By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
The end of the semester may be quickly approaching with students already eagerly awaiting summertime activities, but before you begin to cram for finals or plan activities for the long summer break, there are still plenty of activities on campus to attend, learn or have some fun before then.
Kate Billings, Campus Activities Coordinator, says there are plenty of educational and fun activities going on for all students to help them enjoy the last part of the semester.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Office of Housing & Student Life is partnering with a variety of organizations, on and off campus, to host events. The Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center will be having an event known as “Sexversations” to help educate students about sexual assault on April 9. They will also be showing the movie “Audrey and Daisy” on April 18. There will also be a several table events in the Union for students to sign The It’s On Us Pledge. These events, along with others, hope to educate the campus and provide steps in safety and awareness.
Environmental Education Week is April 23-27. The Sustainability Committee is helping sponsor and coordinate activities, and there will be speakers and events on April 25 with organizations like Grow Ohio Valley.
Greek Week will be held this year on April 16-20.
The Student Government Association also will be hosting a “Carnival Day” on April 25 on the quad with inflatables and a rock climbing wall.
From April 22-28, events like movie on the quad and tie-dying will make a return. An escape room will also be hosted on April 25 in Shotwell Hall with 4 to 5 rooms and allowing groups of 8-10.
Intramural sports will host a 5 v. 5 basketball league with the two winning teams going to Wheeling Jesuit to play their top 2 intramural teams.
Other events toward the end of the semester include Spring Fling on May 5, hosted by the Student Government Association.
The finals week favorite Late Night Breakfast will return on May 7. Other finals week events include coffee and donuts on May 9 and a Paint and Peel on May 10.
Kate Billing’s hope is that everyone can make it out to the events and enjoy the rest of the semester. There is something for everyone!
Photo Credit: Jalyn Bolyard