Monkeys and music at involvement

By Kristen Catalanotto
October 2, 2003

krista angeloni/guest photographer

Music blared and the smell of cotton candy filled the air as students raced around the Grace Hall Atrium, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, trying to collect five stickers which, would give them opportunity to stuff their own animal.

The involvement fair was held to get new students as well as returning students the opportunity to join the college’s 25 recognized organizations. Jason Bozzone, director of student activities, was elated that there were so many registered student-run clubs, compared to last semester’s fair in which there were only 11 student organizations.

Sophomore Mary Oschell said, “the fair is definitely a good way to get students involved.”

In order to attract students to the fair held in Grace Hall, the office of student activities brought events such as cookie art, caricature art, chocolate dipping, the ever popular stuff-a-plush, and the new favorite, live monkeys. Concerning the importance of the fair, Bozzone said, “the office of student activities wanted to introduce the concept of getting kids involved as student leaders and to join student organizations because the co-curricular experience at Cabrini College is very valuable to the development and learning of every student.”

Bozzone gave much of the praise concerning the planning of the event to the new assistant director of student activities, Amy Hecht. The fair was one of the first large activities Hecht has planned for the college. “I’ve been working on it [the fair] for about a month now,” Hecht said. “I definitely had to bring stuff-a-plush back because not everyone got to do it last semester. We just tried to get fun activities that would get people to come out.”

“Anything free is good,” sophomore Christopher Sabitino said.

The monkeys drew a large crowed from 7-8 p.m. Students sat in circles and had Mikey the monkey prance around from lap to lap requesting a friendly scratch here and there. Students could also purchase new decorations for their rooms in the form of posters.

Posted to the web by Marisa Gallelli

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