Taste of February | A SMART Affair

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

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Black History Month is a time to reflect on the past but also a time to focus on the impact our actions currently have on the present and look toward the future. Values like resiliency, optimism and spirituality are woven into African American history but are very much a part of our culture today.  

So in honor of Black History Month, we invite you take out your fancy clothes and join us in celebrating BGSU students and organizations who embody these values and are an inspiration for the next generation to learn from.

Tickets are available now and will include food & entertainment.
Students: Free; Faculty & Staff: $15; Public: $25


  • Full buffet dinner
  • A special keynote given by BGSU student Myles Johnson (Class of 2020)
  • Art show featuring five BGSU student artists
  • Performances featuring a dance group, spoken word poetry, The Voices at BGSU and the SMART skit 'What Not to Wear' - Featuring fasion through the decades

During the event, we will also be presenting the following awards:

  • Organization of the Year
  • Ace of Academics
  • Campus Unity
  • SMART Boss of the Year
  • Community Activist of the Year

You can learn more about the award criteria and submit your nomination here.

ATTIRE | This is a night to celebrate. Formal attire is recommended, similar to what you would wear to a dance like prom or a black tie event.

To our guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Event Type

Performances and Exhibits

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff


Arts & Culture, Diversity & Belonging


Black History, Black History Month, MLK, diversity



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Monet Brown

Monet Brown left a positive review 2/20/2020

This event was very empowering and fun! I really enjoyed the artwork done by students of BG, it was exciting to view all the talent on campus.

Khamila Stevenson

Khamila Stevenson left a positive review 2/20/2020

It was really nice and it felt amazing to dress up and watch the event.