CAC kicks off school year with numerous events

Michael Bauer, Editor-in-chief

Every year, Pittsburg State starts off the school year with numerous events. These activities, provided by the Campus Activities Center, allow new students to get to know each other and the university culture. Below is the list of events for the first two weeks of the fall semester.

Saturday, Aug. 16
• Warrior Weekend Registration – 9 a.m. at Student Recreation Center – Add a little adventure to your first weekend in Pittsburg. Enjoy paintball, rappelling and lunch – sponsored by the Kansas Army National Guard
• TRON Glow Stick Dance – 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lindburg Plaza – There will be music and lots of fun to keep you busy on your first official night in Pitt – sponsored by Residence Hall Assembly

• Fraternity recruitment begins
Sunday, Aug. 17
• Pool Party – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pittsburg Aquatic Center – Grab your suit and your friends for swimming and Little Ceasar’s pizza. A shuttle will be running from the Point at the Overman Student Center or there is parking available at the Aquatic Center – sponsored by Student Success Programs, Career Services and the Campus Activities Center
Monday, Aug. 18
• Classes begin
• Just Ask – 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bronze gorilla near the Oval and Cleveland Plaza – Need to find a building? Need to figure out what class you’re supposed to be going to? Have other questions? Stop by the table to chat with PSU staff – sponsored by Student Success Programs
• Snack Break – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oval – Get a snack between classes – sponsored by Campus Christians
• Beat the Heat with a Frozen Treat – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cleveland Plaza – Meet new people and pick up a frozen snack – sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity
• Opening Night – 8 p.m. in Lindburg Plaza – Relax after first day of classes with some activities and music – sponsored by Student Activities Council
Tuesday, Aug. 19
• Just Ask – 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bronze gorilla near the Oval and Cleveland Plaza – Need to find a building? Need to figure out what class you’re supposed to be going to? Have other questions? Stop by the table to chat with PSU staff – sponsored by Student Success Programs
• Snack Break – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oval – Enjoy a quick snack in between classes – sponsored by Campus Christians
• Beat the Heat with a Frozen Treat – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cleveland Plaza – Meet new people and pick up a frozen snack – sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity
• Grocery Carnival – 7 p.m. at Lindburg Plaza – Kick off the start of the year with some free groceries – sponsored by Residence Hall Assembly

Wednesday, Aug. 20
• Community Fair – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oval – Meet lots of businesses and organizations from the Pittsburg community. This is a way to discover what the town of Pittsburg has to offer, and there are usually some great freebies!
• Hispanics of Today Kickoff Meeting – 5 p.m. in the Prairie Room of the Student Center – Get to know these HOT students
• Native American Student Association Kickoff Meeting – 6 p.m. in the Prairie Room of the Student Center – Find out everything you need to know about NASA
Thursday, Aug. 21
• Black Student Association Kickoff Meeting – 6 p.m. in Hughes 316 – Find out what BSA has going on this semester
• Campus Christians Kickoff Meeting and Ice Cream Floats – 8 p.m. in Grubbs 109 – Find out more about Campus Christians and get a treat
Friday, Aug. 22
• Fraternity Bid Day – Noon at the Campus Activities Center
• Ice Cream Craze – 7 p.m. at the Crimson Commons Courtyard – Enjoy a scoop or two of ice cream – sponsored by Residence Hall Assembly
• Game Night – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Campus Christians House – Games plus music, ice cream sundaes and s’mores – sponsored by Campus Christians
Monday, Aug. 25
• Snack Break – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oval – Get a quick snack between classes – sponsored by Campus Christians
• Enactus Kickoff Meeting – 5 p.m. in Kelce 121 – Learn more about this community of student, academic and business leaders
• BSA, HOT & NASA Social – 7 p.m. in the Balkans Room of the Student Center – Meet more people on campus at this mixer – sponsored by Black Student Association, Hispanics of Today and Native American Student Association
Wednesday, Aug. 27

• Hypnotist – 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (2 showtimes) in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom – Don’t miss the show everyone will be talking about in class – sponsored by Student Activities Council
Thursday, Aug. 28

• Transfer Student Cookout – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gorilla Village – This event is exclusively for new transfer students. RSVP to Penny at pcook@pittstate.edu by Aug. 21 – sponsored by Tau Sigma National Honor Society for Transfer Students
• Cookout – 7 p.m. at the Campus Christians House – Enjoy a barbecue and some friendly faces – sponsored by Campus Christians
• Game Night – 7 p.m. in the Balkans Room of the Student Center – Take a chance and meet more people during this evening of board games – sponsored by Black Student Association
Friday, Aug. 29 – Sunday, Aug. 31
• Little Balkans Days – Downtown Pittsburg

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