Student Activities Council is planning events for the remainder of the year.
Monica Hiller, elementary education senior and vice president of SAC, said she’s already hard at work.
“Our first event this semester was the Back to School Bash, which is always really exciting. This was the first year in a very long time that we’ve had the event on campus,” she said.
Following back-to-school activities, Hiller said Free Movie Night is scheduled to begin in September. Free Movie Night happens each month at Harkins Theatres, 150 E. Reno. Students show their student IDs to get a voucher for one free movie. Other events in the works include a holiday party, which was hinted by Hiller to involve a possible tree lighting ceremony at the school.
Tradition is how many of the activities and events usually are planned, Hiller said.
“What we’ve done in the past, which includes Free Movie Night and Back to School Bash, are usually what we’ll do in the future,” she said. “As far as what we do at those things, it comes down to whatever idea pops into our heads.”
LaVetra Ray, assistant director of student life and student activities, has been helpful throughout the process and has a lot of ideas, Hiller said.
“I have several people on the council that come up with ideas for the year,” Hiller said. “My union commissioner is Madelynn Yoder, and she will be handling Stress Relief Week and Midnight Breakfast.”
Stress Relief Week is a week near midterms and finals meant to relieve the anxiety students feel about tests. Midnight Breakfast is an event in which the caf is opened at midnight during midterms, serving exclusively breakfast foods.
Yoder, entertainment business junior, said she is most excited about Free Movie Nights and for Big Event, a campuswide end-of-the-year celebration.
“Free Movie Night is something I think every student should be excited about because it is practically a free outing for you and your friends,” Yoder said.
Yoder said she couldn’t wait to see what adventures this year has in store for SAC.
“Big Event is always our last hurrah, and, regardless of the weather, it is always so much fun to go and meet new people,” Yoder said.
Hiller said it feels like work and play to plan the events.
“It’s definitely a lot of hard work to juggle it all, but LaVetra has helped me so much to make sure it all gets done,” she said. “It’s hard, but it’s rewarding because what we plan affects so many people on campus. Ideally, it makes their college experience more memorable. That’s why I do it.”
If any student has ideas for what they want to do or see on campus, Hiller said she would be happy to hear them. Additionally, anyone who wants to join SAC is welcome.
“We’re always looking for general members of the council to volunteer their time and share their ideas. I would love to have more members to delegate things to,” she said.
Hiller also said SAC is a great way for freshmen to get involved in the campus community and set the tone for what the next four years will look like.
If students are interested in joining or volunteering with SAC, they can email Monica Hiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.