CAB has new ideas for upcoming year

Campus Activities Board is a student organization that allows UMHB students the chance to help plan activities for the students. From huge events to passing out small gifts for students, CAB plans it all.

“Every campus activity meeting is set up similarly. We asses the events that we had the week prior and then we plan for upcoming stuff,”Assistant Director of Campus Activities Jeff Sutton said.

During the first week of classes, the student organization spent a lot of time talking about a leadership conference they attended that helped the organization come up with event ideas for the rest of the year.

“Now we are taking all of the information we gained at the conference and actually calendaring out events and letting students sign up to lead those events and plan all the details of those,” Sutton said.

He also said its main goal is to be an outlet for students to have some social experiences.

“We want to create community on campus while equipping students to lead and learn,” he said.

The assistant director said CAB’s meetings are definitely different than most.

“We have a structure but the structure submits to the people. Our meetings are always 30 minutes and after we discuss our previous week’s event and figure out our next event, we break up into smaller groups to get work done,” Sutton said.

CAB has already begun planning and executing future events that will happen throughout the year.

“This semester alone we are working on some new events that we have never had on campus before. We are participating in Preview Weekend, October Hump Day Giveaway which is a pumpkin spice giveaway, National Night Out, study break, Christmas events, passing out bubble wrap to help relieve stress, Disney Trivia Night, and many, many more,” Sutton said.

While CAB gives students the opportunity to experience many things, Sutton believes there is a bigger impact.

“The best thing you can get out of CAB are relationships. It’s a great way to meet new people and serve. You take things you are learning in a classroom and put it into real life experience,” Sutton said

If students are still interested in joining CAB, the meetings are every Monday at 9 p.m. in the creative thinking space on the second floor of Maybee.

“The great thing about it is that we have an open enrollment which means that anyone and everyone can join at anytime,” said Jeff Sutton.

Author: Geri Wissink

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