An abundance of refreshments, arts and crafts and free give-a-ways filled the Grace Hall boardroom as delighted students enjoyed the exciting activities on display. “Commuter Rendez-vous” a.k.a. Commuter Appreciation Day, was held on Thursday Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Amy Hecht and the Cabrini Commuter Crew (C3) organized the event in order to show their appreciation for Cabrini’s 400 plus commuters. Hecht said she “hoped the event would show commuters that Cabrini appreciates them while also giving them something fun and exciting to do in between classes.”
Upon entering the atypical scene of the Grace Hall boardroom, students experienced a version of Mardi Gras as they acquired strings of beads, masks, customized t-shirts and candy.
Members of C3 greeted Cabrini students and demonstrated their appreciation by offering free food, including: sweet crepes, savory crepes, brownies, cookies, jambalaya and drinks. The energy-filled, Mardi Gras-clad room displayed a buffet-style table, arts and crafts station and up-beat music for all to enjoy.
Arts and craft activities such as make-your-own Mardi Gras masks graced the tables as students eagerly designed and customized their individual creations. Commuters were encouraged to add their names to the Cabrini Commuter Crew in order to assist in the organization of more events for commuter students.
C3 is in the process of organizing more events for commuters including lunchtime movies and free snacks in the Widener Center lecture hall. “Napoleon Dynamite” was the lunchtime movie held this week and the next two lunchtime movie dates are Feb. 14 and March 15.
According to Hecht, C3 has organized five Commuter Days in total and they have all been successful. All commuters are encouraged to contact Amy Hecht or the Cabrini Commuter Crew if they are interested in helping plan more exciting events in honor of Cabrini’s commuters.
Posted to the web by Ryan Norris