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RISE Weekly

February 4, 2014

Message from the OMA

Hello all,

This year OMA is excited to host our 11th Annual Shades of Black Show on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  SUB Ballroom doors open at 5:00 pm.  Shades of Black is celebration of the different textures and dimensions of the cultural experience through the performing arts.  To see a clip of previous performances visit their website or

This is a busy week on campus and in the community so make sure to read about the events below.  Also, remember that the FAFSA Priority Deadline is February 15th and students need to re-file every year that they will be in school.   

Have a great week,



EVENTS for February 3-9

Film: Until the Violence Stops
Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Borah Theater, SUB
Description: "V-Day: Until the Violence Stops" features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. 

Vandal Networking Night
Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Gold and Silver, SUB
Description: This Event will allow students to Network with employers and build a business relationship before the career fair to increase Job opportunities.  

Get Involved: Student Organization Fair
Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Clearwater/Whitewater Idaho Commons
Description: Take the opportunity to talk personally with group leaders from a variety of areas including academic groups, religious organizations, cultural organizations, recreational sports, political and advocacy groups, service organizations and much more.

Spring Job, Internship, & Grad Fair
Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: SUB International Ballroom
Description: Dress professionally, bring 20 copies of your resume, and come network with employers and graduate school reps! This is an amazing, FREE opportunity to land that dream job or internship that you have been hoping for.  FACEBOOK

Lavender Lunch
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Student Diversity Center (TLC 229)
Description: Take a break and enjoy a free lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about current events (or whatever else is on your mind). Enjoy a free PB&J lunch or bring your own. This event is open to all! 

The Vagina Monologues 
Date: February 6-8
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Downtown Moscow
Description: The University of Idaho Women’s Center presents our annual V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s celebrated play, "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 6-8, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow. Doors open 30 mins. before the show. 

Tickets are $12 for advance purchase and may be obtained starting January 24 from the University of Idaho Women’s Center, located in the Memorial Gym, Room 109. Tickets may also be purchased in the Moscow community from Eclectica, which shares commercial space with Safari Pearl, located at 221 E. Third Street, and from BookPeople of Moscow, at 521 S. Main Street. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $18. Advance purchase is highly recommended, as the show sells out every year.  FACEBOOK

NSBE 7th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Walter L Davis
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom
Description: Join the National Society of Black Engineers or their 7th Annual Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series.  Dr. Davis has had a 30 year career with the federal government including: Office of the Secretary of Defense, White House, and Pentagon. Free dinner for students.  $10 admission for non-students.  FACEBOOK

Social Justice Forum
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: City Council Chambers 206 E. 3rd St. Moscow
Description:  Join City Attorney Rod Hall, LGBTQA Rights Supporter Kathy Sprague, Unitarian Minister Rev. Elizabeth Stevens and Moscow Human Rights Commission Chair Ken Faunce.

FAFSA Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: TLC 123 Computer lab
Description:  Join OMA as we walk student through the re-submission process and answer questions that they may have.

Dance: Noche Latina
Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 9:00 pm-1:00 am
Location: Idaho Commons
Description: Hosted by Lambda Theta Alpha. $5 all night cover charge that gives access to the main floor. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Get your pre-sale tickets from LTA Delta Eta sisters.  FACEBOOK

11th Annual Shades of Black
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom
Description:  The Shades of Black Show is a celebration of the different textures and dimensions of the cultural experience through the performing arts. Featuring individuals and students from Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, the University of Idaho, Boise State University and other campuses across the region, the Shades of Black Show has established itself as one of the most anticipated and entertaining cultural showcases in the pacific northwest as students take the stage and express who they are and how their own identity, experiences, and observations relate their surroundings and society. FACEBOOK



 • Student Achievement Award in Leadership and Service are now accepting nominations!  To apply for any of these awards, complete the application form and submit a recommendation letter.   More information can be found at  Applications are due Thursday March 6th at 5pm.

• Nerd Tuesdays! Nerd Tuesdays will now be hosted at Safari Pearl Comics (221 E. 3rd St) starting at 5pm until 7pm.  Stop by for a chance to play one of Safari Pearl's board and card games, check out the new geeky merchandise, and be involved with a welcoming community of LGBTQA folks.  First Nerd Tuesdays at the new time and location begins on January 21st.  See you there!

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