Board takes breather after full week of activities, guest lectures

David Haut

After a week of space talk, ghost talk and funny talk, the Campus Activities Board met for a short meeting on Oct. 27.

Six students were in attendance for the meeting where they discussed the success of their three main events of the semester: Astronaut Janet Kavandi, ghost hunter John Zaffis and comedian Tammy Pescatilli.

Julie Blackford, director of student activities, said she plans on working next week on events for the spring semester.

Some CAB members spent time cleaning out pumpkins for Friday’s pumpkin carving event. Carving will begin at 9 a.m. in the Billingsly Student Center. A costume contest will also take place at noon in the BSC.

In the works is a photo scavenger hunt, which boasts a first place prize of a $50 gift certificate to Applebee’s, four movie passes and a snack basket.

Other prizes include gift certificates to IHOP and Dioko Coffee Co.

On Nov. 17, CAB is sponsoring a $1 burger day in which students can get a burger, chips and a drink for a dollar. Proceeds will be added to the $800 in donations collected during Pescatelli’s performance. The proceeds will then go to the United Way.

CAB and Zimmer Radio are still sponsoring a cash giveaway during every Missouri Southern home football and basketball game. Currently, no one has been on hand to claim the pot. A pot of $600 is up for grabs at the Nov. 6 home football game. The game begins at 2 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.

CAB’s members are preparing for the last third of the semester. The major event in the works for the rest of the semester is a karaoke night. The event will depend on whether or not a DJ can be booked. Also being sought is a movie night, but it is again on hold due to scheduling constraints. Grocery bingo and a holiday wrap party are also being scheduled for the current semester.

Anyone with ideas or interest in CAB is invited to attend the weekly meetings at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the student activities office on the second floor the BSC.