Trio of campus groups to host dance next week

Tori Christiansen

Tori Christiansen

Amye Buckley

The Campus Activities Board has joined with Southern Exposure and the International Club to host a Sweetheart Dance. The dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 16 in the Connor Ballroom of Billingsly Student Center.

Whitney Hornaday, junior undecided major, is a member of the CAB and Southern Exposure and has helped to plan the event.

“Come on down, have a good time and dance with your sweetheart,” Hornaday said. “Or just come and mingle and have fun with friends.”

Attire is semi-formal, refreshments will be served and $2 pictures are available to commemorate the event. Several student DJs will play a mix of music. Hornaday said they will have techno, R & B, country, Regge and international music.

“We will add some international flavor, as in international music,” said Rahila Khan, junior graphic communications major and president of the International Club. Her group would have liked to host a dance of its own but could not because of other commitments. They feel that they will add something special to the Sweetheart Dance.

On Feb. 14, CAB, student activities, the Residence Hall Association and student support services will organize Healthy Relationships Day activities together. There will be a “Friendly Feud” game show, valentines to make, cookies to decorate and more.

“There are some neat prizes to win,” said Tori Christiansen, director of student activities.

As part of Healthy Relationships Day, CAB will give students the opportunity to stuff a bear. For $5, students will be able to put together an animal from a selection of lions, bunnies, frogs, moose, flamingos and several types and colors of bears. A heart goes inside and each animal comes with a tiny happy Valentine’s Day T-shirt.

Healthy Relationships Day will be held inside the Lions’ Den . CAB will be set up to stuff and sell animals from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb 13 and 14.

CAB members began gathering ideas for a Southern Gladiator theme for the Safe Spring Break. Events will be set up in both Leggett & Platt Athletic Center and in Young Gymnasium. There will be food, music, prizes and activities. Southern Gladiator is scheduled from 7-11p.m. March 6.

It is the last call for entries to Missouri Southern’s Talent Show. Applications are due Feb. 14.

Very few applications have been turned in and CAB president Hector Amaya, junior criminal justice major is asking for more entries. “Tell everybody please,” Amaya told fellow CAB members. “We need to have more people join the talent show.”

Students can enter as groups or individuals. There is no entrance fee and cash prizes will be awarded for the top four acts.

Roz, from “Last Comic Standing” will emcee the event, following last year’s performance from Damon Williams.

In addition to “Last Comic Standing,” Roz has also appeared on “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Laffapalooza.”

The Missouri Southern Talent Show will be held 7 p.m. Feb 28. in the Taylor Performing Arts Center.

First prize is $200; second $150; third $100 and fourth place wins a $50 prize. Entry Categories include: instrumental music, vocal music, dance, comedy, drama and other new types of performance.

For more information about any of the activities listed, please contact the student activities office.