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Hey RPI!

I hope that everyone has been enjoying their first week back from summer break. The next few weeks may bring more classes and your first homework assignments, but it also brings a lot of exciting things to the Rensselaer Union when you need a break from your studies.

This Thursday, August 28 from 6:30–8:30 pm is the Annual Rensselaer Union Activities Fair, held in the Armory. Whether you are a freshmen and this is your first exposure to Rensselaer Union clubs, or a senior looking for a new activity to fill your newfound spare time, make sure to stop by. This is the best way to see the 200 plus clubs here on campus. Don’t be afraid to try something new!

If you are looking to get moving with friends and add a little fitness to your life, be sure to check out all the activities being put on through the Mueller Center. Fall 2014 Registration just opened for all fitness classes, so be sure to sign up early to get a spot in your favorite class! For those of you who are looking to join an intramural team, registration is open for intramural kickball, outdoor soccer, touch football, and ultimate frisbee until September 12. Registration for 3v3 basketball, dodgeball, table tennis, volleyball, and walleyball will be open until October 10, and you will definitely see me out on the basketball court! You can sign up through the Rensselaer Union website or stop by the Mueller center and fill out the paperwork by hand.

Upperclassmen and graduate students, be sure to check out the Clubhouse Pub this semester, open 4 pm–midnight and located on the third floor of the Union. Tuesdays are Trivia Nights, Wednesdays are Mug Nights, and Friday means Happy Hour from 4–6 pm. Whether you just want to relax and study with your 21 and over friends, or you want to grab a drink and a bite to eat, it is a great place to spend the evening.

The Union Executive Board will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 4 from 8:30–10:30 pm, club presidents be sure to shoot me an email at if you would like to be on the agenda. I will begin my weekly open office hours next week on Wednesday, September 3 from 8:30–11:30 am, if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat about the Union feel free to come on up to my office in the Student Government Suite.

It is so great to see everyone back on campus, good luck with all your classes, and I hope to see you around the Union soon!