Get Ready, Campers– Fall Fest is Almost Here! SGA Highlights

Some exciting events are coming up on campus! The Quad City Campus Student Government Association met last Wednesday, October 11 to discuss some of the activities that are in the works.


The SGA will be helping out with the Veteran Relief Boxes project, sponsored by the Military Students and Veterans Club (MSVC). For this project, bins will be set out and various items will be collected to send in boxes to troops serving overseas. They will be sending boxes to local troops this year, as the Iowa Army Reserves was deployed. 


In the past, SGA paid for the postage to ship the boxes. However, this year the postage money was donated. The SGA plans to help promote this event by putting out posters and making sure the campus is informed about this project. The SGA will also help set up the packaging event, with the date and time to be announced.


Additionally, as Fall Fest approaches, SGA is planning a whole line-up of fun activities for students to enjoy at the beloved annual event. This year’s Fall Fest is camping themed and will be on Tuesday, October 24 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m..


Free food (Chick-fil-A) will be provided at Fall Fest. Activities that have been confirmed include T-shirt decorating, pumpkin painting, a caricature artist, a photo booth, and a Fear Factor Challenge. Immediately after Fall Fest, there will be a scary movie showing from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., sponsored by the Double Feature Film Club. SGA is working to finalize promotional videos for Fall Fest with a camping theme. Videos will also be displayed at the event. All activities are free!


Certain clubs, organizations, and departments will have tables set up at Fall Fest for students to learn more about opportunities on campus.


In other news, SGA is in the process of creating an Instagram page and SnapChat. Also, the SGA Mascot is officially Melvin, an adorable baby cactus (photo to come!).

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