Active and involved are two words to describe Cabrini’s Student Government Association. This organization was a busy group last year, with activities such as developing Midnight Madness and the Winter Formal, and is eager for the planning of exciting events for this year.
Last year, the SGA “laid foundation for years to come by rewriting our constitution,” SGA President Jesse Gluckman said. Being a part of many committees opened the door for communication and the opportunity for students voices to be heard “If I had to describe the year in one word, it would be productive,” Gluckman said.
Although there are no specific goals planned at this time, the SGA’s current members are working with the newly elected to develop this year’s objectives. Recently elected freshman class treasurer, Susan Moraca, said, “we have a strong team working closely together. We’re hoping for students to see resolving of the concerns that are presented to the board.”
It is the plan for the SGA, to represent the students of Cabrini College. In order to receive student input on the growing number of various issues, the SGA is a part of several committees. Examples of these committees are the Food, Elections, Bookstore, and Formal Committees.
Cabrini students “can expect a lot out of [their] SGA officials this year because they are all up to the task,” Gluckman said.
The SGA invites all to attend meetings, serve on committees, or just drop by the SGA office with any ideas or concerns.
Another group on campus working hard to bring students new and exciting entertainment is the Campus Activities and Programming Board.
Last year the CAP Board was focused on “cheap and fast programs,” CAP President Mike Sofia, a political science major, said. However, as the Board grew, it wanted more quality events and decided to focus on that. By doing so, it brought students new events such as the Coffeehouse series, which seems to be a big hit to many.
In the past month there has been a lot of planning for this year’s events. The CAP Board is excited for its “Shocktoberfest,” an eight day experience, which is coming to campus on Thursday, Oct. 23. “Shocktoberfest sounds awesome,” Mark Garlit, a freshman communications major, said. “I’m excited for all of the different activities the CAP board is planning to bring to campus.”
CAP Board has also been working hard to plan a new Spring Fling. It is hopeful that it will be an all-day event, with a carnival during the day and music and other entertainments at night.
The CAP Board has high expectations for this year, wanting big turnouts for all of the events. Sofia said, “CAP is working for the improvement of life on campus. We want the events to give people pride in going to Cabrini College, to have an enjoyable experience. Students won’t be let down.”
Yet another group that goes above and beyond for Cabrini is the Residence Hall Association.
The RHA is an organization that provides students with an alternative to their residence adviser. The RHA caters to the common needs of the residence halls.
Last year, students were able to enjoy such events as a hall decorating contest and hall Olympics as a result of the RHA. Also, last year Cabrini experienced the first Cabrini Idol contest. “That was a huge event and will definitely come back this year,” senior Shannon Carroll, executive vice president of RHA, said.
The advantage that the RHA has this year over last year is that it is more established. Because of that, new events have already undergone planning. One event will be Christmas caroling to local nursing homes. Another event is planned, but only a sneak peek is available. The RHA is calling it a road rally. Sophomore Jacquelyn Flick, president of RHA, said “it will be a great program that students can participate in.”
Posted to the web by Angelina Wagner.