Big Turnout For SBU Involvement Fair

Every semester, Stony Brook University hosts four Involvement Fairs, where students have the opportunity to check out various clubs available on campus.  Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, was the first involvement fair held during the month of February.

Both the A and B ballrooms in the Student Activities Center were packed with students searching for new clubs to join and people to meet during campus lifetime.

The SAC ballroom filled with students during the Involvement Fair. Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio
The SAC ballroom filled with students during the Involvement Fair.
Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio

Matthew Choi, a freshman studying biology, is a member of Stony Brook University’s Bboy club, a club for those interested in breakdancing.

Matthew Choi breakdancing in the middle of the involvement fair.  Screen grabbed by: Abby Del Vecchio
Matthew Choi breakdancing in the middle of the involvement fair.
Screen grabbed by: Abby Del Vecchio

The all-female a cappella group, the Pipettes, had a table at the involvement fair, hoping to get interested women to sign up for an audition.  “No show tunes, please,” their flyer reads.

The Stony Brook Pipettes pose for a picture during the Involvement Fair.  Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio
The Stony Brook Pipettes pose for a picture during the Involvement Fair.
Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio

Next to the Pipettes, members of Taiko Tides, a traditional Japanese drumming club, banged away on drums.

Senior, Luis Mesa , an Asian American studies major, playing the drums for the Taiko Tides club. Screen grabbed by: Abby Del Vecchio
Senior, Luis Mesa , an Asian American studies major, playing the drums for the Taiko Tides club.
Screen grabbed by: Abby Del Vecchio

Matt Marciano, a 21-year-old senior studying business and applied mathematics and Jorge Bonilla, 21, a sophomore engineering student, walked around the ballroom handing out flyers for the Commuter Assistant Program. The association is student-run dedicated to making Stony Brook a more commuter-friendly school by hosting events throughout each semester.

“You’re a commuter?” Bonilla asked.  “Well don’t you want to help another commuter not feel as lost as you did when you first got to Stony Brook?”

Matt Marciano and Jorge Bonilla, trying to recruit for the Commuter Assistant Program.  Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio
Matt Marciano and Jorge Bonilla, trying to recruit for the Commuter Assistant Program.
Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio

Senior and double major in psychology and sociology, Shadae Williams, 21, and junior, Charisma Ward Spivey, 20, a women and gender studies and sociology double major, posed with Wolfie between interested students at the Educational Opportunity Program table.

Shader Williams and Charisma Ward Spivey pose with Wolfie at the EOP table. Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio
Shadae Williams and Charisma Ward Spivey pose with Wolfie at the EOP table.
Photo by: Abby Del Vecchio

“We are the voice for the EOP students,” Spivey said.  “We hold different programs throughout the year for regular students as well.  Later in the semester we’re going to hold a program for students to express their frustrations with Stony Brook.  We want to know how to fix the problems.”

With approximetly 74 clubs and organizations at the involvement fair and three more coming, Stony Brook students are bound to find a club that is right for them.

 

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