By: Dolores Bustamante
The College of Arts and Sciences will host its 4th Annual College Night Out on the quad area in-front of the Bailey Art, Bellamah Music, and Speech Building, Sept. 20, starting at 5 p.m.
College Night Out provides students the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff members and club representatives in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“We were thinking of a way to introduce particularly new students to the College of Arts and Science and all the different departments and clubs,” Dr. Susan Roberson , assistant dean of Arts and Sciences and organizer of the event, said.
“Each of the departments have a table and they will put out displays,” she said. In addition, the university’s radio station will also be on hand to do a live remote.
Dr. Michael Houf, College of Arts and Sciences’ Interim Dean, will address the students and faculty. In addition, a representative of Career Services will provide students with information about careers and internships. Clubs in the College of Arts and Sciences, such as Pre-Law, Spanish, and History, will have recruitment material for students. Biology will show snakes, and Geology will present rocks.
Not only will students have the chance to learn about the College of Arts and Science, students can also win door prizes and participate in a doubles badminton tournament.
“The recreation center is going to graciously let us use their badminton equipment,” Roberson said. “We’re asking for teams out of the College of Arts and Sciences; students, teachers, clubs, to form doubles team.”
If anyone is interested in being on a team, Roberson will put them on a tournament racket.
“We thought this would be a good sort-of welcome back to school,” said Roberson. “Get acquainted, meet the departments, meet the clubs, have a little fun.”
Giveaways for College Night Out include caps and t-shirts donated by the bookstore and spirit towels donated by the Student Recreation Center.
“Anybody that wanders by is welcome,” said Roberson.