CAT calendar: 2013 spring semester preview

By Brittany Muldoon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2013
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Are you excited for the spring semester? Well, so are the members of the Campus Activities Team. Spring semester is bound to be full of fun: new classes, fresh faces, and, of course, the abundance of events that CAT has put together for students to enjoy throughout the semester. Whether you’re looking for entertainment on or off campus, CAT has something planned for you.

Last semester, the Campus Activities Team organized a variety of events, including Halloweenfest, an off-campus bowling trip, photos with Santa, and even a trip to the Dixie Classic Fair.

Members of CAT have looked at student suggestions from last semester and implemented them into their event calendar for the spring. Already this semester CAT organized a trip to an outdoor ice skating rink, an arcade tournament in the University Center, and a Welcome Back Carnival complete with an inflatable obstacle course and a mechanical bull.

Students seemed to greatly enjoy the Welcome Back Carnival, which took place in the Slane Student Center. Freshman Lilly Chalfant, who rode the mechanical bull at the carnival, said, “It was so much fun! I had never done it before so I’m glad High Point gave me the chance. I fell, but it was all in good fun.”

CAT will continue to host the weekly Wednesday Night Live entertainment throughout the semester. As for upcoming events later in the spring, they have a variety of exciting activities planned.

In addition, members of CAT are already preparing for some of their larger events such as the “Skyfall”-themed Monte Carlo Night. Monte Carlo Night, hosted by CAT along with the Inter-Residence Council, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Greek Conference Center at 10 p.m. and will include food, dancing, and games.

“I’m most excited for Monte Carlo Night because it’s bringing CAT and the Inter-Residence Council together and because we’ve never done anything like it on campus,” said Mayeesa Mitchell, Recruitment and Feedback Chair for CAT.

CAT has also arranged other activities both on and off-campus. Their speed-dating event is coming up in early February and they will also be signing people up for a rollerblading trip sometime in the near future. A mentalist will be visiting campus this semesters as well.

Cassidy Cloyed, Coordinator of Student Programming and faculty advisor for CAT, said she is most excited about the comedic acts that will be visiting campus courtesy of CAT this semester.

“Students have been asking for more comedians to come to campus,” Cloyed said. She is pleased that CAT was able to put student suggestions to good use.

In fact, CAT has arranged for stand-up comedian Rory Scovel, who has appeared on Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon according to roryscovel.com, to perform here at High Point University later in the semester.

To stay up-to-date with the other exciting activities CAT has in store for the rest of the spring semester, “like” the Campus Activities Team page on Facebook and pick up a Student Engagement Calendar from the Campus Concierge desk.

Cloyed also encourages students to come to CAT meetings, which take place at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Qubein School of Communication screening room. She said it is a great way to have a say in the events CAT plans and it is never too late to get involved.