February is national Black History Month, and the community is invited to celebrate with Missouri S&T. The following events will be a part of the celebration:
— Black History Kickoff: noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Havener Center atrium. Engage with student organizations and celebrate Black history while supporting an inclusive future.
— Black History Month Celebration: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center, Harlem Nights Casino theme. Join S&T students for a comedy performance, along with games, food, music and raffles.
— Dinner to Jazz: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St. in Rolla. This year’s theme is “Gatsby Noire” and will include dancing, poetry and vocal performances, as well as dinner. Early bird tickets are $25 for Missouri S&T students and $30 for non-S&T students until Monday, Feb. 11. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12, ticket prices rise by $5. Formal attire is suggested for attendees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
The National Society of Black Engineers will also host a Pre-College Initiative Weekend Feb. 21-24 with an “Explore, Engineer and Elevate” theme. The weekend of activities will provide opportunities for African-American high school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to explore education at Missouri S&T.
Black History Month events are coordinated by Missouri S&T’s Student Diversity Initiatives, the Association of Black Students and the Black History Month planning committee.