Food, fun, and a wooden prize wheel marked the beginning of a barbecue hosted by Salt Lake Community College’s Student Life and Leadership last Wednesday. Held from 11:00 a.m. until just after noon, it was a happy surprise for those walking to and from classes, and according to the committee chair, it won’t be the last great activity put on by Student Life and Leadership.
SLCC activities can be broken up under different committees. There are the Bruin Pride chairs, which are involved in activities at athletic events. Then there is the Family Events chair. Activities that fall under this umbrella consist of the Halloween Carnival, the Breakfast with Santa, the Easter Egg Hunt and others. SLCC’s Satellite chairs consist of individuals that host events at the Highland and Meadowbrook campuses. Finally there is the Evenings chair, who covers evening events once per month and the Daytime chair, which also sets up monthly events that occur during the day.
“The purpose really, is that these are student fees—that’s where we get our funding,” said the Student Life and Leadership Taylorsville Redwood Activities Vice President Demi Brog. “So it’s for the students. It’s to put on social events for them to interact and to meet people. (If we were) to take something from it, (it would be that) we want people to know that this is a college, not a high school where people go to and from, and kind of get them involved.”
For September, the daytime activity was the luncheon barbecue, which had its supply of hot dogs, soda pop and chips. These quickly emptied as students flocked to the display, socializing and spinning for prizes such as t-shirts and school supplies. In the future these prizes might be something different.
As for the evening activity, events like last Friday’s presentation of “Green Lantern” are a wonderful norm. The evening’s unexpected rainfall did force the party to move inside, but attendees enthusiastically made an appearance. With the crowd filling the entire room from front to back, students, staff and families of both partook of pizza, drinks and participated in a raffle to win a silver 8 gig iPod Nano plus watchband. While there they learned about upcoming events like the coming of the Plain White T’s and the existence of Rhythmic Circus (Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!), a music and dance group coming on September 29.
And these aren’t going to be the last. With only a month into the semester, we’ve got a long way to go still and plenty of activities to look forward to.
To further explore what Student Life and Leadership has planned, you can check the Master Calendar on the school website, www.slcc.edu/campusevents/calendar.asp Upcoming events will also be presented on both Facebook and Twitter, under the name “SLCC Student Life and Leadership.”