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SAC wraps up "Love Week" with “Love Everyone Dance” on Feb. 18

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Attendees check in at SAC's "Love Everyone Dance" on Feb. 18. The dance was the last event of SAC's "Love Week."
Photo by Kylie Harris

The Student Activities Council (SAC) wrapped up their “Love Week” on SEMO’s campus with the “Love Everyone Dance” on Feb. 18.

SAC president Tyrell Gilwater organized the week of events for students because he said he wanted to provide more involvement opportunities for students.

“I felt like there was a gap in events and things to do on campus. I felt like it was a great week to spread love to people and just have a good time since we haven't done a themed week in a while,” Gilwater said.

The week's events started on Monday, Feb. 14, with free roses and chocolate covered strawberries. On Tuesday, SAC hosted an open mic and karaoke. The organization showed "The Notebook" on Wednesday and organized Love Safe Day with Redhawks Rising on Thursday. SAC ended “Love Week” with a dance from 8 to 10 p.m in the UC Ballroom

The dance brought together a diverse crowd of roughly 50 students who spent the night dancing, eating food and meeting new people.

Dinner was buffet-style including pizza, hot wings, chocolate fondue, fruits, cookies, brownies and punch. Half of the UC ballroom had tables with white table cloths and paper heart decor. The other half of the ballroom was open for dancing and socializing. Attendees were given free roses upon arrival.

Emily Barkhurst and Tyrell Gilwater dance at SAC's "Love Everyone Dance" on Feb 18.
Photo by Kylie Harris

Public relations sophomore Emily Barkhst enjoyed the flowers and valentines decorations filling the UC Ballroom.

“It was really cool to see everyone kind of turn up, get food and enjoy the music…[the atmosphere] was kind of slow at first, but then kind of started to pick up toward the middle and end.” Barkhst said.

SAC is already planning future events for students.

SAC transitions coordinator Jalik Smith was active in this week's events.

“We try to do holiday themed events like for Christmas and St. Patrick's Day,” Smith said.

For more information on SAC and upcoming events, check out their social media.