Missouri S&T is preparing to celebrate Black History Month this February, and is inviting the community to take part in several campus events which will take place at difference points throughout the month. This year’s celebration, according to Missouri S&T, is focusing on the theme of “Black History in the Making.”

Feb. 1 - The first event is S&T’s Black History Kickoff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Havener Center Atrium on Feb. 1. Attendees can engage with student organizations and celebrate black history while supporting an inclusive future.

Feb. 23 - The Black Renaissance will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. S&T students will be showcasing different performances of music and art, and Anita Rivera, director of student diversity initiatives at Missouri S&T will be giving a keynote address. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the student diversity initiatives food pantry.

Feb. 24. “Dinner to Jazz” will will occur from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 24 in the St. Pat’s Ballroom. This year’s theme is “A Southern Taste,” and will include dancing, poetry and singing performances, as well as dinner. Advance tickets are $20 for Missouri S&T students and $25 for non-S&T students until Wednesday, Feb. 14. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 15, ticket prices rise by $5. Cocktail attire is suggested for attendees. Email abs@mst.edu for tickets.

Feb. 22-25: Finally, the National Society of Black Engineers will also host a Pre-College Initiative Weekend on Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. The event will provide a “STEM-tastic” weekend at Missouri S&T for African-American high school students considering a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Registration for the event is full.

These Black History Month events at Missouri S&T are coordinated by the university’s student diversity initiatives, the Association of Black Students and the Black History Month planning committee. For more information about the events, readers may contact Benjamin White at 573-341-4382 or email him at benjamin.white@mst.edu.