ELIEZER SANTIAGO — Staff Writer
It’s a new year and a new semester and Programs Council is ready to serve up a new batch of activities for new and returning students.
The student-run organization aims to provide students with a fun experience while attending SCSU by planning events and activities for everyone to participate in.
ProCon likes to keep things fresh, said Senior Programmer of the Entertainment Committee Nick Gleifert.
“If we’ve done it [in] like a year or so we mostly likely will stray away from it,” said Gleifert. “Just because we want variety, we want things to stay exciting about ProCon and not be like ‘oh it’s another ‘blank’ event.’”
This semester is no different. ProCon plans on experimenting with new ideas like an outside dance party. Look for the official announcement at the Club Fair Feb. 6.
The month of February will bring the show “I Love Female Orgasm,” an informational and comedic show about sex, to the Lyman Hall Center.
To the lonely lovers at SCSU, there will be a speed dating event held on Feb. 15. And for those who want a break from campus life, ProCon has scheduled a Washington, D.C. weekend getaway trip.
Tickets are $100 and provide students a trip to visit museums, monuments and shop at the nation’s capitol for the weekend from Feb.17-20.
ProCon aims to get students involved with their activities.
“We really want to make the events interactive … we want to do more interactive [events] where students can stand in line for a random item and interact with others, so the students can get more involved,” said Gleifert.
Vivian Rivera, a member of ProCon, said they organize PB and J Thursdays at Engleman B21.
“You come by, get a free sandwich, socialize and learn about other clubs,” said Rivera.
Carley Gretteracks, a community service representative of the membership committee, said volunteering events are planned for soup kitchens and the Ronald McDonald House.
For Night Owls, ProCon is planning more night events. A pool party that will be held from 7 to 11 p.m.
ProCon wants to get the students active at night, and is planning an outside dance party later this semester.
Movie lovers will enjoy movie nights with showings like “Paranormal Activity 3,” “Valentines Day,” “The Darkest Hour,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
Scheduled bus trips will take students to Medieval Times in New Jersey, the famous eating experience featured in the Jim Carrey movie “The Cable Man;” “Traces;” the acrobatic stunt show playing at the Union Square Theatre in NYC; and “Furze Bruta,” a new Broadway show where the actors are suspended above the audience.
Don’t forget that Spring Weekend will be held the weekend of April 19.
A date for the Spring Concert is still tentative, but it will be April 21 or 22. Students should keep an ear out to hear who’s coming to campus as this concert will not be one to miss.
ProCon has much in store for the student body this semester. Take advantage of the up coming events, meet knew people, learn, and have fun.
Gleifert encourages any student interested in planning events to join the committee.
ProCon members look forward to eventful spring
ELIEZER SANTIAGO — Staff Writer