The campus activities board (CAB) are looking to hire interns and will be taking student applicants.
CAB has been on campus for over ten years. The board will usually do things such as taking student activity fee money and creating events such as movie night in Cullen or bringing in the illusionist to campus last semester, said Caddie Coupe, director of student and parents activities.
Vice President of Student Life, Chris Riley, decided that Student Activities and CAB would move over to Coupe as it used to be under Tom Craig, current director of student organisations and productions, however, with the realignment of Student Life, Craig would be overseeing Social Clubs and student organizations more while Coupe would be in charge of Student Activities.
“I’ve been asked to help create a new CAB and a new experience for our student body,” said Coupe “If you ask a several students on campus, they don’t know what CAB is. Our overall goal is to change that. This semester we’re going to renovate CAB from the ground up. We want to throw out everything, whether it was successful or not, including the name.”
The goal for CAB will be to hire five students, two of them chosen by the SA executive board, so that they can have two representatives out of the committee of five, and the other three will be hired by Coupe.
Once the students are hired, they will begin to revamp CAB. Coupe plans to have three to four signature events a year, such as Wildcat Week concerts and Spring fest.
She also will be planning to have four to five pop up events each month that will be strategically planned for different unique groups on campus.
Coupe knows that students like to be committed and super involved on campus. She looks to set up CAB where it can offer intimate activities to certain students and touch on what they have a passion to do.
“I’m looking for diversity in every sense of the word,” Coupe said. “I’m looking for a student athlete, I’m looking for somebody that’s an international student, somebody that’s not in club, somebody that’s in a club, maybe I’m looking for a freshman and a senior. I really want to make sure that this group of students is the most qualified, but also diverse and making sure that we are programming for everybody and doing things for our student body.
Coupe wants to make sure that there will be events for everyone on the campus that not only apply to the entire student body, but also that only apply to certain groups on campus in order for those people to connect and be around someone that relates to them.