School Daze winter carnival helps students connect with Schoolcraft
BY KELLY RESPONDEK
On Jan. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lower Waterman of the VisTaTech Center will transform into a campus hot spot where students can get familiarized with campus clubs and services, sample some delectable treats and participate in games to win prizes.
This years festivities have some local vendor favorites returning. They include Biggby Coffee, Noodles and Company, Dave and Busters and a few local area banks.
Representatives from campus clubs and departments like the Bookstore, Learning Assistance Center and Fitness Center will also have booths. These booths will give students an opportunity to speak to representatives about activities and resources available for them outside of the classroom.
“I hope to see a lot of students come out just like last time and have a lot of fun,” said Phi Theta Kappa president, McKenzie Hayes. “I really think School Daze is great because it encourages student cooperation, gets students involved and allows them to see all the amazing, cool, fun things there is to do.”
According to Elizabeth Machniak, an Administrative Assistant for the Student Activities Office, students go to School Daze to find out about clubs and organizations on campus, discovering what Student Activities has to offer and getting involved, and finding out what local business have to offer.
When reflecting on her favorite part of the fall 2014 semester School Daze, freshman Bailey Goldberg
said that her favorite parts were, “Talking to new people, the good music being played, and seeing everyone come together as a school and have some fun.”
Students can expect friendly competition like Oreo eating contests, rock paper scissors and bubble blowing competitions. Various games like these will be held the entire event with prizes, such as gift cards or samples from local restaurants.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase 50-cent hot dogs, Kona Ice snow cones, sip on a free cup of hot chocolate and grab a bag of popcorn.
School Daze gives students a chance to explore clubs and organizations on campus, allowing them to become new members and become aware of upcoming events.
For more information contact the Student Activities Office at 734-462- 4422.