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Saturday, February 3
Missouri Stream Team – The Unger Games
8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Unger Park, 500 Yarnell Rd, Fenton, MO 63026
Join the cleanup and have fun with likeminded people! This is a fun way to get outside and make a difference in the environment. Missouri Stream Team provides lunch. Be sure to dress in layers and wear boots. The campus van will leave from parking lot F at 8:15 am.
Contact: Debbie Corson, dcorson2@stlcc.edu, 314-984-7234

Monday, February 5
Potluck Welcome for International Students
1 - 3 p.m.
IR218
Please join Academic Support for a potluck reception welcoming international students! Tutors and SI leaders are contributing favorite dishes or desserts from other cultures. Come and meet new friends and swap recipes. This is an opportunity to let students from ALL countries know they are welcome!
Contact: Cindy Clausen, cclausen@stlcc.edu

Monday, February 5
Nursing Alumni Panel
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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STLCC Meramec Nursing Alumni will be back on campus to talk about the areas of nursing they are currently working in. Come learn about different areas of nursing (Labor and Delivery, Emergency Dept. and more), what it feels like to be a new nurse, and meet some of our alumni.  Light refreshments served and CTE Success Kits will be given to all participants!
Hosted by Erica Ciarlo, Nursing Retention Coach
Contact: Diana Johnson, djohnson581@stlcc.edu
 
Tuesday, February 6
Scholarship Workshop
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
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Join Bobby Collins, Manager of District Scholarships & Loans, for a Scholarship Clinic and learn about the many Board of Trustees and Foundation Scholarships available at STLCC!  
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168 or Sanela Mesic, 314-984-7303

Wednesday, February 7 – Thursday, February 8
Stop N Take: Clothing Giveaway
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Receive brand new and/or gently used clothing at no cost.
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168
 
Wednesday, February 7
African American History Month Kick-Off Event & Entrepreneur Showcase
Noon – 2 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria
The kick-off event will feature the past, present and future of the music industry. Information on important African-American musicians of our past and present will be discussed, and the future of the industry will be shown through the musical performances of STLCC students. An entrepreneur and business showcase featuring STLCC student, faculty and staff business owners will also be held. 
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu
 
Wednesday, February 7
FAFSA Help Session
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
BA105
Now is a good time to complete your FAFSA. During these events, students will receive free professional assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- the primary form used by federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs to determine an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, works-study and scholarships. Any student, regardless of where he or she intends to pursue his or her education, is invited to attend. Please bring:
     · Student and parent FSA ID information.
     · Parent(s)’ 2016 taxes and Parent(s)’ 2016 W2s
     · Student’s 2016 taxes and Student’s 2016 W2s
     · Parent(s)’ Social Security Card(s)
     · Student’s Social Security Card
     · List of schools to which the student has applied, been accepted, or is interested in attending.
Contact: Financial Aid Office, 314-984-7650
 
Friday, February 9
Rose Hill House – Valentine Dance
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Rose Hill House Senior Living Center, 225 W. Rose Hill Avenue, 63122
Bring your sweetheart and rock the night away!  For those who need a dance break, we will make Valentine cards.
Contact: Debbie Corson, dcorson2@stlcc.edu, 314-984-7234

Friday, February 9
Academic Workshop: Raise Your Writing Game
Noon - 12:45 p.m.
IR218
Get an introduction to the basics of college-level writing and topics such as audience, tone, purpose, format and presentation. 
Contact: Cindy Clausen, 314-984-7877
 
Monday, February 12
African American History Month: Discovery Showcase
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria
Join STLCC students to learn more about the contributions of African-American inventors throughout the ages in the areas of science, technology, communication, agriculture, transportation, music and more!
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu
 
Monday, February 12
Educare Head Start Preschool – Kindness Day
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Educare Preschool, 1101 Milwaukee, Kirkwood, MO  63122
Service Works Club members will plan activities promoting kindness, such as games, role playing and stories to take to the preschool children at Educare.
Contact: Debbie Corson, dcorson2@stlcc.edu, 314-984-7234
 
Tuesday, February 13
Financial Literacy Workshop
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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Would you like to know more about financial literacy topics such as budgeting, credit, and interest rates? Then join Sarah Steiner from the Financial Aid office to learn more!
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168 or Sanela Mesic, 314-984-7303

Wednesday, February 14
Financial Literacy Workshop
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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Would you like to know more about financial literacy topics such as budgeting, credit, and interest rates? Then join an expert from the Financial Aid office to learn more!
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168 or Sanela Mesic, 314-984-7303
 
Wednesday, February 14
Navigating the Career Fair
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
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Attending Career Fairs provides you with an opportunity to: network with prospective employers, obtain information about various industries, and generate a list of employer contacts. Career Fairs also provides you with a personal opportunity to express your interest in a company and submit your resume. Even if you have attended Career Fairs in the past, these hints, suggests and instructions can assist you in making the most of your next Career Fair experience. Light refreshments served and CTE Success Kits will be given to all participants!
Presented by Diana Johnson, CTE Retention Specialist, and Jacqueline Meaders-Booth, Manager of Career and Employment Services
Contact: Diana Johnson, djohnson581@stlcc.edu
 
Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, February 18
The Piddlings
7:30 p.m. (Sunday at 2 p.m.)
Meramec Theatre
STLCC-Meramec presents The Piddlings, a new work written by Pam Garvey, Professor of English and local playwright. The Piddlings focuses on a St. Louis household and features a hodgepodge of hilarious family members as they discuss and fall prey to the pitfalls of “coming home.” When you fear your family is wacky and weird, perhaps you need to recognize the wacky and weird in yourself in order to truly come home. The process of creating this work began with table work and scene development during the summer of 2017 and continued with workshops and staged readings in the fall of 2017. Be the first to experience The Piddlings, a world premiere of a play which is sure to delight. Mature audiences only.
Admission is free. Sunday performance will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Contact: Patricia Duffin, pduffin1@stlcc.edu

Thursday, February 15
African American History Month: Screening of Marshall (2017)
1 – 3 p.m.
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Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.  Free soda and popcorn.
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu

Friday, February 16
Academic Workshop: Tips for Test Taking
Noon - 12:45 p.m.
IR218
Tips offered will help students better prepare for upcoming midterms and future tests. 
Contact: Cindy Clausen, 314-984-7877

Tuesday, February 20
African American History Month: Letters to Harriet Tubman by Paul Morse
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Meramec Theatre
Letters To Harriet Tubman (performed by the Black Rep Touring Company) uses songs and stories of the Civil war era to tell the adventures of the heroic woman who fought slavery through the "underground railroad." Harriet Tubman, born a slave, grew to become one of the foremost warriors in the battle against slavery, helping and guiding hundreds of slaves, including her own parents, travel north to freedom. The production examines the history of the main character and of the times, and is interspersed with lively period songs and African-American spirituals, including "Go Down, Moses," "Oh, Freedom" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." A telling tale of the difference that can be made through the strength and courage of one individual, this performance inspires and encourages the audience to hope, dream and achieve.  Stay for a Q&A with the cast!
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu

Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21
Theatre Auditions: Avenue Q
7:00 p.m.
Meramec Theatre
Please prepare 16 bars of music and have sheet music in the correct key for the piano accompanist. Auditions will also consist of a cold reading from the script. Copies of the script are on reserve in the Meramec Library.
Performance Dates: Wednesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 22
Contact: Tricia Duffin, pduffin1@stlcc.edu
 
Wednesday, February 21
BBC on the Go Mobile Market
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parking Lot G West of the Student Center/Cafeteria
Receive fresh groceries and produce at no cost. This event is open to all, including community members.
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168

Wednesday, February 21
African American History Month: African Drum Performance and Workshop
Noon – 2 p.m.
Student Center Cafeteria
Join us for a performance by Djougoukan Percussion in the Cafeteria, followed by a drum dance workshop in BA105.
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu 

Wednesday, February 21
The Campus Kitchens Project
3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis University, 300 N. Grand Ave., 63103
No experience necessary! Cook and pack meals for the homeless in St. Louis. Campus Kitchens gives a great opportunity to feel like you really can make a difference! In just a few hours, small groups of students can make over 100 meals for those in need. This is a great bonding activity for clubs or service learning students!
Contact: Debbie Corson, dcorson2@stlcc.edu, 314-984-7234

Thursday, February 22 – Friday, March 23
Intrepid: Regional High School Exhibition
Open during Gallery Hours
Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 22, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
This competitive, regional, all-media exhibition examines moments or acts of fearlessness, including actions benefiting or saving lives in a crisis, along with local, national or international figures who transcend politics and are revered by many.
Contact: Gallery Hotline, 314-984-7278

Thursday, February 22
FAFSA Help Session
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
BA105
Now is a good time to complete your FAFSA. During these events, students will receive free professional assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- the primary form used by federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs to determine an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, works-study and scholarships. Any student, regardless of where he or she intends to pursue his or her education, is invited to attend. Please bring:
      · Student and parent FSA ID information.
      · Parent(s)’ 2016 taxes and Parent(s)’ 2016 W2s
      · Student’s 2016 taxes and Student’s 2016 W2s
      · Parent(s)’ Social Security Card(s)
      · Student’s Social Security Card
      · List of schools to which the student has applied, been accepted, or is interested in attending.
Contact: Financial Aid Office, 314-984-7650

Monday, February 26
Guest Speaker Dr. Miriam Butler
2 – 3 p.m.
LH108
Dr. Miriam Butler will speak on her journey to and within the nursing profession.  Light Refreshments will be provided.
Hosted by Erica Ciarlo, Nursing Retention Coach
Contact: Diana Johnson, djohnson581@stlcc.edu

Wednesday, February 28
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Drive

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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http://www.bloodcenter.org/
Contact: Diana Johnson, djohnson581@stlcc.edu

Wednesday, February 28
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
3 – 5 p.m.
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Join us for a community screening of The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (POV 2012, 21 min.), moderated by STLCC Professor Steven Collins: In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. This film explores the history of the struggle of civil rights through Armstrong’s experiences from carrying the American flag during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” Selma voting rights march, to challenging school segregation in Alabama.  Join us for a moderated discussion after the movie. Free soda and popcorn.
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu

Wednesday, February 28
Technology for Success Workshop
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
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Join Daniel Hammoud, Help Desk Supervisor, and learn more about free Microsoft resources for students including the One Drive, forwarding webmail and more!  SAP & TRIO Peer Leaders will also review new apps for studying and test preparation.
Contact: Claire Martin, 314-984-7168 or Sanela Mesic, 314-984-7303