CAB gears up for new year of events, outings
With its new structure up and running, Georgia College’s Campus Activities Board begins the Fall semester with many on and off-campus events.
Two years ago CAB changed its structure, adding an executive board, president, vice president of administration, vice president of programming, director of communications and secretary.
“Last year was the first year it was implemented,” said Jamie Knox, graduate assistant for Campus Life and adviser for CAB. “A lot of the members of the executive board are seniors and are trying to help younger students get more involved with CAB. One of our biggest goals is to have at least one event every other week.”
The events are divided into four programs: arts and culture, live entertainment, Bobcat events and Student Activities Center events. These programs are led by directors who individually work on them.
“This is the first year that we’ve been up and running at the beginning of the year. We’ve had a solid group of people during the summer planning events for the fall semester. Usually we have a transition period, but we didn’t this year,” said Victoria Quante, senior English major and director of arts and culture programming for CAB. “I’m also hoping to plan field trips around Milledgeville to help students get to know the community.”
Three events will be held this September by CAB. The first is CAB’s Comedy Night on Sept. 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The comedians will all be students and there will be a panel of judges who will provide a cash prize to the top comedian. The location of this event is yet to be announced but will appear on CAB’s website closer to the date.
The second event is a trip to the Braves game held at Turner Field in Atlanta on Sept. 15. Tickets will be on sale at the Den for $20 and will include transportation, grilling out at Turner Field, a free T-shirt and seeing O.A.R. in concert after the game. This event will only be available to the first 90 students who sign up.
The last event is a Disney trivia night on Sept. 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The location is to be announced, but there will be prizes for certain winners.
Many students have expressed great interest in attending these events, especially the Disney trivia night.
“I’m excited for the trivia night! I really love Disney movies, and I would really enjoy a night full of Disney references. It’d be a lot of fun,” Nia McRay, junior English major said.
These events not only provide entertainment, but also an opportunity to meet new faces from around campus.
“The biggest reason I would go to a CAB event would be to meet new students who have just arrived at GC,” said Jack O’Connor, a junior community health major. “I would probably go to whichever one worked best with my schedule.”
Most CAB events are free with the exception of “to-go” events which cost between $15 and $20.
“To-go events cost money because they provide transportation, food and other things,” Knox said.
Information for upcoming events can be found through CAB’s OrgSync page and Facebook page, “Campus Activities Board at Georgia College.”
If you would like to become involved with planning or volunteering for CAB events, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you have any ideas to propose, email CAB at email@example.com.