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Plans made to meet Wabash, Navy men

Nikki Taylor | Monday, September 14, 2009

Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed planning events for the College community to meet new faces – including events with the men of Wabash College and the Naval Academy – at their meeting Monday night.

An SGA sponsored bus trip to Wabash College on Sept. 26 is in the works, student body president Jenny Hoffman said. Saint Mary’s students would be offered a chance to go to the men’s college in Crawfordsville, Ind.

The day would start with community service with Wabash students. Saint Mary’s students would then have the chance to attend the Wabash homecoming football game and post-game cookout, Hoffman said.

That evening there is a Ben Folds concert open to students, and the only cost to students would be the $20 admission to the concert, Hoffman said.

The event would run similarly to the Chicago bus trips SGA frequently sponsors.

“I think this is one of the more fun events that SGA is doing this year,” Hoffman said.

Still in the planning stages is an SGA sponsored semi-formal dance with the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy. The Junior Class board had previously sponsored a dance with the Midshipmen until around 2003. SGA was approached by the Naval Academy to rekindle this tradition, student body vice president Megan Griffin said.

The dance would take place after the Notre Dame football game against the Naval Academy Nov. 7. Venue and ticket prices were among the issues the board was still deliberated.

“We’re bringing back a longstanding Saint Mary’s tradition,” junior class president and co-coordinator of the event Meghan Helmle said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to say the least.”