This weekend, Saturday was not the day to sleep in. It was about 8:15 when I was bumped awake by my brother to go to a BUILD event about ten minutes from campus. BUILD is a men’s ministry here on campus that hosts the men’s retreat as well as other events. LIGHT is the women’s group on campus and does the same thing for them. At times, they like to combine and do some things together! more “Flapjacks with Feiertag”
Not really sure who you want to room with leading in to your second, third, or even fourth year of school? Don’t worry! It happens to everyone. Either you’re a freshman looking to live with someone new, all of your current friends are moving off campus, you only have two people and need to fill a room for four, or whatever other reason there is to be looking for a new roommate, Concordia provides an event to help you meet other students who are also looking for a person or people to live with. It is called the Roommate Roundup, and it provides games and activities to encourage students to talk to other people and get to know them with the possibility of becoming roommates or suite mates. more “Roommate Roundup”
Again, I would like to say that Education Club is the greatest club on campus. This past Friday night they hosted a craft night for members (or even nonmembers because they are so nice) who RSVP’ed. The focus of the crafting that night, to the delight of many future educators, was decorating clip boards. To many of you that may sound boring or cheesy or weird, but to me and a good amount of other people, it was exciting. I honestly looked forward to this club event for about a month because it meant a FREE clipboard that I could decorate such that it fit my personality, which meant that I put a sticker with a cat on it, of course. more “Craft Night”
I just love all the volunteer opportunities that campus provides, as well as the amazing support system for people with disabilities. In case you didn’t know, we share a campus with Bethesda College residents. Bethesda helps students with disabilities and teaches them great skills about living independently. This past Saturday, Concordia hosted a fundraiser for the nearby Down Syndrome Achievement Center called Gigi’s Playhouse. The event was a Dance-a-thon called Get Down with Down Syndrome. Walking into the event that took place in the environmental building was instantly heartwarming and put a smile on everyone’s faces. It was a wonderful gathering of kids with Down Syndrome of all ages, their families, Concordia students, and other supporters. more “Get Down with Down Syndrome Dance-a-thon”
As a great and easy opportunity through Volunteer Club, we were bussed to the Soles for Jesus warehouse in Brown Deer where we sorted, paired, cleaned, and packed shoes. The shoes are to be sent to Africa, then, to protect their bare feet from the pain and disease they can pick up from going shoeless. This, among many other things, is a blessing that Volunteer Club organizes for people to take part in, so that they can help others in the community or out of country.
Concordia likes to keep things interesting, week day or weekend, so this past weekend they held Casino Night in the Terrace room with tons of decorations and energetic Campus Activities Board volunteers. You could get in for free, and there was so much to do. You started off with about 25 ten-point tokens and three tickets to use for the slot machines. The games they had included Bingo, Texas Holdem, Roulette, War, Craps, and a few others. Most people gained a pretty good amount of coins to have quite the bounty. While they were playing all of these games, they could also get some fun, free mocktails, served to them by other Concordia servers mixing sodas with grenadine and others syrups of your choosing. After a few hours of fun playing, you could begin to cash in your tokens at nine o’clock to tickets for the raffle drawing to be done at ten o’clock. more “Casino Night”