Behind the scenes of the Bearkat community

The Department of Student Activities will host an Administration/Organization fair this Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the LSC Mall Area.

The fair, which will have booths with information about both administration and organizations on campus, will give new and returning students an opportunity to meet those behind the scenes in the Bearkat community.

“The Administrators/Organizations Fair is an opportunity for the student body to become familiar with university administration, who because of their responsibility and position sometimes do not get an opportunity to intermingle with students as much as they would like,” said Brandon Cooper, Student Activities manager.

“Therefore, the program allows students to meet and actually place names with faces, as well as allow administrators the chance to interact with students, who they are constantly working hard for, but may not get to see as much.”

Student Activities has already lined up several of the university’s most influential officials to attend; such as; Vice Presidents David Payne, Frank Parker, Heather Crowson, and Dana Gibson. The Associate Provost, Richard Eglsaer, Deans Mitchell Mueshsam and Jaimie Herbert, University Registrar, Teresa Ringo, and Counseling Center director, Drew Miller, will also be present to mingle with students.

In addition to the administration’s presence, various student organizations will also be introducing themselves to the student body. The Office of Multicultural Student Services will be among one of the many organizations working a booth in the LSC mall area. Donielle Miller, coordinator of the office of M.I.S.S., says their booth will mostly consist of handing out information detailing the goals of their organization and calendars to students who are interested in becoming more involved on campus.

Established at Sam Houston State University in 1933, The Office of M.I.S.S. is known for hosting diversity education and entertaining cultural programs for students, faculty, and residents of Huntsville. The programs, which are designed to promote academic growth, personal development, and leadership skills, educate students on the true meaning of diversity as well as provide students with the skills they need to demand social justice within the university and Huntsville community.

Aramark Dining Services will be offering students lunch in the LSC mall area to accompany those attending the fair. There is no cost for those students on a meal plan, but those students who wish to eat lunch who are not on a meal plan will have to pay a fee of $6.

“In all it is just an overall fun day, where university administration, faculty/staff, and students become more familiar with one another, and realize the bonds they share from being members of the Bearkat family,” Cooper said.

For more information, contact the Department of Student Activities at 936.294.3861

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