Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Feb. 5, 2016

http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/sites/mcs.smu.edu.calendar/files/promo-images/ClassicBlendConcertSeries.jpgLove is in the Air: Join the Meadows School of the Arts at Union Coffee from 8 – 9 p.m. on Feb. 6 for a special love-themed concert! Bring someone special to listen to a delightful mix of classical, pop and jazz love tunes while you enjoy Union’s delicious coffee and snacks. The Gleó Trio as well as Greenville Grass will preform. Dallas’s only audience-participation kazoo choir will preform during intermission. The event is free and open to the public.

An Evening Commemorating Black History Month: The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development presents a campus evening of music, history and discussion commemorating Black History Month. Singer, writer and staff member Pamela Bailey will perform historical music with storytelling to explore little-known aspects of American race and culture. Following the musical performance, a distinguished panel of SMU faculty and staff will discuss the preservation or elimination of historic symbols of the South. Joining are professionals from 70kft, the Dallas design firm who redesigned a new symbol for the South. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 in O’Donnell Hall, room 2130 from 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP to pjbailey@smu.edu.

Engaged Learning Week: Engaged Learning Week, beginning Monday, Feb. 8, includes five days of events that put student projects front and center at SMU. Throughout the week, students will give 5 minute presentations on their Engaged Learning community service, internship, engineering and research projects. Feel free to drop in to hear some amazing stories! Click here for a full schedule.

Romantic ReTreat: Come feel the love with Talent, Recruitment, Entertainment and Arts Team (TREAT) before Valentine’s Day for live music, poetry, free food and dancing. The event will be held in the Meadows Atrium on Thursday, Feb.11 from 8 – 11 p.m.

Honoring Andrew Needham: Andrew Needham, associate professor of history at New York University, is the winner of the 2014 Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America, for his volume Power Lines:  Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest. He will be honored on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University. 5:30 reception followed by 6 p.m. lecture and book signingBooks will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is requested.

Coffee & Conversation with Nori Katagiri: Nori Katagiri, Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Louis University will talk about military power in Japan on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall (map). Katagiri teaches and conducts research on international security and East Asia. He is the author of Adapting to Win: How Insurgents Fight and Defeat Foreign States in War (2014). He is writing his second book on military power in Japan and has carried out a number of interviews with defense officials and lawmakers in Japan. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to tower@smu.edu.