Christiansen leaving Southern for job nearer her family

Andrea Steere

During Wednesday’s Campus Activities Board meeting, Tori Christiansen, director of student activities, announced that she would be leaving Missouri Southern.

“Next Friday will be my last day at Southern. Having a child really rocks your world,” Christiansen said. “I’m moving home. I’m from Oklahoma and I’m moving back to be with family. I just had my son in December and I’m going home so my whole family can enjoy him.”

Christiansen will be moving to Edmond, Okla., to take a position as the coordinator of first year experience programs at the University of Central Oklahoma.

“I’m happy I’m not having to step backwards in my career,” Christiansen said. “I’ve enjoyed my time here at Southern. My leaving is bittersweet. It’s not due to unhappiness; it’s due to life. “

In other news, CAB’s first movie, The Proposal, was rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 24 due to projector and sound issues.

CAB also went over its plans for Homecoming week.

The first Homecoming event will be Sept. 21. Royalty voting will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the CAB office.

On Sept. 22 there will be “funny tees and pics,” or caricatures, in the Lions’ Den from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Sept. 23, a punt, pass, kick competition will be held on the Oval from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event Thursday, Sept. 24 is the “Money Tree Game Show” in Phelps Theater at 7 p.m. There will be cash prizes. There will also be a Quarterback Challenge on the Oval from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25 will host the all campus picnic in the Oval from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a bonfire and fireworks display at 8 p.m. at the north end of Fred G. Hughes football stadium.

The homecoming parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The tailgate party will begin 12:30 p.m. and the game begins at 2 p.m.