Incoming WWU Students Create Buddy Packs
|4/18/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Students planning to attend William Woods University in the fall came to campus Friday (April 12) for WWU 101: the Journey Begins, an event during which they pre-register for classes, get their student ID and attend informational sessions.
For the second year, the incoming students also took part in a community service project, creating Buddy Packs. They packed bags with nutritious food for local elementary school children who may not have enough food at home for weekends and holiday breaks.
“The group made 100 Buddy Packs, which will support 100 students in need within Callaway County,” said Sarah Munns, dean of admissions.
According to Munns, the project also had another purpose, allowing new students to get acquainted with others in the incoming class and participate in fun activities alongside students already attending WWU.
“This portion of the day was meant for students to relax and have some fun with their future classmates, as well as current students,” said Munns.
She also noted that the fraternity and sorority efforts to organize the event helped promote community service, as well as “interaction between new and current students.”
Tara Seboldt, a junior from Fults, Ill., is happy to promote the Greek lifestyle to incoming students who know little about it.
“A lot of people are unsure about sorority life when they come to school. When they see us doing things like this, and having fun, that makes them more likely to say ‘yes’ (to Greek life).”
She added that the participation among incoming students who made the Buddy Packs was impressive, “They were good. It didn’t take long!”
Screech, the William Woods mascot, dances with incoming and current students during a game called “Dance Central.”
Students who plan to attend WWU in the fall dip their souvenir shirts into tie-dye.
Buddy Pack bags are almost hidden by the large number of incoming and current students, as well as the WWU mascot, Screech.