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Westminster Campus Activities Board Strives for More Student Interaction on Campus

A collage of students at various CAB events throughout the semester. PHOTO COURTESY OF TENZIN TSUENDUE.

BY DYLAN OKENFUSS 
STAFF WRITER

The Westminster College Campus Activities Board (CAB) has had difficulties in attracting students to attend events, so this semester the group made an effort to be more proactive in getting students involved.  

CAB has increased its presence on social media platforms such as Facebook and has encouraged students to pitch their own ideas. CAB president Lydia Creech, ’19, stated that they have handed out surveys at their events in order to gauge interest in potential future events. This tactic appears to have been effective. Creech stated, “We’ve gotten a lot of feedback in relation to how our current events are going and what kinds of events we can have in the future.”  

“I want everyone to know that we take every criticism seriously.”  –Lydia Creech, ’19, CAB president.  

The surveys collected at every event are reviewed during CAB’s weekly meeting. “I want everyone to know that we take every criticism seriously,” said Creech.  

In addition to being more active on social media and listening to feedback from the student body, CAB has also marketed their events in JCI and have posted flyers around campus. By advertising in various places and formats, CAB is hoping to attract different crowds of people.  

“I always encourage my chairs by letting them know that if one person comes to an event and has a good time, then it was a successful event,” Creech explained. “We are going to try and provide events that a wide variety of people can go to throughout the year and say that they had fun at an event.”  

More students participating in these events will lead to new relationships being formed within the student body and a healthier environment on campus, Creech said: “We hope that if people are enjoying events and having a good time creating relationships with people and memories at Westminster, then they will want to stay and bring their friends, too.”  

“I always encourage my chairs by letting them know that if one person comes to an event and has a good time, then it was a successful event.”  –Lydia Creech, ’19

Emily Nordsieck, CAB’s creative publicity chair and special events chair, said that her favorite part of the increased student engagement is having the opportunity to get a chance to see and interact with people that she otherwise wouldn’t have. 

Notable events that CAB has orchestrated this semester include archery tag, a mystery bus trip, Tattoo Tuesday, comedy nights, a performance by hypnotist David Hall, and the leadership awards. 

Students who feel that they can contribute to the student life or campus environment at Westminster can pitch ideas to Lydia Creech by email  at LCreech.19@westminster-mo.edu. 

Students can also like the CAB on Facebook by searching Westminster CAB, following the CAB on twitter (@WestMOCAB), or following on Instagram @ westmocab.

Allison Frisella, ’19, and Tenzin Tsuendue, ’19, contributed to the reporting of this story.

African Formal Celebrates the ‘Essentials of Africa’

PHOTO COURTESY OF TENZIN TSUNDUE.

BY CHELSEA SHARP
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

This year’s African Formal’s theme was “Made in Africa.” The event took place last Saturday at 6 p.m in Backer Dining Hall. The two previous African Formals before had the theme of bringing all students together and sharing their cultures. However, according to African Union Organization President David Immanuel, ’17, whose group sponsored the event, “It was time that we showed the essentials of Africa”

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Students Present Research Projects at Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Students observe poster presentations in the Coulter Science Center Atrium. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum is a yearly event highlighting undergraduate student achievement at Westminster, Westminster’s website says. Featuring presentations by more than 150 students representing nearly every department on campus, the forum allows faculty, staff, alumni and trustees to recognize the scholarship taking place at Westminster and celebrate the students’ work.
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Westminster Hosts Missouri State Science Olympiad for Third Consecutive Year

Participants and families gathered in Champ Auditorium for the awards portion of the competition. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY THERASIA BRAUTIGAM 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Westminster hosted the Missouri State Science Olympiad Tournament for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 8. The tournament allows middle and high school students from across Missouri to compete in various science-based events.

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Remley REST Center Hosts Best-Attended Women’s Conference to Date

Students, faculty and staff members applaud the “Your Story Matters” video. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Presentations on ethical porn, “The Vaginal Monologues,” female composers in the Baroque Era and many other topics took place at the Remley Women’s Conference last Thursday in Mueller Student Center.

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Students Hypnotized at Late-Night CAB Event

PHOTO BY KAELY FITTERLING.

BY KAELY FITTERLING  
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Hypnotist David Hall entranced students in front of a large audience inside Coulter Science Center Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 30. The event was hosted by the college’s Campus Activities Board and was one of its most successful of the semester. According to CAB Late-Night Event Chair Kolbi McNutt, ’19, about 150 people attended the show.

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Churchill Lecturer Celebrates Churchill and FDR, Critiques Trump

After being inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College, Meacham delivers the 2017 Kemper Lecture. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY DAVID IMMANUEL  
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jon Meacham paid a visit to Westminster College on Saturday as the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecturer and delivered a talk entitled, “The Relevance of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.”

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