Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Black History Month with the theme “Enriching The Soul.” The following Black History Month events are planned:
- Black History Month 2012 Kick-off, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Havener Center atrium. This event features music, soul food and an opportunity to meet the diverse group of organizations that have planned this year’s month-long celebration.
- War For Your Soul, film and discussion, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center. Filled with positive and disturbing images, this film was created to inspire young African Americans. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by student diversity programs and Nucor-Yamato Steel.
- The Color Purple: The Musical about Love, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in Leach Theatre. The first 75 tickets for Missouri S&T students are free; additional tickets for S&T students are $10. Non-student tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for youth. Call the box office at 573-341-4219 to reserve tickets.
- Free testing for sexually transmitted diseases, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Havener Center atrium.
- Sex Jeopardy, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. The game and STD testing are part of Project Alpha, a national program to provide sexual health education. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Joe’s Peers and leadership and cultural programs.
- National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Havener Center atrium. Learn what makes each historically African American social Greek organization unique. Refreshments will be provided.
- The Help, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Room 199 Toomey Hall. This empowering film about women in the 1960s who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project is sponsored by the Student Union Board.
- “From the South Bronx to 106 and Park: Black Music Impacting the World,” a presentation by Lasana Hotep, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Explore the multi-billion dollar rap music industry and learn about the environment that created hip-hop and the challenges and opportunities found within the musical form. Sponsored by leadership and cultural programs, student diversity programs and Nucor-Yamato Steel.
- Community Drum Circle, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Havener Center atrium. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in this rhythmic evening. Drums will be provided; no experience necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
- ABS Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center. Sponsored by the Association for Black Students (ABS).
- Dinner to Jazz, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. Enjoy food, friends and jazz at this semi-formal event. Student tickets are $15 each, all others are $20. Email email@example.com for more information. Sponsored by ABS and leadership and cultural programs.
- Black History Month Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. Join the Miner Mentors and Joe’s Peers and test your knowledge of black history.
- Black History Month Celebration, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall. This free night of entertainment highlighting the artistic talents of the S&T community will feature a keynote address by Wayne Robinson, talent and recruiting manager for Nucor Corp. Coordinated by student diversity programs and leadership and cultural programs. A reception following the event is sponsored by student diversity programs and Nucor-Yamato Steel.
- Miss Omega Psi Phi, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall Student tickets are $5; others are $7. For more information, contact Auggie Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month events were planned by Missouri S&T’s Black History Month Committee. For more information about these events, contact leadership and cultural programs at email@example.com or 573-341-7504.