here aren’t many opportunities for students to swim in the Wade King Student Recreation Center pool or taste an array of baked goods within the facility at 2 a.m. As peculiar as this may sound, it’s actually an AS club event that plans to welcome about 100 late-nighters on Nov. 22.
“[The Club Connect] gives an opportunity for students to connect with each other, within the club itself and with other clubs,” said AS Club Support Staff Giselle Alcantar Soto.
The Club Connect, previously named Club Exchange, will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 in Wade King Rec Center and end at 5:30 a.m. The initial kick-off of the event will be followed by a “bake-off.”
Facilitated by AS Club Coordinator Kasey Koenig, the bake-off allows clubs to bring baked goods for all to taste. The club with the most succulent baked treat will receive a $100 credit towards their club account. The second place winner will receive $50 for their club.
Victoria Mendoza, Co-Chair of Latino Student Union, is hoping to win first place for her club.
“I will probably be making strawberry almond scones. Last time I made them, they were gone in a second,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza believes this event will be an opportunity for everyone in LSU to collaborate and meet people from other clubs. Following the bake-off, Mendoza and her LSU peers will be able to meet other folks during a large-group icebreaker activity.
After the ice has been broken, the first workshop of the night will help students understand their personality type by assigning it to a color. “True Colors,” will point out the strengths and weaknesses from having that particular personality. Alcantar Soto suggests that by partaking in this activity, students can take away how to balance strengths and weaknesses in group settings.
Once all the workshops are concluded, attendees may use free time to play basketball, swim, make buttons or even play with Play-Doh.
Alcantar Soto said one of the changes the club staff has made to the event, they will be including the AS Outdoor Center’s Challenge Program in the icebreaker sequence.
While this event is targeted towards club members, those who are not in a club are invited to attend with the intentions of learning more about clubs and providing feedback to the Club Hub staff.
Throughout the night, food and beverages will be provided to assist with the all-night event. However, a time slot has been allotted for “sugar boost” at approximately 4 a.m.
Club leaders are encouraged to RSVP on OrgSync to assist the Club Hub with planning out the event. Additional information can be found by visiting the Club Hub in VU 425 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.