Stories from Katie Peters
The National Association of Campus Activities Mid-America conference is an exciting weekend for Union Board, and this year was filled with even more events and initiatives that they participated in. The regional conference, which was held in Peoria, Illinois from November 7 to 9 this year, had special events that are not held at the national conference, including event and individual awards, a graphics competition, a school showcase, and the chance to present educational sessions.
Are you looking for something to do this Saturday night that will not only let you have fun and bond with your classmates, but also raise money for a great cause? Well, this weekend is the second annual Relay for Life on IIT’s campus, and it’s coming back better than ever! The Relay for Life committee has been working hard since December to fill all twelve hours with fun activities and fundraisers which will keep participants excited and looking forward to the next event.
Twenty-seven years ago, one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, started to make a difference just by walking and running around a track for 24 hours. Later this year in April, we will be able to make the same difference and walk to fight cancer. The committee planning the second-ever Relay for Life on IIT’s campus has a lot to look forward to and a lot to work for. Relay for Life is an event that is held across the country to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer, and was held on campus for the first time last year.
Most upperclassmen on campus have heard of IPRO day. Most gamers have heard of the Robotics Dance ‘n’ LAN parties. Most Greeks have heard of Greek Week. Most sophomores have heard of Sophomore Leadership Retreat. Most students might have seen the IIT Bucket List posters that are currently circulating through campus. Most students have not, however, heard of the committee that meets once a month to work on keeping these traditions alive, as well as create new traditions.
On January 15, 2013, when Illinois Tech students were just coming back for the start of the new semester, more than 80 people, many of them students on their way to their first day of exams were killed when two blasts fired from warplanes struck a university campus in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
As some of you may know, Bill Nye is kind of a big deal.
As you might also know, he came to our campus, creating one of the most successful events this semester. People were standing in line to hear our childhood science hero more than two hours before the event started, and when the doors opened at 6:30 p.m. the line wrapped around three sides of the Hermann Hall Auditorium.
We will never be too old for animated movies. Well, okay, there are some movies we are too old to watch, but this is not true of the newest Disney and Pixar gem, Wreck-It-Ralph. The movie is about a video game character that no longer wants to be a bad guy, and so travels to different video games to prove himself as a hero. It was more geared towards our generation than the 5-year-olds in the theater who outnumbered us 50 to 1.
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