STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPECIALISTS PROGRAM

A brand new program was implemented in The Office of Student Activities and Involvement at CMU last fall called Student Organization Specialists (SOS). This program helps define and achieve success for registered student organizations (RSOs) by providing support through workshops, advising, and consultation. SOS develops facilitation guides and conducts research on best practices in order... Continue Reading →

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SIBLINGS WEEKEND

Similar to Up All Night, CMU also has a tradition called Siblings Weekend where students are encouraged to bring their siblings for a weekend in the spring and enjoy all kinds of entertainment and fun spread all throughout campus. This event is so unique because it brings a younger population to the college environment while... Continue Reading →

UP ALL NIGHT 2019

For the past three years I’ve been involved with an annual event here at CMU called Up All Night (UAN). This event is a tradition and just celebrated its 11th year on March, 15th 2019. The purpose is to provide CMU students with a night of safe fun including entertainment, prizes, food, giveaways, crafts, games,... Continue Reading →

PROGRAM BOARD PT. 2

Last year as a freshman I got involved with this organization early on and fell in love with it. Read last year's blog here. I grew very close to the executive board and members so quickly I really felt like I found my place on campus. In my first year I volunteered at several events... Continue Reading →

AREP

As a sophomore this was my second year being a part of the Association of Recreation and Event Professionals (AREP). This organization was developed for students majoring in Recreation and Event Management and was designed to provide its members the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the recreation and event management industry. These past two years... Continue Reading →

COMMUNICATING AS LEADERS

Another requirement for the Leader Advancement Scholar and Leadership minor is COM 461L Communication in Leadership. Similar to LDR 200 this course was about theories and concepts centered around how leaders communicate to become more effective. I felt this course was the most beneficial so far in my Leadership minor coursework and LAS protocol. Walking away... Continue Reading →

SOC 221 REFLECTION

Another requirement for my Leader Advancement Scholarship and Leadership minor is SOC 221 Social Problems. I've taken a couple sociology courses in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed them, so I was really looking forward to diving into this class. The professor of the course had a few learning outcomes she wanted us to gain... Continue Reading →

KIDS HOPE

Every December the Mt. Pleasant Community Church hosts a Christmas party for local children. As part of the church's outreach to the community, they partner with a ministry called Kids Hope USA that was created to help support children in the public schools. Following interview and training, mentors are partnered with one child and together they... Continue Reading →

I’M A MENTOR?

Wow. Is it really my turn to be a mentor?? In LAS, we value relationships. We know that it’s essential to have strong connections with one another to learn and grow as young individuals, especially when you’re a freshman like me. Every year, the current freshman LAS cohort gets to take one (or more –... Continue Reading →

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