Week of Welcome
The Connors State College Office of Student Activities kicked off the new school year with “Week of Welcome” (WOW), two weeks filled with exciting, fun and educational activities. Week one was a huge success! Each event aimed to unite students and faculty and to help new students settle into college life. WOW began on Move-In Day, when hundreds of students and their families ascended on the college dorms to meet their roommates and settle into their new homes.
Welcome Back Luau
On the evening of Move In Day, students were treated to a Welcome Back Luau at Millers Crossing dorms. Many participated in the cookout, limbo contest, cardboard boat race, watermelon eating contest and outdoor movie.
“The Welcome Back Luau was a great way to greet our students and offered them some fun activities after a hard day of moving,” said CSC President Dr. Tim Faltyn.
Connors State College students recently got the chance to experience what it is like to drive and walk a straight line under the influence of alcohol thanks to specially designed goggles that emulate the effects of delayed motor skills.
Students attempted to drive a go kart through an obstacle course while wearing the goggles. They were then asked to walk a straight line by Connors’ Chief of Police James Mendenhall. While the results of both provided hilarious entertainment the seriousness of driving under the influence was not lost on the students.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Tournament
Several students gathered together at the Connors State College Fine Arts Auditorium to compete in a Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
“A video game tournament is not a huge event,” said Student Activities Coordinator, Cody Clovis, “but it provides an opportunity for students to hang out and interact with one another. Sometimes it’s the smaller, more interment events that allow students to really get to know one another.”
Winners of the tournament were Jordan Gresham and Colt Taylor.
Welcome Back Bash
The CSC campus came alive once again with the Welcome Back Bash held Wed. night, Aug. 20, on the Fine Arts lawn in Warner. Once again the Office of Student Activities hosted a cookout and students enjoyed the music of the live band Livin’ Country. The event was complete with informational booths about CSC organizations, free giveaways, and yes, even live snakes!
Several students gathered in the Cafeteria at noon, on Thurs., Aug. 21, not to eat lunch as one might expect, but to play several rounds of grocery bingo. The Grocery Bingo winners chose from a wide variety of grocery items to take to their dorms.
“Overall I think Week of Welcome went great,” said Student Services Director, Mike Jackson. “I have really enjoyed all of the events and interacting with the students and I believe they enjoyed it as well. It was a great way to start what I believe will be a great semester.”
To view photos of this week’s events visit www.facebook.com/connorsstate