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Taste of February is a celebratory event that celebrates the culmination of black culture and history. This event highlights all awards, accomplishments, and accolades of our students of color, specifically our black students. Each year the event Taste of February has a theme. This year's theme is Dancing Through the Decades

Did you know that Betty Boop was based on a black dancer? Dance is a piece of black culture that remains timeless despite the current era, pattern, or trend. It is also a form of not only black pride and self-expression but also a piece of black identity that ties as far back to African dances and spirituality. Dance ties into various facets of black culture, fashion being one of them. This part of black culture is going to be emphasized and celebrated tonight. Not only with a showcase of dancing,  but staff members dressed to represent prominent and important figures who have shaped and made dance what it is today.

We often don’t know how deep our culture runs. Tonight, we plan to celebrate the music, fashion, and dance icons, and anthems of African American culture. Culture truly runs deep through everything we do. Black dances are highly regarded. Whether you see them through a celebratory dance from a football player scoring a touchdown or a 30-second dance on TikTok. And tonight, we will educate you on some of those anthems, dances, and fashions and how they are used to shape the world we live ( or dance) in!

During the Office of Residence Life Annual Taste of February event, awards are given out to outstanding students (undergraduate & graduate) and campus organizations that are doing phenomenal work to support and uplift historically minoritized communities. The awards are:

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

If you know a student (undergraduate or graduate) or campus organization that you believe deserves to be recognized during Taste of February, Award Nomination Form by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26.

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