With Mardi Gras and Valentines Day just around the corner, February is the first month with a taste of the activity and excitement of Spring. From the science of superheroes to wiener dog races, check out The Journal’s roundup of some of the best—and strangest—events that February has to offer for Webster University students.
How to Write a Resume Seminar
Learn how to develop a professional resume in a free, one-hour seminar.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 10am to 11am
Where: University Center Presentation Room
Night at the Science Center: Avengers Assemble
The Science Center is hosting an event titled “The Science of Superheroes,” which will include a seminar of real-world implications of iconic superheroes, a Russian martial arts demonstration, a printmaking workshop and a display of rare Avengers comics. The Avengers film will play on the Omnimax screen at the end of the evening. Sign up at the University Center information desk and check the event page on Facebook for more information.
When: Friday, Feb. 6 at 6:30pm
Where: Meet in the University Center parking lot. Students will be taking a bus that will leave at 6:30pm sharp.
Cost: $5 deposit for bus fee is required but will be returned the night of the event
Chinese New Year Festivities
Join with other Webster students to celebrate cultural festivities of the Chinese New Year. Food, trivia and a fashion show will be included.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 12pm to 2pm
Where: Sunnen Lounge
Black History Month Trivia
The first ever Black History Trivia Night at Webster will be hosted by the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA). Prizes will be given and categories will include fashion, arts, sports and more. Sign up as an individual and be placed at a table, or sign up as a team of six to eight people on the MCISA website.
When: Thursday, Feb. 12 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: Sunnen Lounge
An Evening with Hill Harper
Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be giving a lecture on the Lorett-Hilton Center stage. Harper starred in CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013, and in 2013 he joined Covert Affairs as a series regular for its fourth season. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the lecture. This event welcomes students and is open to the public as well.
When: Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30pm
Where: Loretto-Hilton Center
Mardi Gras in St. Louis
Mardi Gras St. Louis – Taste of Soulard
Soulard restaurants are offering samples of their signature dishes at this event. Walk or take a free trolley ride throughout Soulard using taste tickets at your own leisure. Tickets are available in advance on www.stlmardigras.org.
When: Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 from 11am to 5pm
Where: 12th Street and Allen Avenue in Soulard
Mardi Gras St. Louis – 5K Run For Your Beads
Participate in a unique 5K run in Soulard. Run in Mardi Gras costume and win a prize for best costume. A t-shirt is given to each participant.
When: Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9am
Where: Soulard neighborhood
Cost: $25 until Jan. 31 or $30 through day of race
Mardi Gras St. Louis – Wiener Dog Derby
Watch hundreds of dachshunds race in this annual derby, or register your own wiener dog to race. The dogs are separated into three divisions based on age: Hot Dog, Ballpark Frank and Cocktail Weenie. The derby consists of a series of elimination heats where six dachshunds at a time race down a 30-foot track. Heats take place every seven minutes until a champion wins in each division.
When: Sunday, Feb. 8. Registration opens at 10am in Rudy Commons and the first race begins at 2pm
Where: Rudy Commons (the brick plaza in front of Soulard Market on Lafayette Ave.)
Cost: $10 registration fee; free to watch
Mardi Gras St. Louis – Grand Parade
The Grand Parade begins south of Busch Stadium, flows through Downtown South and Soulard, and ends at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Over 100 floats will be seen and over 10,000,000 strands of beads will be tossed along the route. After the parade, concerts, drag races, games, live music, and parties will be held throughout Soulard.
When: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 11am
Where: Begins at Busch Stadium, winds through Soulard Neighborhood, and ends at Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Webster University Film Series
Make sure to check out the movies showing as a part of the Webster University Film Series. Ten films will be shown during the month of February in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. One of this month’s films is Honor Diaries, a story about women’s rights advocates who face inequality within Muslim societies. Another of this month’s films is American Graffiti, which stars Harrison Ford and tells the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures in one night. Visit www.webster.edu/film-series for more information.
When: dates vary
Where: Winifred Moore Auditorium
Cost: Free for Webster University students