More businesses expected at Cards' Party
September 12, 2005 —
Student Life will be hosting its annual Cards' Party Thursday in the Student Center from 3 to 6 p.m.
As of Friday, 94 vendors, student organizations, and on-campus offices were scheduled to be at the event. Jennifer Jackson, assistant director of Student Life, says she expects that amount to increase this week before the event takes place. She says only 33 student organizations out of a possible 85 have registered so far. Last year 106 total groups participated.
"We have a lot more businesses coming out than in the past," Jackson says. "We've really opened it to them. Before it used to be just a lot of student organizations, and last year we incorporated the non-profit organizations. This year we're trying to get more businesses."
Capitalizing on last year's Party, which featured free pizza and pop, a live DJ, free massages and a seemingly infinite amount of prizes, Jackson feels this year's Party will be even better. Highlights of this year's Party will include the aforementioned ones from last year, free Slurpees from 7-Eleven and cars from Draper Chevrolet will be on display outside the Student Center.
Also new this year will be a part-time employment fair, Jackson says. Businesses from the Fashion Square Mall and around the Bay and Tittabawassee area will be giving out job applications and talking about the job opportunities available.
Filling time will not be a problem, Jackson says.
"We will be doing raffles every 15 minutes," she says. "People like to stick around for those. There are really big prizes, there are not little skimpy things."
She added that TCF Bank will have a "Money Machine," which will undoubtedly have a long line attached to it, and there will be another live DJ.
Jackson says the event will start in the Rotunda, and will end in the Cardinal Cage. The Multipurpose room and Student Life Center will be utilized as well.