On any given day, many students walk out of their final class and feel a sense of relief. However, this sensation is often times short lived until boredom strikes.
Once the textbooks are read and the essays are written, students gripe and moan, saying things like, “Abilene is so boring,” and “There’s nothing to do,” when in reality, several opportunities are sitting under their noses, or across campus at the furthest.
Several on campus offices and groups sponsor a variety of events for all students to get involved with, including Student Life, the Honors College and Black Students Association. Most of the events are also Christ centered and welcoming to everyone alike, and at little-to-no cost for those whose diets consist mainly of Bean food and ramen.
Many famous forms of entertainment will pass through Abilene in February, making this an exciting month for Wildcats.
For basketball fanatics, The Harlem Globetrotters will perform in Moody Feb. 9. With tickets as low as $23, many students could pass on a few Starbucks drinks to attend. If you enjoy music rather than sports, Lecrae, a Christian hip-hop artist, will perform in Moody Feb. 11. Student tickets cost only $20.
A Black History Month Worship service will be at 3 p.m. at Chapel on the Hill Feb. 7, free to everyone. there will also be a Chinese New Years festival in the Hunter Welcome Center Feb.8 at 6:30 p.m. These are perfect ways for students to get involved in multicultural affairs on campus.
But say you spent your last 28 cents on that cup of noodles, what could you possibly do now? There are still several on and off campus events that are absolutely free for students.
The Honors College hosts several social events, including Popcorn Thursday in the Zellner Hall lobby. Movie screening and popcorn are always free. They will screen Hitchcock’s classic thriller “Rear Window” at the Historic Paramount Theatre Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Sing Song’s 60th anniversary celebration is on Feb. 20, with performances on the 19th and 20th.
Don’t forget that all sporting events are free to ACU students. Basketball season is in full swing and with Moody located right on campus, there’s no excuse to not support the Wildcats for at least one home game. Both men’s and women’s basketball teams battle Sam Houston State this month. The women’s game is Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., and the men’s is Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
These are just a few of the many things happening on and around campus this month, and it’s really not that hard to find out what’s coming up. Many dorm bulletin boards stay up-to-date with flyers and notices and Moody displays upcoming events before chapel, but perhaps the best and most convenient way to stay informed is to check your email.
All ACU students should consider attending a campus organization sponsored event. It’s fun and rewarding to get involved, and it sure beats sitting in your dorm room doing nothing.