Campus celebrates the “Final Stretch”
By Melissa Rodriguez
Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26, UW-Parkside is a-buzz with a week of fun-filled events for students. Prior to the final stretch of spring semester, Student Activities, along with the Parkside Activities Boards, Parkside Asian Organization, and the Chaos Dance Crew will be hosting several free activities.
Monday, April 22, starting at 10 a.m., visit the Health and Wellness Fair as a part of the Ranger Wellness program. The fair will have free health assessments to check blood pressure, body composition, and health risk evaluations. It will also include a scavenger hunt with prizes and free giveaways. That evening, come to the Student Center Ballroom for a hair fashion show extravaganza hosted by the Parkside Activities Board. Beginning at 7 p.m., this show features stylists from all around the area with student participants showing off different and unique hairstyles. The event includes comedian emcee D-Rock and a DJ who will be spinning the tunes.
Tuesday come to the Student Center Cinema at 7 p.m. to see if you are "under the influence." Hypnotist Chris Jones pays a visit to campus for this event to perform his hypnotist show for students. The first 25 students to this event will receive a free t-shirt. Stick around afterwards to catch PAB's premiere movie of "Django Unchained" at 9 p.m.
Wednesday features the Last Lecture series where German Professor Christoph Siegried, chosen by student votes, will give his theoretical "last lecture" in the Student Center Cinema at 7 p.m. Join Student Activities in The Den right after for a hot wing eating contest at 9 p.m. where students will compete to be the best and fastest wing eater on campus. There will be wing sauce; there will be prizes!
Thursday is the annual Student Leadership and Recognition Banquet hosted by Student Activities. This event requires tickets that must be purchased in the Student Activities offices by Monday, April 22, at $15 each. All are welcome to this annual event that recognizes outstanding leadership skills in UW-Parkside's students. The banquet starts at 5 p.m. in the University Ballroom.
Following this event will be the Night of Chaos Rave, a dance event hosted by the Chaos Dance Team who will put on a performance for students which will be followed by music. This event starts at 10 p.m. in the Sports and Activity Center's Petretti Fieldhouse.
Friday ends Final Stretch Week with a fashion show and silent service auction sponsored by Parkside Asian Organization. The "Sass It UP Extravaganza" will feature Asian cultures through fashion. This event also features food, live entertainment, dance, music, and a silent service auction. Located in The Den, this show begins at 6 p.m. All donations for this event go toward the Women & Children's Horizon's.For more information on Final Stretch events, contact Student Activities or click on the UW-Parkside web calendar for all events on campus.