By Kaley Muse
At 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 in Nance Boyer 2005, the Department of Communication, English, and Foreign Languages (CEFL) held a student and faculty meet and greet. This event let CEFL majors and professors mingle and get to know each other through games and food.
Nance Boyer 2005 houses a few professor’s offices while many CEFL majors use the lab to study, do homework and relax. This makes it easier for professors and students to interact with each other because it is a familiar environment.
Alyssa Martinez, a junior Strategic Communication major, is new to the department and attended the event to get to know other CEFL majors.
“I switched majors last spring and I feel like I fit in better as a Strategic Communication major, it’s a very good department in general,” Martinez said.
The meet and greet gave students an opportunity to interact with professors and peers in a more relaxed setting. Many students played a game called Ransom Notes with their professors.
The object of this game is to make an original sentence, or sentences, with two or three handfuls of magnetic words that correspond with the prompt card.
CEFL professors also prepared and bought most of the food for the event including salsa, coleslaw, egg rolls, bean salad and more.
“I really liked the little umbrellas and getting to know people over nachos,” Martinez said.
On top of the festive drink umbrellas at every table, CEFL professors gave out free Cameron merchandise like pens, temporary tattoos, flying discs, beach balls and glow sticks for students to take on their way out.
Even though this event is advertised for CEFL majors, anyone from any major could attend.
A sophomore History major, Samantha Towell attended the meet and greet and enjoyed everything the event offered.
“I socialized and talked to a few people,” Towell said. “It was interesting, and I had a lot of fun.”
Be on the lookout for many more exciting events around campus as the semester progresses.