For many of us, the beginning of the Fall semester can be seen as a time of readjustment. We’re taking time to understand new living situations, new classes and new social circles. Oftentimes, when we finally feel ready to get involved, the task of joining a new club or group so late in the semester can simply seem too daunting. This is why the Spring semester is a great opportunity to branch out and explore new opportunities Let us look through just a few of the clubs and groups that students can get involved with next semester.
Gender Equality Club
Gender Equality Club is a campus organization dedicated to creating a forum where students can speak openly about topics pertaining to how our campuses, workplaces and media handle gender issues. All students are encouraged to attend, no matter how they feel about the subject matter. Leader Mady Martin says that she would “love to see you and hear your thoughts about how we can make a positive impact on our community.” Meeting times alternate every week between Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on the second floor of the library and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Flinner room.
Enactus is a business organization whose mission, according to the organization’s website, is to use “the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world”. Although the club focuses on serving the community through business, students of any major are encouraged to join. This year, Enactus is helping students who are graduating from Southern Africa Nazarene University to become self-sustained. The club meets on Sunday night at 9 p.m. in Royce Brown room 135.
Micah Nation is a new organization, but it has already attracted the attention of several students around campus. The club aims to be an outlet for students who are seeking ways to live out their faith. It’s name, Micah Nation, comes from the biblical prophet who denounced the culture around him for placing their faith in idols instead of in God.
“We want our faith to be more than going to church on Sundays and Wednesdays” said member Joseph Blissett. Currently, the organization has no set meeting times. Interested students can find out more information by contacting Joseph Blissett or Professor Doug Forsberg.
The Arrow and The Echo are SNU’s yearbook and student newspaper, respectively. Both organizations are constantly seeking new members to record SNU’s history in creative ways. With The Arrow, students have the opportunity to photograph, design or write copy for a project that students will always look back on. The Echo is looking for students who wish to write articles and create video stories to record the events and culture surrounding Southern Nazarene University. Neither club requires any previous experience, meaning any student can start having an impact on their school’s history as soon as next week. For more information about meeting times and contributing, contact Laura Quevedo (Arrow) or Grace Williams (Echo).
Find out more by attending the Next Step fair on January, 28th from 11am-1pm in the commons.
[author image=”http://i1.wp.com/echo.snu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mike.jpg?resize=287%2C300″ ]Mike Vierow, Video Story Producer
Mike Vierow is a sophomore studying Mass Communication. He previously worked as the Graphic Design Intern at Golden Bell Camp & Conference Center.[/author]