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Campus Activities Board hosting several events for the fall semester 

The Campus Activities Board holds its bi-weekly meeting to discuss future events and plans for GRCC students. (Blace Carpenter/The Collegiate)

This semester, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting several events to give students more opportunities to connect with their peers and other student organizations. 

One of those events is the annual Welcome Week for Grand Rapids Community College, with daily events for students to enjoy.

The Campus Activities Board welcomed artist Doug Halper to GRCC on Sept. 5 as part of the annual Welcome Week activities. Halper creates wire names and phrases and showcases his talent at campuses nationwide. (Blace Carpenter/The Collegiate) Blace Carpenter | The Collegiate Live

To start the week, CAB brought Doug Halper, an artist who bends wire to spell names and other phrases. Halper has spent over nine years mastering this craft and has traveled to college campuses across the country to create these unique pieces of metallic art. 

Doug Halper, a wire artist, hands over a wire figure to Terrence Moore, a School Certifying Official for GRCC’s Veteran Services. (Blace Carpenter/The Collegiate) Blace Carpenter | The Collegiate Live

“Almost all my gigs are college and I just travel the country,” said Halper, who explained that he doesn’t have a favorite word to write in wire. “They’re all interesting, honestly. The longest one I have done is some seven-syllable names”

 CAB  has planned the following events for this week:

  • Involvement Day will be from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 in room 234 in the Student Center 
  • Student Life Pop-Up will be on Sept. 7 at The Main Campus, as well as Virtual Reality Games from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore campus. 
  • Studio Park Movie: “Meet the Parents” will be on Sept. 8 at Celebration Cinema on Ionia Avenue. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 8 p.m.

CAB’s focus is trying to create a sense of community here at GRCC by hosting events throughout the year to help unite students.

“I’m really excited. We are definitely doing some different events than we have done in the past,” said Brayden Smith, the President of CAB. “The biggest thing we’ve heard from students is they wanna meet new people, and so the events we are trying to host will hopefully have them be able to do that.”

CAB is funded by the activities fee that is charged in addition to a student’s tuition to create fun and unique activities. Here are the events CAB has in store for the semester.

  • Flower Bouquet Making will from be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 in the Juan Olivarez Plaza
  • The Homecoming Dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 20, and the location is to be determined. 
  • Stressed AF will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the ATC Auditorium 
  • Aiko Tanaka, a comedian who was on “America’s Got Talent,” will have a show from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the ATC Auditorium

To find more information about upcoming events, go to Raider Connect.

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