By Thania Figueroa / Staff Writer

For the first time this year, Missouri Valley College staff are considering giving the opportunity to students to do spoken word at the Informal Dance Concert and Student Written Play Readings following the Student Research Symposium. This decision has not been finalized, but once it has, students will receive an email about a sign-up sheet. 

The Student Research Symposium is an event where students can present projects including research, essays, artwork, essays, and film. The symposium is set to take place on May 2. 

Following the symposium, there will be an Informal Dance Concert and Student Written Play Readings at the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre from 7:30p.m to 9:30p.m. Janie Morgan and Harold Hynick put together this event every semester for students to showcase their work in dance, music, and art. 

The lineup for this event has not been finalized but they hope to have artwork on display, have students playing instruments, and give students in dance classes the opportunity to perform their pieces. The MVC Flatliners will have an appearance at the informal concert, as well as 2-3 play readings and a ballet performance from one of the ballet classes on campus. 

Missouri Valley College hosted a Poetry Slam Night on March 21 where students got to show off their talents. Originally, 10 students signed up and performed their pieces. Students were inspired and decided to volunteer, making the Poetry Slam Night last two hours. Student, Jenasyn Baker said that the event was such a success that students and staff want to bring spoken words to the informal concert the night of the Student Research Symposium.