We’ve recently inaugurated a new weekly StudentNation series in which we highlight worthwhile student events, offering an incomplete but, we hope, illustrative survey of the scope and breadth of  student activism coast to coast. All of these events are open to the general public except when specifically noted otherwise.

COMMEMORATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN ARIZONA

WHAT: Prom Night in Mississippi
WHEN: Wednesday, 2/2/11, 7:00pm
WHERE: University of Arizona, Gallagher Theater, 1322 E. 1st. Street, Tucson, AZ

Join the Women’s Resource Center and AASA for this true story from 2008 about high school students in small town Mississippi challenged to face years of prejudice and tradition in order to host their first-ever integrated prom.

PRIZE-WINNING AT PITZER

WHAT: Green Bike Raffle
WHEN: Saturday 2/5/11, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: Pitzer College GDP (adjacent to Gold Student Center), 1050 North Mills Avenue Claremont CA
OPEN TO: Pitzer students, faculty and staff

Hey Pitzer! Are you still bike-less? Well, have no fear, the green bike raffle is almost here. Every semester the Green Bike Program raffles off over 100 bikes to Pitzer students, faculty and staff. Pitzer community members can borrow a GBP bike for free for one semester. So how to go get a free bike for the spring semester? Come to the GBP on Saturday 2/5/11 between 8am and 10am to drop your name in a hat. Then…come to back to the GBP at 11am for the name drawing. Green Bikes won at the raffle are rented to Pitzer community members only. Bikes must be returned before summer break. If you have problems with your Green Bike, ride over to the GBP. Labor is free, parts are cheap.

MEETING STUDENT VETS IN TAMPA

WHAT: UT Student Veterans Symposia
WHEN:  Thursday, 2/3/11, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: The University of Tampa, Macdonald-Kelce Library, AV#2, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

This Honors Program Symposia — presented by members of UT’s Student Veterans Organization, including Honors students Edddie Hoffmann and Paul Szoldra — offers a veteran’s perspective on higher education and college life. The symposium will be interactive, with audience members posing questions to our veteran students and will focus on opening lines of communication between non-veteran, traditional students and our population of veteran students at UT.

HALTING HUNGER WITH HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

WHAT: Hawaii Food Bank Service Project
WHEN:  Satruday 2-5-11, Saturday 2-19-11, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Upper Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI

The Psychology Club of Hawaii Pacific University will be sponsoring a contingent of students participating in the Hawaii Food Bank.They’lll be located at a booth on upper Fort Street Mall on Saturday, Feb. 5th and Saturday, 19th from 3pm to 5pm.

UNCOVERING HISTORY’S UNDERBELLY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

WHAT: York, Black Explorer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
WHEN:  Wednesday, 2-2-11, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: University of Kentucky, College of Law Courtroom, Lexington, Kentucky

In conjunction with African-American History Month, Hasan Davis, a 1996 graduate of the UK College of Law, will perform “York, Black Explorer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.” York, a slave, was the body servant of William Clark, and accompanied him and Meriwether Lewis on their expedition to the Pacific coast.