CAB divides itself to discuss problem-solving formalities

Something new was in store for the Campus Activities Board.

CAB tried out a new format by splitting into committees for its meeting, Nov. 9.

Candice Dickinson, CAB president said, “I think it was ten times more productive and we got a lot of decisions made.”

The board split into three committees to delegate responsibilities.

The committee headed by Hector Amaya, CAB historian, and Terry Levy, CAB treasurer, focused on recruitment and retention. The committee decided one way to recruit would be to announce CAB meetings on the Oval over a bullhorn. The committee also decided on making a CAB video to show at Fresh Start and in Freshman Orientation. Whether the video will be made before the end of this semester or early spring semester is still unclear.

The committee headed by Graham Dickinson, CAB vice president, and Derick White, CAB secretary, focused on planning upcoming events.

“We don’t have a whole lot left for this semester,” Graham said. “Most of our events are pretty much nailed down. We need to focus on smaller events for next semester.”

The committee thought Wayne Hoffman, a magician that came last semester, would be good for spring. It also discussed having a comedian or a debate, which hasn’t been done for a couple of years.

The third committee headed by Carolyn White, CAB public relations coordinator, focused on community involvement planning.

It decided the drive-byraking would be held in the afternoon on Nov. 20. And it also decided to take on a December project of adopting a family for Christmas.

After splitting into committees for about 15 minutes, the Board regrouped and discussed what happened in each committee.

Also discussed was how to get students to come to grocery bingo in the Lions Den, Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Board then discussed CAB’s participation in the upcoming Casino Night.

The Board then discussed questions to put on an upcoming survey that it plans to have to gauge what students would like to see on campus.

Afterward, the group discussed the dorm-room makeover that the Board donated as a prize for the Casino Night.

The members also decided on who would go shopping for the month.

The next CAB meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 on the third floor in the Billingsly Student Center.