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Compiled by Jada Butler
News Editor

Black Excellence Showcase

The Black Student Unions at LIU Post & NYIT invite students to attend the third annual Black Excellence Showcase on Friday, Feb. 23. Students are welcomed to celebrate black culture featuring spoken word, dance and musical performances in the Lecture Hall/ Fishbowl in Hillwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, and food can be purchased for $7.

Save a Life

You can save three lives with one donation of blood. Campus Life is hosting an annual blood drive on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the East/West cafe and End Zone in Hillwood Commons. Donate on either of those days and receive a gift for your contribution. Open to all members of the campus community.

The Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be shown in the End Zone from now to Feb. 25 all day.

Smash Bros Tournament

The LIU Post Gaming club is hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 in the End Zone. Tournaments will be held every Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of the semester. All students are welcome to join.

Immigration Panel Discussion

College Democrats NY LIU Post Chapter presents an immigration panel discussion to learn about the effects of the DACA/TPS policy changes. The event will be held on March 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Tilles Center Atrium. RSVP at

Know Your Status

LIU Promise is offering free HIV testing on March 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Hillwood Commons. Testing is a simple process that involves taking a sample of blood or oral fluid. Just follow the red balloons through Hillwood Commons for the exact location.

Women Are Lit

The Writing Center is co-sponsoring a read-in celebrating women writers on March 28 during common hour in the Great Hall. Students and faculty are invited to sign up to read an essay excerpt, hashtags, a letter, lyrics, a novel excerpt, a prayer, a poem, rhymes, a speech, spoken word, a song, a testimony, a treatise, tweets, or any text, created by a woman. There’s a 5-minute limit on readings/ performances. Readers can email to sign up.

The 2018 Cosenza Prize for Undergraduate Writing

The Writing Center is collecting submissions for the Cosenza Prize for Undergraduate Writing. The prize recognizes an exceptional nonfiction text written by an undergraduate student. Students may submit a paper up to 10 double-spaced pages in length in any nonfiction genre, including argumentative writing, analytical writing, research-based writing, creative nonfiction, or journalism. The winner will receive $100, and the winning entry will be uploaded into Digital Commons @LIU institutional repository. Submissions are due by Friday, April 20. The winner will be announced on May 11. Entries should be submitted as a Word document to This prize is sponsored by the Writing Center and the Dean’s office, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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