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Clubs and organizations showcase offerings at Student Involvement Fair

Published on January 30, 2024

Clubs and organizations showcase offerings at Student Involvement Fair

BTR during the club fair.
Eastern's 2024 Spring Involvement Fair offered a wide array of clubs for students to gauge their interest in.

At the start of each semester at Eastern, student-run clubs and organizations recruit new members. Eastern’s 2024 Spring Involvement Fair on Jan. 25 offered opportunities for students to positively impact lives on and off campus.

Eastern’s Campus Activity Board offers ways for students to “be a part of Eastern traditions” such as Welcome Week and seasonal festivals, said Alyssa Duffy, associate director of Student Activities at Eastern.

Meanwhile, Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) enables members to engage in community service in ways fitting the personality of each member. “Anyone who enjoys helping the community on and off campus” has a place at the CCE, said junior staff member Olivia Gardner.

The CCE also offers activities such as garden projects to those who would like to work on environmental issues, said Gardner.

Representatives from CAB at the Involvement Fair

Eastern's CCE offers information on involvement and free goods for students.

Jacob Wurst of the WECS Radio Club

Club representatives encouraged students to seek involvement in areas that they are passionate about. Jacob Wurst of the WECS Radio Club spoke of meeting “like-minded people” through participation in club activities.

“It’s a great way to build friendships and network,” said Wurst. The WECS Radio Club recruits students interested in sports, music and other areas of knowledge through discussion on the “legitimate medium” of radio, said Wurst.

WECS was one of several on-campus media organizations that brought representation to the Spring Involvement Fair. ETV Sports is another prominent outlet on campus that always welcomes new student involvement. For students looking to enter the sports media field, ETV Sports presents “the best opportunity to put yourself out there,” said intern Fernando Jeronimo.

The Film and Media Club is a community for any Eastern student “who is interested in movies in any capacity,” said Daniel Gallipoli, president of the club. This can mean anyone from student filmmakers to students who want to get together and talk about movies they enjoy watching.

Fusion Dance Crew e-board members from left to right: Emily Tarbox, Savannah Whisman, Leah Coelho

Eastern's Pool Club offers information about involvement.

Representatives from ETV Sports look to draw student involvement.

Several other clubs offer ways to be involved in entertainment. Savannah Whisman, president of the Fusion Dance Crew, recommends her club to “people who like hip-hop dance.” While committed to dance, members of the Fusion Dance Crew are “students first” and are willing to let dance take a backseat to schoolwork when needed, said Whisman.

“It’s a place for you to challenge yourself and take up new creative endeavors,” added Leah Coelho, the club's vice president.

The Gymnastics and Tennis clubs provide low-stakes physical activity while maintaining an element of competition. “It’s a good way to stay active,” said Matt Griffith, vice president of the Gymnastics Club and member of the Tennis Club. The environment of both clubs includes “no judgment” and welcomes members of “all skill levels,” said Griffith.

Throughout the event, student leaders were happy to provide advice to those seeking on-campus involvement. “Don’t join a club just to join it,” said Danny Silvester, president of the History Club and Pool Club.

“Find a group of people that you like hanging around,” said Silvester. “Find things that interest you.”

Written by Noel Teter