The Spring Leadership Conference: Give, Serve, Lead will be held on three Tuesdays in Feburary. The second event will be service projects, including creating literacy kits for People's Community Health Clinic, assembling Valentine's Day gift bouquets for Western Home residents, decorating picture frames for hospital patients, writing thank you notes for local plice and firefighters, painting birdhouses for nursing home residents and more. Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Registration is required.
The International Student Association will host a "Masquerade Ball" Valentine's Dance. There will be entertainment, food and prizes; wear a mask.
Pride Week Drag Ball will feature drag performers raising money for the Cedar AIDS Support System (CASS) to help those living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. Admission is free; tipping and donations are encouraged.
Queer Monologues is the first event of Pride Week 2016. LGBTQ students and community members will share their stories through monologues and poetry. Admission is free.
The Film Appreciation Club will screen Quentin Tarantino's first feature film "Reservoir Dogs."
CAB presents Mayhem Poets featuring Some Assembly Required.
"Let's go see a poetry show." That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed "an amazing ride" by the New York Times, this mind boggling performance has been described as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert." These theatre-trained, comedically-gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.
Campus Activities Board will give tickets to UNI students for the Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game. Tickets will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, Feb. 22-26, at the CAB office in Maucker Union.
Join CAB for Wonka's Fun Factory with inflatables, life-sized Candyland, and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
Susannah Cahalan is the author of "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness," an autobiography about the month when her brain was attacking itself due to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. She doesn't have any personal memories of this month and had to piece the information together from her medical documents and the stories of others.