Settle into the spring semester at Welcome Back Week events

Friday January 17, 2020Marketing and Communications staff
bingo card and student cheering

A varied mix of Welcome Back Week activities, from karaoke to “how-did-he-do-that” mind-reading to bingo, await students upon their return to campus for the spring semester.

Paint Night, in which students will be guided in creating the same painting, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

“Bring your creativity and join in on the fun. Our guest artist will lead the class, and you leave with your very own masterpiece,” said Rachel Martin, assistant director of Campus Life. “It’s kind of a step-by-step guide,” she added, “so no experience is required.”

All materials will be provided. Paint Night is limited to 100 students. A macaroni and cheese bar will be provided.

Karaoke Night will be staged on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. on the Tim Hortons’ stage in the Williams Center. Light refreshments will be offered.

Robert Channing, touted as the world’s foremost mind reader, will return to Fredonia to dazzle and entertain students with his ESP/mentalist abilities on Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

“Blindfolded, he can describe things that people are doing or holding; he makes predictions and visions,” Ms. Martin said. “We bring him back to campus often because he is such a big hit.” Mr. Channing has performed at Fredonia 12 times, including last January, as well as at 24 other SUNY campuses. Tickets are not required for his show.

“You won't want to miss out on this mind-blowing show,” Martin said.  “How does he do it? See for yourself!”

Bingo, Spectrum's most popular event of the week that feature big prizes and Spectrum style, will be played on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Casino Night, hosted by Weekend Hang Out Activities (WHOA), caps the week on Saturday, Jan. 25, with blackjack, roulette, poker, the money wheel and other popular games. Students can win big prizes.

“You won't want to miss out on this one! All of your favorite casino games in one room,” Martin said.

Welcome Week activities are free and open to all students and are hosted by Spectrum Entertainment and sponsored by the Student Association.

Looking ahead, Activities Night will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Students will have an opportunity to see all of the clubs the campus recognizes and also meet employers who are looking to meet students regarding employment opportunities, as part of the Career Development Office's Network on the Go series.

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