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Quad (the grassy field in front of the Union).

"The Yardfest is a preview of the step show, where all multicultural greeks will be invited to come and step and stroll," Forbes said.  

Later that day at 7 p.m., the Crimson and Cream Pageant: Welcome to Step is happening in Milam Auditorium. The Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Iota Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will be awarding a scholarship, having a Divine 9 Greek Trivia contest between the organizations and welcoming the competing step teams.

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