November 2, 2012 by Sarah Hanson
Halloween has just passed on campus, so now everyone's excitedly counting down to their Thanksgiving dinner back home. Even so, there's still much more to do on campus until Thanksgiving break! I personally have a lot of events to attend thanks to the extracurricular activities and clubs I'm involved in.
It's so easy to get involved at NU, because we have more than 100 clubs to participate in. I thought I'd take the time to explain to you some of the activities I'm involved in on campus.
Niagara University Future Teachers Association is a club open to all students in the College of Education. We have many social and professional activities to participate in, such as workshops regarding teaching strategies and enhancing our resumes with opportunities. It's fun to attend meetings with all of my education major friends and exchange ideas and experiences during club meetings.
EAGLE leadership is a club on campus devoted to enhancing the leadership skills of every student who participates. Ideally students are a part of the program for all four years to achieve all four certificates. There are a series of one-hour workshops to attend throughout the year, centering around specific skills to cultivate to help others in society. Luckily, for students like me that have class during the time of the meeting, students also have the opportunity to complete online assignments and watch videos of the lectures. There are also many community service challenges to take part in.
The Niagara University Community Action Program is a club devoted to community service. Students are allowed to volunteer to work with the poor, disabled, elderly, youth and sick. One of my favorite events I took part in was the Buddy Walk during the Peach Festival in Lewiston. It's so nice to be able to pick community service opportunities that fit into my schedule, and just have fun doing volunteer work with my friends. Some events that we're really looking forward to is a visit to the ASPCA and the one-day gingerbread house making program on campus.
The N-ZONE is the official Niagara University school spirit club for students. For just $10, we get the exclusive membership to sit in the designated N-ZONE section, the N-ZONE t-shirt and free tickets to games on campus. I love going to hockey games with my friends and cheering our team on to victory!
The Niagara Index is our student-produced newspaper on campus. We meet and discuss ideas on events to write about happening on campus. There's no better feeling than seeing your byline printed in the school paper! It's such a great opportunity to be published and have your work read by other students.
Those are just a few of the major activities I'm involved in on campus! Of course, there's many other events always happening around campus, such as Late Nite and other activities sponsored by the Campus Programming Board. The good thing to remember is to get involved in things you love to do, but don't overcommit yourself. You can't give clubs your all if you're always focused on getting responsibilities completed for another club.
Type to you soon! :)