Welcome back to campus, Blue Jays. With the first week of classes under your belt, I’m sure you’re all ready to take on a new semester and gear up for some fun activities and events. Yes? No? Maybe? Well, we’ll see. In any case, here is quick preview of just a handful of Spring 2015 highlights at Elizabethtown.
For all you drama enthusiasts, don’t miss out on “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy by Oscar Wilde which begins Feb. 12 in the Tempest Theatre. Anyone who has attended an Etown production knows that there will surely be many laughs in store. If you haven’t yet experienced the wonderful shows our theatre department puts on, now is the time to reserve your tickets and prepare for a delightful performance!
If you are interested in giving back to the community, consider attending the Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip on April 11-12. This will be an opportunity to learn about and interact with local families living in poverty and will take place at The Factory, an organization located in Paradise, Pa. This trip is sponsored by the College’s Center for Civic and Community Engagement and costs $15.
Bowers Writers House is another campus venue that you should consider visiting this spring. If you are at all interested in writing, or would just like general inspiration from talented, published figures, this is a truly incredible resource. The guests at Bowers always have unique insights and advice to share in an intimate, casual environment. There will be several opportunities throughout the semester to attend one of these events, so visit the Bowers calendar online to scope out at least one that catches your interest.
If you are looking to go above and beyond with your academic and creative pursuits, think about participating in this year’s Scholarship and Creative Arts Days (SCAD), which will take place April 20-22. This is an excellent resume-booster and provides plenty of networking opportunities, but it’s also a great way to set personal goals and push yourself to new horizons. The beauty of this event is that it brings together students of varied fields and disciplines and celebrates their hard work and accomplishments. Even if you don’t participate directly, you should certainly consider attending some of the presentations and supporting your classmates. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the SCAD web page.
The spring semester is the perfect time to try something new. Some of us probably made New Year’s resolutions to branch out and explore what Etown has to offer, and it would be a mistake to let all the special opportunities go to waste. Carpe Diem!