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Group offers weekend activities

Jillian Barwick | Monday, October 8, 2012

Saint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB) has begun offering weekend programming this semester in an effort to expand students’ social and entertainment options on campus, SAB president Liz Kraig said.

“SAB has always discussed different weekend options throughout the year,” she said. “This fall we decided to finally make those ideas a reality. SAB wants Saint Mary’s students to have alternative options for weekend activities on campus.”

SAB traditional co-chair Liz Robbins said the group did not want the College’s students to have to rely on Notre Dame for weekend activities.

“We want to provide the students with an option [for programming] here instead of always having to travel to Notre Dame’s campus,” she said. “We want the students to feel like SMC is alive and active on weekends.”

So far, SAB has hosted a bow-making event, a showing of “Snow White and the Hunstman” and “Sundaes on Sunday.” Kraig said she was pleased with the turnout at the events.

“We have had an extremely successful outcome thus far,” Kraig said. “SAB has some great weekend programming events for the rest of the semester, so students should be on the lookout.”

SAB weekend and weekday programming will resume shortly after fall break, Kraig said.

“Oct. 28 is ‘Belle-a-Boo!’ This day of Halloween fun will include pumpkin painting, a 1920s Murder Mystery Dinner and a showing of the ‘Halloweentown’ Trilogy,” she said. “All of the events will take place in the Student Center.”

SAB will also host a ‘Twilight’ Baby Shower on Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Spes Unica Hall in celebration of the release of the final installment of the series, she said. As the film centers around the arrival of the main characters’ baby, the group will use the opportunity to benefit a charitable cause.

“We will be celebrating Renesmee’s arrival with fun snacks, games and ‘Twilight’ give-a-ways. We will also be having a children’s toy and women’s needs drive leading up to the baby shower,” she said. “All items will be donated to local women’s shelters.”

The group’s annual Winter Wonderland event will be Dec. 1. SAB is partnering with other clubs and organizations at the College, the South Bend School Corp., Notre Dame, Holy Cross, IUSB and Ivy Tech for the event, Kraig said.

“The Winter Wonderland event is a fun-filled day of Christmas activities,” she said. “All events will be held in the Student Center on the Saint Mary’s College campus and are free for South Bend students and their families.”