2010 – 2011





Milan Community Christmas Party
Sunday, December 5


H.A.L.O. is getting ready to put on one of the biggest events we’ve ever done. We’re hosting a Christmas party for the Milan, Mo. Latino community. We’re planning on having:

  • Food (approximately 400 people)
  • Toys for kids (approximately 200 kids)
  • Speakers addressing the DREAM Act, post-highschool educational opportunities, and education about human trafficking
  • Santa for the kids
  • Other Christmas festivities (piñatas, games for the kids, etc.)

Contact us if you would like to know how you can help! We are excited about bringing this event to this small, remote community.


Toy Drive for Milan

H.A.L.O. is having a toy drive during the month of November for kids in Milan, Mo., a nearby community with a large Hispanic population. Please donate any new toys for children up to the age of 14! To make it easy, we’ve set up convenient drop boxes:

November 1 to November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in the SUB.
November 15 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m in Pickler Memorial Library.

All donations will be given to kids at our annual Milan Christmas party, which will tentatively take place on December 5. Donate to support the Hispanic community!



Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider Fundraiser
Thursday, October 28





We’re selling hot chocolate and apple cider on the Quad for $0.50! The proceeds will go toward our toy drive for kids in the Milan community, which we will be giving away at our community Christmas party this December. Stop by and support us!

SERVE Center Kickball Tournament
Saturday, October 30
Join H.A.L.O’s team and support the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri!




HALO Hispanic Heritage Week 2010:

Colorful Cultures
Monday, September 20
The Quad, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come learn about what Hispanic Heritage Month is all about, listen to Latin music, and get free mocktails!

“Crude” Movie Screening
Tuesday, September 21
VH 1010, 7 p.m.
“CRUDE tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. Winner of 19 international awards, CRUDE takes you inside a riveting, high stakes drama steeped in global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.”



Latin Dance
Friday, September 24
SUB Georgian Room C, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn how to dance with basic lessons from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then dance the night away to both traditonal and comtemporary Latin music!

Spicy Latin Dinner
Sunday, September 26
C-Hall Main Lounge, 5 p.m.
Come get a taste of Latin America with appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks from many Hispanic nations! A slideshow of photos and information from various Hispanic nations will also be present to inform attendees.
The food is FREE, so arrive on time!!