So much room for activities

So much room for activities

The Activities Programming Board at Gannon University always plans to make each semester an exciting one for students. Spring semester is shaping up to be a busy one for APB.

As the premiere event planning group on campus, APB is in charge of providing opportunities for students to get away from their daily routines and have some fun.

This semester is no different than any other as the group has planned a variety of events and programs to cater to the various needs and interests of students on and off campus.

The APB EngageU page is promoting 34 events this semester. Not all of them are sponsored solely by APB itself, but they are opportunities to get in the community.

Below are just a few of the events APB has planned for Gannon students.

One of the best features on this list is a trip to Holiday Valley.  APB plans a ski trip to this local resort annually. The snowy sojourn will take place on Saturday.

For roughly $50, students spend the day skiing or snowboarding at Holiday Valley ski resort. Transportation is provided to and from the resort, and students are welcome to bring their own gear, if they so choose. The bus leaves the arch at 1:40 p.m.

Little Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for students to introduce their siblings to their personal Gannon experience.

APB is heavily involved in this annual weekend celebration, where younger siblings of Gannon students are permitted to spend the weekend touring Gannon’s snowy campus and learning more about the university itself.

This year, the special event is held Feb. 6-8. Check-ins start at 5:30 p.m. that Friday.

The little sibs are then welcomed at Planet Space Dinner, a space-themed meal to start the event off on a silly note.

Later on during the weekend there will be a shwoing of Guardians of the Galaxy in Room 104 of the Zurn Science Center Feb. 7-8. Additionally Michael Kent will be performing in the same place at 7 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 7.

Junior social work major Leah Johnson said she thinks Little Sibs Weekend sounds really neat.

“I think it’s sweet that they’re reaching out to the families of current Gannon students,” Johnson said.

APB is perhaps most noted for its movie screenings. The board has many of the latest movies available at screenings on campus throughout the semester.

This semester, they feature the likes of “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Dracula Untold.”

Most screenings take place in Room 104 of the Zurn Science Center on weekends and are always open to whoever wants to come and have a good old-fashioned movie night.

If you’re looking for excitement, get involved with Karaoke Nights. Every few weeks, the Knight Club is taken over by students looking to show off their voices.

If you or someone you know enjoys singing – and isn’t too self-conscious – they are always welcome to join other Knights for karaoke.

A DJ is provided and almost any song is fair game. Karaoke nights often last until 1 a.m. and are always very well attended.

Rachel Ochsenhirt, a junior biology/secondary education major and Late Knight programming chair, said, “I’m most excited for the collaboration with the GU wow for a Knight in Paris as part of the Late Knight Programming Grant.”

Ochsenhirt said the event will consist of ethinic food, a fashion show with culturally diverse clothing and a guest speaker to discuss women empowerment.

This event is new to the campus as well as APB. “It gives an excellent opportunity for the students of Gannon to become more cultured through the assitance of our international students,” Ochsenhirt said.

The event will be held at 5 p.m. March 21 at the Schuster Theatre.

There is a variety of other entertainment options off campus as well, and they can all be found on the APB page of EngageU.

For more information, or to reserve a spot for an upcoming event, visit the APB office in the hallway of the Waldron Campus Center, or email [email protected]


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