Celebrate Mardi Gras Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Center, located by the Stanford Drive guard gate. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Food, music, games, prizes! The party is free, and all are welcome. For more information, contact Ana Carter at 305-284-2333.
You are invited to attend a special advanced screening of The Girl Next Door at 9 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema. Tickets are available for free at the Hurricane Productions office, in the UC 206.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to host writer Grace Paley, who will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesley Center. Paley, a noted writer and political activist, has had a substantial impact on social and literary culture for more than four decades. This event is co-sponsored by Women’s Studies, Judaic Studies and the creative writing program of the English department of the College of Arts and Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Maureen Seaton, director of creative writing, at 305-284-2182.
The History Department, the History Club, the UM Apartment Area and the Phi Alpha Theta present African Heritage Night in the Pearson classroom from 7 to 9 p.m. with lectures, a short documentary and a sampling of Caribbean and African cuisine. For more information, contact John Gustavsen at 305-284-3660.
In honor of Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the Episcopal Church will be holding services at 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. The chapel is located at the corner of Stanford Drive and Levante, by the Stanford guard gate. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Father Frank at 305-284-2333.
The Cinematic Arts Commission presents Mystic River at the Cosford Cinema at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Admission is free with ‘Cane Card.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26
The ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. are holding an Informational/Open Espresso at 9:30 p.m. in UC 237. This is an opportunity for ladies to find out more information about the first and largest Latin sorority in the nation. For more information, e-mail Cristina J. Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lambdalady.org. Remember: it’s not about being Latin, it’s about being a lady.
The International Education and Exchange Programs will be hosting a special info session on the Ghana, West Africa study abroad program from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. in Allen Hall room 204 with Dr. Abaka, Chanelle Rose [TA] and past participants. For more information, visit www.studyabroad.miami.edu.
Volunteers needed to read to children between the ages of 1-9 years old while they wait to see the doctor at the clinics. You are invited to join the Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics for lunch and learn about the “Reach Out and Read Program” at 12 p.m. in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building 3rd floor. Please RSVP to David at ROR@MED.MIAMI.EDU. For more information please call 305-284-5264.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 23- THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26
Greek Week 2004 will be hosting the annual South Florida Blood Bank blood drive from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. in the UC Flamingo Ballrooms. Everyone will receive a free blood drive t-shirt. Please donate to support your local South Florida blood bank.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27
Come ready to get your laugh on at the Rat for this month’s Belly Bust at 7 p.m. This month’s Belly Bust is in conjunction with Black Awareness Month features: Rob Stapleton, Damon Williams, and Malik.
Today is the last day for NEW student organizations to register with COSO. Located in UC 209, COSO can be contacted at 305-284-6399 or visit www.miami.edu/COSO for more information.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 23- SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
E-week is a national event to celebrate the engineering profession. Events will be held throughout the week, including a HappyE-hour open to the entire university and a service project for engineering majors. For more information, contact Chris, Patty, or Matt of the Engineering Advisory Board at 305-284-3171.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
In honor of Black Awareness Month, the United Black Students [UBS] will host the Royal Heritage Ball at the Airport Marriott from 8p.m.-1 a.m. For more information, contact UBS at 305-284-2583.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 29
Come join Canes Night Live Special Edition for an Oscars pre-party at the Rat from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., including FREE desserts, trivia, prizes, and much more. A limo will pick up students in front of Hecht/Stanford and Mahoney/Pearson between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Students will be dropped off in front of the Rat and will walk the red carpet just like the stars. They will also have the opportunity to place their hands on the Walk of Fame. At 8 p.m. the Oscars will be shown on the big screen. For more information, contact Lourdes Przygocki at 305-689-6373 or at email@example.com.
Black Awareness Month Closing Ceremonies will take place on February 29 at 3 p.m. on the UC Patio. Come join them in celebrating the ending of a successful month.
MONDAY MARCH 1
As the nation prepares for the presidential elections in fall 2004, the University, will present events that explore local and national issues. The first of these events is the Community Forum Series, designed to bring students, area residents, experts, activists, and local officials for an interactive discussion. The first forum in the series, “Dumb and Dumber? The Challenge of Local News and Public Education,” will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wesley Center.
TUESDAY MARCH 2
WEDNESDAY MARCH 3
The Cinematic Arts Commission presents “Bad Santa” at the Cosford Cinema at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is FREE with Cane Card.
THURSDAY MARCH 4
FRIDAY MARCH 5
SATURDAY MARCH 6
SUNDAY MARCH 7
MONDAY MARCH 8
Join Tri Delta in our efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Just go to Coldstone Creamery (on US 1) and mention Tri Delta, who will then receive 20% of profits for the evening. For more information visit: www.trideltamiami.com.