CAB discusses officer elections, campus events

Nate Billings

Tables full of students greeted Tori Maloukis at her first Campus Activities Board meeting Aug. 31.

Maloukis, director of student activities, began the meeting with introductions.

“I’m very excited to have this position,” she said.

Students then discussed the possibility of having CAB officers.

The consensus was to have officers to carry out and develop CAB activities.

The officers would consist of a president, vice president, secretary, public relations representative, historian and treasurer.

Nominations for CAB officers will take place at the next meeting, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 14. All students are welcome to come to the meetings.

Elections will then take place in the student activities office Sept. 28.

A group of 18 students gathered in the Student Activities office for the meeting.

The group discussed possible plans for the year.

The members tried to discuss what students liked and disliked in the past years.

“You can’t make everyone happy,” said Terry Levy, senior criminal justice major.

Levy said bigger events have drawn more people to campus.

Free cookies, hot chocolate and goodie-bag give-outs were discussed as smaller ways to bring a feeling of community on campus.

Other ideas included the continuation of the grocery bingo and more debates on campus. Wax hands, concerts, comedians, hypnotists and demonologist John Zaffis were also considered as events to bring more involvement to campus events.

“We’ve got some good ideas,” Maloukis said.

There were also several ideas which stirred the group up.

“I’m willing to try anything within reason at least once,” Maloukis said.

Ideas included were the possibility of having a campus reality TV show. On top of the list was a possible show using the campus television network systems to watch students living outside a grove of trees on the south side of campus.

CAB hopes for more student involvement during the year.

This means the group will plan everything for the spring semester with the students in mind.

“Everything that CAB stands for is student involvement,” Levy said.

The students who attended the meeting thought it went well.

Ben Lambert, junior history, Spanish and pre-law major, said he was impressed with the turnout.

“It’s important to me to see students involved on campus and other organizations involved in CAB,” he said.

Lambert said the larger group should bring more attention to CAB.

“It will be more exciting to work with the new people,” he said.

Maloukis agrees.

“I’m looking forward to a good year,” she said.

Levy said the student involvement looks good in the coming months.

“I hope we can keep it going,” he said. “We’ll be ready for it.”

Student organizations and any student wanting to give input to the group may send an e-mail to [email protected]