Saturday, December 10, 2011

Campus Life Gives Back

By Christine Willbrand

The peer leaders from Campus Life sponsored a relaxation fair on Wednesday, December 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Center downstairs near the bookstore in the Quiet Study Area. There was no fee to participate, however it was first come, first served with a sign-up sheet. Dee Brandy, SGA President and peer leader, advised there would be approximately 100 to 150 students, faculty and staff that would come through for their free services. In lieu of payment, they requested people bring a new or unused toy and canned goods for area charities. Two people could enter with a toy, or one person could enter with two cans of food, baby food, or formula. The different types of activities offered included: full-body massages, chair massages, hand massages, hot socks, aromatherapy, and yoga. Brandy explains that hot socks are regular socks with packed rice inside that are heated and then wrapped around your neck for tension relief. There was also refreshments and relaxing giveaways for students who participated.
According to Brandy, “The goal of Campus Life is to educate new and returning students on how to get into the system for e-mail, Banner, Blackboard, and get information on how the Higher One card works so that their college experience is smooth. They do different events on campus to get the students involved. If the students get involved they start to develop their leadership skills.”
Campus Life offers students welcome-back lunches, fundraisers to give back to the community, fun festivals, children’s activities, evening student appreciation dinner, and lunch-and-learns and so much more throughout the year. At each event they give away student supplies, have refreshments and lots of fun! Campus Life is located in the Student Center across from the cafeteria or you can call (314) 513-4294.

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