Hello, RPI! I hope that you have all managed to survive that first round of tests or the first large assignments due in your classes. I also hope that you were successful at the career fair, and that many of you are well on your way to receiving job offers from some of the many great companies that attended. Both NSBE and SHPE did a great job planning and executing the career fair this year; there were a variety of great companies on both days giving many of us exclusive opportunities at the companies of our dreams. Make sure that you reach out to those in both organizations to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work.
We have many clubs and organizations that provide various services to RPI’s community, and many times we forget to say thank you. This weekend, the Executive Board took a “field trip” to some of the organizations on campus which are housed in buildings funded by your activity fee. The intent of the tour was to enhance the Board’s understanding of the equipment we fund for these groups so that we can better understand how to spend students’ money. The Executive Board took a great trip to visit RPI Players, WRPI, RMA in the J-Building, RPI Ambulance, and W2SZ. So, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to each of these groups for spending some valuable weekend time with the Executive Board. Every one of these groups was a gracious host and it was great to see their love and passion for their respective activities.
This past weekend was also the beginning of a series of events leading up to Max Brooks coming to RPI on October 17. UPAC Cinema played the movie World War Z based on Max Brooks’s novel to set the stage for his upcoming arrival. Also included in the series is ZCAV After Dark, which will include a giant game of humans vs. zombies, make-up artists to help students to properly play the part, photo booths prepared in a zombie theme, and the classic zombie film Night of the Living Dead on the big screen. Make sure that you come out for this very exciting, zombie-filled weekend! Also, if you are interested in tickets for Max Brooks’s show they are now available in the Union for free with an RPI ID! They are also available for pickup at the box office in EMPAC. I look forward to seeing you all at these events fully prepared for our “zombie apocalypse”!
Lastly, at the Executive Board meeting this week, the RPI Student Veterans Association was officially recognized by the Union. This group has been around for at least two years but is now officially recognized and supported by the Union. Their purpose is to advocate for student veterans and to assist them and their spouses with the transition from military to civilian lifestyles. They are a very active and engaged group, and if you are interested in being involved in any capacity please contact their president at email@example.com.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to see your organization featured in my weekly article, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the rest of the week!