Have you ever seen advertising for one of Pierce College’s events and wondered why you should go? It turns out that there are many reasons as to why it would benefit you to go to events.
Free stuff. At most events, Student Programs provides food, whether candy prizes, donuts or full-blown meals. At some events, Student Programs hosts drawings for free stuff like gift cards, coupons and electronics like iPads.
Student Programs stamp cards. Student Programs representatives hand out little stamp cards at events. Every time you go to an event, one of them will stamp your card. After it is filled up, put your name on it and bring it into the Student Programs office. It will be entered into a drawing, and you could win a prize for going to those events.
Culture. By going to events like last year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration or the Mariachi festival, you can learn new, interesting facts about other cultures. You might even discover things about your own background.
Discover new hobbies. Many events introduce new hobbies or activities. How else would you find out you like Tai Chi if you didn’t experience it at the last event?
Meet new people. Events are great place to make new friends. Who knows, you might even meet a prospective love interest at an event. And if you go to events featuring things you are interested in, like art or music, you will meet people there that are interested in the same things you are.
If you are now convinced to attend some Pierce College events, but don’t know when and where they will be, get an event calendar from Student Programs in room C210. Here are some of the upcoming events:
Pie? Oh my! Come to the dining commons for a pumpkin pie-eating contest on Nov. 22 at noon. Sign up in C210.
Pay It Forward. On Nov. 23, take a trip with fellow students to the FISH Food Bank in Graham to organize and distribute food for the holidays. Transportation is provided, and the group will leave at 1 p.m. and return at 4 p.m. Sign up in C210.
Urvasi Dancing. Come and learn a type of Indian dancing at noon on Dec. 1 in the dining commons and multi-purpose room. Sign up in C210.
Cram and Jam. Go to the library or the dining commons from 8 -11 p.m. Dec. 6. Free food, Rock Band and board games will be available if you need a break from studying.
Student Council meetings. These will be at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and at noon Dec. 6 in the MPR.