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Sileo congratulates RPI Ambulance on 30 year anniversary

President of the Union welcomes families and students to Family Weekend events

Hello, RPI! I hope that you have all enjoyed your three-day weekend. Whether you took the opportunity to go home this weekend or you stayed here, the fall weather was perfect for any activity. ECAV After Dark held a great event on Friday night at the East Campus Athletic Village, following a very exciting women’s hockey game. As mentioned in earlier articles, this was a specially themed night centered around zombies! The food at ECAV included graveyard pudding and eyeball cupcakes, but that was only the beginning. The Rensselaer Union Speakers forum, in order to prepare for Max Brooks’s appearance on campus later this week, helped to provide special entertainment for the evening. At ECAV, students had the rare opportunity to have a professional makeup artist turn them into a zombie! I was able to get my own makeup done, which was great. There were people with bullet holes and eaten faces, as well as maggots and zombie bites! If you weren’t able to make it, you should check out the Rensselaer Union’s Facebook page for some fun pictures from the night. Again, I encourage you all to purchase tickets to see Max Brooks’s show. He will be here this Thursday in Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, and all you have to do is pick up tickets in the Union for free! I look forward to seeing you there.

In other Union news, RPI Ambulance is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year, which is not only impressive for any ambulance service, but even more so for one run by students. These students volunteer their time to provide medical services to the RPI campus and have loyally done so for thirty years. Congratulations, RPI Ambulance!

This upcoming weekend is Parent’s Weekend, when many of our parents who have supported us throughout the years will come to visit their long lost children, many of whom they haven’t seen since dropping them off in late August. There are plenty of fun events planned for this weekend, so make sure that you get a chance to attend some. Starting on Friday, almost every organization on campus will be holding some event, from an open house with the Center for Career and Professional Development to the Chapel + Cultural Center hosting an exhibit titled “Three Dimensions, A Collaboration in Pottery, Bronze and Mixed Media.” There will also be a men’s soccer game this weekend, as well as a home men’s hockey game. Circle K will be hosting their annual haunted house, and the RPI Players will be putting on their Family Weekend Show Shut and Bar the Door. On Sunday, to end Family Weekend, President Shirley Ann Jackson will be speaking at the Grand Marshal/President of the Union Brunch. This is only the tip of the iceberg, so make sure to check out all of the events being hosted this weekend by visiting RPI’s site for Family Weekend, http://se.rpi.edu/familyweekend/events/.

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 pu@rpi.edu. Enjoy the rest of the short week, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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