Note from the Assistant Director
When most people think of Student Activities, they think of all the fun stuff. While that is true (we like to have fun here), for me, Student Activities is a lot more than that. It’s a way to engage with our community in ways that we don’t normally have the opportunity; to share our talents and skills, to grow as individuals, and to expose ourselves to new ideas, new practices, and new perspectives. These ideas have always been essential to my work within Higher Ed, but have proven to be even more so with the on-going effects of COVID-19.
As we move forward in an ever-changing time, my goal is to ensure that we can reach and connect with all of our students, whether they be on-campus or remote through a combination of in-person and virtual events. This semester, I will be hosting a Virtual Casino Night, a socially distant Fluff-N-Stuff event where students will be able to create their stuffed animal, a virtual Murder Mystery, and a Winter-themed Craft Night. Our Programming Interns will also continue to host weekly Thursday Night Live events as well as weekly, virtual Bard After Dark events starting in October.
As always, our Office will partner with student clubs and other offices for these events, continue our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives by promoting holidays and special happenings on our social media platforms, and provide students with many professional development opportunities.
Cynthia Cunningham, M.F.A.
Assistant Director of Student Activities