Learning community organizes first Bio Ball dance

Kelly Madsen

The first ever Bio Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Any undergraduate who enjoys spending time with science majors is invited to attend the event.

“The ball will be an opportunity for students, especially biology majors, to socialize and network outside of class,” said Alyssa Burcham, senior in biology and peer mentor for the Biological Educational Success Team learning community.

Snacks will be provided with the dance. Semi-formal dress is recommended, but unlike lab class, open toed shoes will be allowed.

For freshman in the learning community, admission is free. For other students, tickets can be purchased at the door $4 per person and $7 per couple until 8 p.m.

Burcham said there has been a strong interest from biology majors in the event.

“The ball is a collaboration between the BEST learning community and the Biological Sciences Club. Peer mentors and club leaders began planning the event in October and have put in a lot of preparatory work,” said Nick DeGroote, senior in biology and peer mentor for the learning community.

“The planning has been challenging, yet it has been fun paving the way for a new event,” Burcham said. “We had a great planning group, which allowed us to successfully divide and conquer the work.”