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Spirit Week concludes with pep rally Friday

Liz Harter | Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) members discussed Hall Spirit Week and the College-hosted Notre Dame-Army pep rally at their meeting Monday.

LeMans Hall kicked off the Spirit Week yesterday morning with free donuts and juice in its main hall, Residence Hall Association president Amy Dardinger said.

Events have been organized by each residence hall to celebrate Spirit Week. The week culminates with Friday’s pep rally, which the College is co-hosting with Notre Dame dorms Sorin, Breen-Philips and Carroll.

“[Student Activities Board] has made tattoos for the pep rally which will be distributed in the dining hall on Thursday night,” Student Activities Board president Claudia Toth said.

Students are asked to meet in front of the Welcome Center at 4:30 p.m. to walk over to the pep rally Friday afternoon, Toth said.

The group also discussed the creation of “to-go mugs,” said Student Services commissioner Kelly Maus, who has been working with Sodexho, the College’s food service provider.

“The mugs have been ordered and they will be on sale [after Thanksgiving break],” Maus said. “We ordered 500 of them and we hope to sell them for eight dollars each.”

The proceeds from the mug sales will benefit the Senior Board’s “12 Days of Christmas” event, which raises money to help local families buys Christmas presents and decorations during the holidays.

In other BOG news:

uThe Student Diversity Board (SDB)-sponsored Hunger Banquet is taking place today on campus, SDB president Angeline Johnson said. Sodexho has pledged to donate the cost of dinner of each student participating to Heifer International, a hunger organization.

uSDB is hosting a semi-formal charity dance Friday featuring international music in the student center lounge, Johnson said. The cost for attending the dance is five dollars.

u20 clubs will host “12 Days of Christmas” events after Thanksgiving break. Ticket booklets to attend these events are being sold in the student center atrium for five dollars through next week.

uA senior cooking class and wine tasting is planned for Nov. 28, senior class president Kathleen Kindt said. Reservations are required due to limited space. The cost is five dollars.