Campus Center Sets Out Welcome
As students return to campus,
it stands to reason that they will flock most often to the
Campus Center for events and activities scheduled to welcome
them during their first week back.
Not only does the facility house
a range of student services (i.e. Grécourt Bookshop,
the mail room, a popular café, meeting spaces, lounges,
a game room), it also provides a series of diversionary programs
to fill in gaps of study time.
On Monday, Jan. 29, a week long
series of such programs kicks off with a Welcome Back Carnival
from 4 to 6 p.m. throughout the Campus Center. The event will
feature an antique photo kiosk, in which students can don
clothes from another era, and “wax hands,” which
invites students to dip their hands in wax to create unique
sculptures, as well as music, buckets of popcorn and the carnival
staple, cotton candy.
“Welcome Week activities
offer students the opportunity to reconnect with old friends,
meet new ones, and is a fun way for them to start their semester,”
says Patrick Connelly, assistant director of student activities
at the Campus Center.
Welcome Week continues on Tuesday,
Jan. 30, when the semester-long Comedy Club opens with a stand-up
act by Bernadette Pauley, a Boston comedian with a cynical-but-hilarious
take on the world, at 8 p.m. in the Carroll Room
Wednesday, Jan. 31, a new series
called "A Break From the Norm" begins at 11 a.m.
with a fun workshop on making Sandy Candy, an edible form
of sand art, in the TV Lounge. And on Thursday, Feb. 1, the
popular performance series Jittery's Live begins with Jason
Levasseur, folk-rock singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tenn.,
on stage in the Goldstein Lounge at 9 p.m.
Campus Center events continue
through the week with a student Bingo Night on Saturday, Feb.
3, and a Superbowl Party on Sunday, Feb. 4, to catch the 6
p.m. battle between National Football League teams the Indianapolis
Colts and the Chicago Bears.
The events are coordinated by
the Campus Center Activities Board (CCAB), a student committee.
In addition to the Welcome Back Week, the CCAB schedules