Where to Go, What to Do
New faces and lively demonstrations highlighted the first Activities Night of 2011. Held at the beginning of each semester, the event helps students decide how to spend their out-of-class time by offering a chance to meet members of some of the college’s more than 130 clubs and organizations.
Though not as extensive as Fall Activities Night, the Jan. 31 event filled the HUB Social Hall with 64 displays. According to organizer Erica Gordon, assistant director of campus life and advisor of the Multi-Organizational Board (MOB), the participants’ enthusiasm ran high.
“It’s exciting to see how creative the students can get with their information tables and how passionate they are about their organizations,” she said. [Story continues below.]
The newly formed Secularist Students United made its Activities Night debut, as did the Adams, Drayer and Quads neighborhoods. Other clubs and organizations generated interest by giving away T-shirts, candy or other enticements. But it was the demonstrations—videos and slideshows, a spontaneous dance performance, a mini-theremin concert and super-charged science experiments—that stole the show.
Learn more about getting involved on campus.
By MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
Photos by Carl Socolow '77