At last Wednesday’s Student Organization Association (SOA) meeting, Kevin McHugh, the current athletic director, explained the merging of student life and student athletics in the soon-to-be department of Student Development and Activities.
Tim Asher, campus programs director, also discussed the additional leadership training that will be offered at the College this
semester. If it receives a positive response, it may be available in future semesters.
The tentatively titled Department of Student Development and Activities wants to bring new services and activities to the College to give students more things to do on campus.
This organization played a big role in August’s Lollanobooza. Lollanobooza was an event that brought together student life organizations and sport teams to show students that they can have fun without drinking. There were contests, bands, free food and prizes which brought many students out to the event, making it a big success.
“What I see are some opportunities to take the combination (athletics and student life) and make good things happen,” McHugh said.
The only change that will
occur when the department is in effect is that Student Life may play a larger role in leadership of the College Union Board (CUB).
Other than that, the only difference will be that Athletics and Student Life will work together to make the campus more enjoyable through various activities and events.
Asher also discussed new leadership programs that will be open to all students. Some workshops that will tentatively be offered include leadership transition training, a workshop on campaigning publicity and a how-to budget and fundraise with the Student Finance Board workshop.
“We don’t want to waste our time or yours but we feel we have something to offer you with leadership training,” Asher said.
Two workshops on community service and how to utilize campus resources will be offered in November.
The community service workshops will be held Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m.
The campus resources workshops will be held Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Fliers should be up soon with more information on these workshops along with other leadership programs being planned in the future.