Giving students something to do, Cap Board offers on and off campus activities

By Maryellen Anastasio
April 4, 2010

For many college students activities and events to entertain them on the weekends can be an important criteria for attending a college.  At Cabrini, the Campus Activities and Programming Board makes sure that there are plenty of activities for students to attend and enjoy. CAP Board tries to make it easy for students to not only attend events, but also become a part of the board.

“CAP Board is made up of all students, ranging from freshmen to seniors. There are 14 students that plan the events and run CAP Board. Other students who are involved volunteer at events and help out where needed,” Amber LaJeunesse, CAP Board advisor and assistant director of student activities, said.

This year CAP Board has sponsored many exciting events, including a trip to New York City to see Mary Poppins on Broadway.

“We were a little unlucky with the weather, but I had a great time. It was nice to spend the day in the city with my friends and see the musical,” Melissa Gambino, junior biology major, said.

Some of the most popular events that CAP Board runs are:

1.     Mr. and Miss Cabrini Pageant

2.     Trips to New York City

3.     Battle of the Bands

4.     Philadelphia Phillies games

5.     EPIC

New to the the list is EPIC.  EPIC was created to replace the spring concert that the club usually hosts during April. For the cost of a concert, the club could sponsor a week of events, and EPIC was born.

“The events will include movies, Cabrini idol, a comedian, inflatable fun day, bingo, the SGA Formal, pep rally and a Phillies game,” LaJenunesse said.

CAP Board will run a bus to the Phillies game for $10, with a pep rally to take place before the bus leaves.  CAP Board teamed up with dining services to make this possible.

Students will also be able to attend the comedy club event on Wednesday, April 14, which will include dinner and the show by a visiting comedian.

CAP Board is already planning for the upcoming year, having elected its new members last week.

“4 years ago when I was a sophmore the incoming freshment class as well as my freshmen class wanted to get involved and wanted to attend the events CAP Board held,” Jenn Bollinger, senior political science major, said

“We have a retreat scheduled for April 24, where new and old members will get together and have leadership exercises and set up a tentative fall schedule of events,” LaJenunesse said.

CAP Board is continuing to try and find more unique ways to make itself more known around campus and get students more involved.

“CAP Board really does a great job of creating affordable and fun events that myself and friends attend on weekends,” Diane Gapinski, junior elementary education major, said.

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