Welcome Back Aggies
By Brittney Payette
Assistant Managing Editor
CU welcomed its students back with a week of special events to help students get excited for the new semester.
New students moved in on Aug. 13, and returning students moved in on Aug. 14 for North and South Shepler, along with the Cameron Village Apartments.
At 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Bentley Gardens, CU hosted a block party for students.
Event attendees enjoyed free food, snow cones, drinks, and school supplies. Students could visit various vendors who participated, like the CU Wellness Center.
“We provide medical services Monday through Friday.” Dawn Price said. “We also do some counseling.
We have a full-time licensed therapist. If they need counseling, they can call, and we can take the initial information and try to get them scheduled.”
At the Wellness Center’s booth, they gave out information on different services that they can provide.
They also asked students which one of three statements was false, and students got a bag of candy for answering correctly.
Other campus organizations also participated, such as the Distance Learning Center, Student Support Services, different Sororities and Fraternities. Off-campus organizations came as well, such as Cricket Wireless and the District Six10 Apartments.
Color Me Cameron
At 10:30 a.m., Aug. 16, on the Science Complex Lawn there was a Color Me Cameron Tie-Die event where students could create unique tie-dyed shirts.
Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 17, there were free snow cones for students available in the library parking lot.
Additionally, at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17, in the McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC), Programming Activities Council (PAC) hosted paint night, and students painted original artwork under guided instruction.
Sweet Thang Giveaway and Pep Rally
At 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the MCC Lobby, PAC hosted a “sweet thang giveaway,” providing students with sweet treats, such as muffins and chocolate chip cookies, along with lemonade and strawberry lemonade from Viridian Coffee.
Coordinator of Campus Life Daniel McFadden and PAC president Makenna Hill both were on scene handing out treats.
“I know that a lot of students go to Viridian, and so it just kind of seemed like the ideal choice,” Hill said.
PAC was also involved with a Pep Rally at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 19.
“We’re going to be doing stuff for that (pep rally),” Hill said, “along with the scrimmage for volleyball. So, it’ll be like a teamed-up event.”
The rally started in the Aggie Gym, with a Volleyball scrimmage to follow.
The scrimmage consisted of half of the CU volleyball team on one side, and half on the other side.
Additionally, students with Cameron IDs were given 5-dollar tickets to use at the concession stand CU’s cheerleaders cheered on the volleyball squad as the team scrimmaged to prepare for their first volleyball match, scheduled at 6:30p.m. in Topeka, Kansas against Washburn.
Welcome Week at CU began on Aug. 15, and ended on Aug. 19, providing students and staff with some fun events and activities to kick off the new semester.
For more information and updates about campus events, keep an eye on CU’s calendar at https://www.cameron.edu/university-calendar.