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[D. Dorsey] Hi, I’m Dominic Dorsey, your host for the January 27th edition of IUPUI’s The Spot.

Since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, IUPUI has been eager to assist with relief efforts to restore the area. Some of the relief activities you can be involved in include collecting donations through both Indiana H.E.R.O. and CLACS-Bloomington. Visit international.iupui.edu/Haiti for more information.

Kicking of Black History Month this year is “A Harlem Night”, a free reception including music, arts, and food. This event is open to the public on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6 to 9 pm in the Campus Center, room 450A.

SAPB is at it again. On February 2nd, 7:30 pm David Coleman, otherwise known as “The Dating Doctor” will challenge his viewers and provide tips and humor on dating habits just in time for Valentine’s Day. The SAPB coordinator for this event, Victoria Kittrell, gave us the details.

[V. Kittrell] SAPB stands for Student Activities Programming Board, and we program events for the student body.

The Dating Doctor is free, and everyone’s invited; the whole student body, the community, and you can bring friends inside or outside of campus, graduate students, undergraduate students, and basically, he’s going to be talking about relationships, dating, and romance.

And, he has talked at campuses all over the world, and he has been nominated for many awards, and he’s won National Speaker of the Year nine times.

The Dating Doctor will be February 2nd at 7:30. I hope that our event will accomplish getting everybody ready for Valentine’s Day since it’s on the 2nd, so everyone can get their lines and breaking the ice ready for Valentine’s Day.

[D. Dorsey] Put together your best 80’s look and travel back in time for this year’s homecoming dance. After watching the women’s basketball game on the night of Saturday, January 30th, dance your way over to the Campus Center, room 450 for this year’s 80’s themed dance.

The IUPUI OTEAM is currently looking for undergraduate students who are interested in serving the IUPUI campus through summer Orientation and fall First Year Seminars. Visit uc.iupui.edu/apps/oteam for more information.

With this year’s homecoming theme centered on decades from the past, IUPUI students have their mind on the past. This week in Student Voices, we asked what retro item you would bring back from the past. Here’s what you had to say:

[D. Whitehead] If I could bring something back from the past, I think it would be the sense of community that we use to have, where everyone knew their neighbors, everyone helped each other out. If you needed something, you could just run next door, and I think that is what I would bring back from the past.

[J. Heger] If I could bring something back, it would definitely be the music because I am classic rock buff, so I love Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, and Sticks, and all those things. And, I definitely wish I could go to those concerts before they all left, and go enjoy the concerts like the Rolling Stones when they were like first getting big.

[J. Reed] I would like to bring back Reggaeton music that my daddy used to listen to.

[K. Mategrano] If I could bring something back from the past, I’d bring back New Kids on the Block because they were such awesome singers, and they were so hot.

[Z. Hess] If I could bring something back from the past, I would bring back 50’s haircuts cause they’re the tightest.

[C. Lee] If I could bring anything back from the past, this is corny, but I would bring back the Nickelodeon TV shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, “Doug” if that was on, you know, Nickelodeon. It just reminds me of a time much more simpler, pretty much.

[J. Sego] If I could bring anything back from the past, I would probably have to say “Pinky and the Brain” and “Pepper Ann” because they were the best shows ever, and I grew up watching them. They’re awesome. [D. Dorsey] This Saturday, January 30th the IUPUI Women’s Tennis team will take on Marquette at 3 pm at the West Indy Racquet Club. The women’s basketball team also plays this Saturday at 4:30 pm against IPFW in The Jungle. The following day, the men’s basketball team will also take on IPFW at Conseco on Sunday, January 31st at 2 pm for the IUPUI homecoming game. Good Luck, and go Jags! You can track their progress at iupuijags.com.

That’s it for The Spot this week. Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for the latest campus news and student activities at jagtv.iupui.edu.

I’m Dominic Dorsey, and thanks for Spotting us!

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