Black History Month events move online at S&T

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On January 22, 2021

A scene from 2016’s Black History Month Celebration. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The community is invited to celebrate Black History Month this February with Missouri S&T. Campus events will take place throughout the month, focusing on the theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” The following events will be a part of the celebration:

— Black History Month Kickoff: 11-noon Monday, Feb. 1, in the Havener Center atrium. Engage with student organizations and celebrate Black history while supporting an inclusive future.

— “What’s Cookin’”: 2-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Diversity House, located at 605 W. 11th St. on the S&T campus. Students can join the National Society of Black Engineers and Student Diversity Initiatives for a Black History Month kickoff grab-and-go dinner box while learning more about the cultural programs hosted throughout the month of February. Registration required prior to pick-up.

— Book Club sign up: multiple meetings on Zoom. Join Student Diversity Initiatives (SDI) as the group reads Mikki Kendall’s “Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot.” To join, email Ashley Gordon at Books are provided by SDI and all meetings will be held via Zoom.

— I Am Not My Hair: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, online. This virtual event will consist of a group of panelists discussing the challenges and prejudices people of color experience related to a lack of general understanding and sensitivity about textured hair.

— NSBE Pre-College Initiative: Feb. 19-20 online. The NSBE PCI is a virtual visit program for high school students that may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering. PCI is sponsored by S&T’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and Student Diversity Initiatives. Through information sessions and activities, students will have a chance to explore career options and gain a better understanding of college life. Registration is required and costs $8, but scholarships are available. For more information, visit

— “The Black Family”: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, online. This virtual panel with S&T alumni will discuss the 2021 theme “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

— Black History Month and Campus Allies Fair: Thursday, Feb. 25, online. This virtual event will share how on- and off-campus resources can support the Black community through their organization or business services. To sign up to participate, contact Shannon Cox at 573-341-4212 or email

For more information or links to events, visit or email

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, education, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a strong return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. Missouri S&T is the top public engineering university of 2021 as ranked by College Factual. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit

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